October Is National Physical Therapy Month

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October is one of our favorite months because October is National Physical Therapy Month. This is important not only because it is bringing physical therapy into the forefront, but also because it is a chance to highlight how physical therapy can transform your life.

Transform your life? Yes, transform your life. Physical therapists are caring experts that focus on helping you live your optimal life through movement.

History Of National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month has been in existence, but in a different form, since 1981. It originally started out as National Physical Therapy Week. It is promoted by the American Physical Therapy Association.

The APTA is a not-for-profit organization of 100,000+ physical therapy professionals that aim to transform the communities they live in through optimizing movement to improve the human experience.

What Is National Physical Therapy Month All About?

The point of National Physical Therapy Month is to bring the benefits of physical therapy to light. Choosing physical therapy can improve the quality of your life, especially after illness, injury, or surgery. Many times it is a better choice than addicting pain killers.

Physical therapy benefits include:

*Manage chronic pain

*Manage other pain conditions

*Help you move better

*Faster healing from injury

*Prevention of future injury

*Keep a handle on chronic diseases

Get Involved With National Physical Therapy Month

Has physical therapy made a difference in your life? Are you suffering from pain, illness or injury and would like to be on the road to physical recovery? Are you wondering what you can do to help more people experience the benefits of physical therapy like you have? Here are some things you can do.

*Have you experienced the benefits of physical therapy? Share with us or your friends on social media and use the hashtag #ChoosePT

*Encourage any friends or family on opioids for non-cancer related pain to look into safer options such as physical therapy, or avoid opioids completely

*Call your physical therapist and schedule an appointment. He or she can show you so many ways to improve your quality of life through optimal movement.

Visit ChoosePT for more information about the benefits of physical therapy.

Now that you know more about National Physical Therapy Month…

…if you are ready to experience the benefits of physical therapy and begin living your optimal life by working with a physical therapist, schedule a consultation at Above & Beyond Physical Therapy. We have physical therapists available at two convenient locations in both Queen Creek and Phoenix. 

Contact us today.


Queen Creek Location
21321 E. Ocotillo Rd., Suite 122
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Ph: 480.987.1870
F: 480.987.9289

3201 W. Peoria Ave., Suite D800
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Ph: 602.866.2231
F: 602.866.2261