Raising Awareness for National Physical Therapy Month
October is National Physical Therapy Month, a time to celebrate and raise awareness for all the ways physical therapy can help people recover from injuries and become stronger than they were before. If you receive this newsletter, chances are you’re well aware of the ways physical therapy can benefit you. So, if you want to help raise awareness for physical therapy programs everywhere, here are a few ideas.
Share Your Story
If you’ve undergone physical therapy in the past and it’s left you stronger than you were before, your story can be a powerful example of what it can do for others. In the United States, 1 in 5 adults live with chronic pain every day, and many of them might not know there’s a way out. If you have friends or family dealing with injuries or pain, tell them about your experience with physical therapy and how you think it could help them, too.
Educate Yourself and Others
While your experience with physical therapy may be unique, as it is for everyone, substantial objective evidence supports how it can treat pain and improve function for myriad conditions and injuries. Additionally, this year the American Physical Therapy Association is raising awareness about the opioid crisis, and how physical therapy can combat it. In 2016, nearly 42,000 people in the U.S. died from opioid overdoses, 17,000 of which were from prescription painkillers. People need to know that pain relief can be permanent, and it doesn’t have to be found in a little orange bottle.
Come Visit In Motion O.C.
If you’re considering surgery or painkillers to help you get through an injury or relieve your chronic pain, come visit In Motion O.C. first so you can see what physical therapy can do for you. We can help you gain permanent relief for pain and get back to what you love doing stronger than ever. Give us a call today!