October Is National Physical Therapy Month: Let’s Make It a Moving Experience

This year’s NPTM focus is on the importance of physical activity and the role of PTs and PTAs in helping people get moving.

Inadequate physical activity results in an added $117 billion in health care costs in the U.S. and leads to reduced quality of life for millions of Americans. As we struggle to address a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to encourage movement to help people manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injuries, and reduce the risk of future injury and chronic disease.

Cue National Physical Therapy Month.

October is National Physical Therapy Month — a time to celebrate the profession and all the ways physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and PT and PTA students help improve lives across the country. This year’s theme is the promotion of physical activity and the unique value PTs and PTAs bring to help people get moving, a focus that’s also in line with our latest #ChoosePT public awareness campaign.

“Although this year [and a half] has brought significant challenges to health care and the profession, we are getting through them together,” said APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD. “Now, more than ever, it’s important to share the value of keeping active and moving, and APTA offers inclusive ways for us to share with our communities the importance of physical activity to a healthy life.”

Article courtesy of apta.org, September 30, 2020

About Jerome and Wendell Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Clinics

Founded in 2006, Jerome Physical Therapy & Wendell Physical Therapy are fully functioning physical therapy and sports medicine clinics, offering physical therapy services of all types to all of Jerome and Gooding counties including the cities of Hagerman, Bliss, Shoshone, and smaller outlying areas. As a hometown physical therapy clinic, personal individualized care is important to our staff.  Specializing in sports medicine, occupational health, and orthopedic care, our offices continue to emphasize volunteerism in our communities and schools. We recognize the benefit of assisting our community in maintaining healthy lifestyles, while keeping our health care costs controlled.