National Physical Therapy Month: Facts About PT

October 22, 2021

Every October we recognize National Physical Therapy Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy.

What do physical therapists do?

Physical therapists are movement experts who team with physical therapist assistants to treat people of all ages and abilities. They are licensed health care providers who help you avoid surgery and prescription drugs, maximize your mobility, manage pain and chronic conditions, and improve your physical function and fitness.

How do they help?

Physical therapists identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems. They help people maintain or restore as much function as possible.

Physical function and movement are very important to:

- Health, wellness, and fitness
- Managing pain
- Earning a living
- Independence

Physical therapy and surgery:

Physical therapists help people manage pain and improve movement problems. Some pain and movement problems can become chronic and lead to surgery.

Physical therapy helps to reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases and conditions. It also can keep many problems from getting worse. Physical therapists can help you avoid the need for, and the costs and risks of, surgery.

To learn more about physical therapy at Piedmont Crossing and how therapy can help you following surgery or injury, call us at 336-472-2017.