Focus PT - October/November 2019

October is National Physical Therapy Month, making it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the people dedicated to improving the health and well-being of others. Physical therapists are an important part of our society, and their efforts deserve recognition. Here are a few things you need to know about this month’s observance. National Physical Therapy Month Originally started in June 1981, the annual celebration of physical therapy took place for one week instead of a whole month. In 1992, the holiday was extended, dubbed National Physical Therapy Month, and moved to October to prevent any conflict with the annual American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) conference held every June. Since then, this holiday has become an icon for APTA members, physical therapists, and many health providers throughout the U.S. Celebrating the Therapists Dedicated to Improving Your Health When Did National Physical Therapy Month Begin?

to go about their daily lives and that physical therapy can even help patients avoid surgery. In

addition, National Physical Therapy Month offers a great opportunity to practice self-care to promote better physical and mental health.

What Can You Do to Celebrate?

The best way to celebrate National Physical Therapy Month is to appreciate your physical therapist, learn more about the benefits of physical therapy, and find new habits to become more active. Look into getting involved in a sport, yoga, tai chi, or any other activity that allows you to be physically active. If you know a physical therapist, take the time to talk to them about their profession and thank them for everything they do. Physical therapists dedicate their lives to ensure that people can return to living pain-free, and their commitment deserves mountains of praise.

Why Is It Important?

The top priority for the APTA each year is to educate people on how physical therapy can help improve health. Physical therapists want people to understand that they don’t have to rely on medication


“I was recently experiencing some postpartum pains. I had tried everything, but nothing seemed to be working to make it feel better. I heard about Focus Physical Therapy and thought I would see if they could help. Best idea ever! One visit to Focus PT and five months of pain was gone in minutes. All the staff was great to work with too! I honestly couldn’t believe how good I felt after I left. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.”

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