By celebrating National Physical Therapy Month annually in October, we are reminded that taking care of our body is vital to our health. The goal of this month is to raise awareness of how important physical therapy can be to your well being. Physical therapy is a way to improve mobility, decrease pain, and promote an overall healthy lifestyle.
Physical therapy is an excellent alternative to having surgery or taking medicine as this form of treatment uses individualized treatment plans and can help to promote your fitness and energy levels.
Your physical therapist will use a combination of techniques to promote an overall healthier lifestyle. He or she will combine stretching techniques with core stabilization to increase flexibility and mobility. Using stretching techniques throughout the day will help to keep your muscles and joints mobile to increase your health.
Physical therapists treat a wide spectrum of different diagnosis, including (but not limited to) patients with sports-related injuries, skeletal injuries such as sprains, strains and fractures, stroke victims, and other neurological conditions.
Physical therapy uses multiple techniques to increase the health of your joints, muscles, and bones, including therapy, ice and heat therapy, ultrasound, low-level laser, functional stimulation, and exercise.
Senior citizens, adults and children can all obtain health and lifestyle benefits from visiting a physical therapist.
National Physical Therapy Month is a great time for physical therapists to educate both their patients and the public on the excellent benefits of their trade. It is truly amazing the number of diseases and conditions it helps to improve. With the year coming to an end, adding physical therapy to your lifestyle will lead you into 2016 with a healthy mind and body!
Did you know that you have Direct Access to Physical Therapy? No referral is needed. We offer the best Physical Therapy on Long Island where you can get help from our trusted and expert Physical Therapists. We have several locations on Long Island including Massapequa, Valley Stream, Wantagh, and Lindenhurst. To start your Physical Therapy evaluation, call Park Physical Therapy and The Physical Therapy Alliance at (516) 568-4444.