Every October is National Physical Therapy month. During the month, individuals are encouraged to learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and how physical therapists can help people improve their health and quality of life through movement. Research shows that 80% of adults and adolescents do not get enough Read more…
September 19-25, 2022 National Rehabilitation Awareness Week is celebrated the third week of September every year. The week serves to focus on promoting and celebrating the many forms of rehabilitation that help disabiled individuals to reach their full potential and educate the world on how these forms of rehabilitation can Read more…
Every year on September 8th, physical therapists (aka physiotherapists) around the world celebrate World Physiotherapy Day with a planned theme. This celebration started in 1996 with the date based on when the World Physiotherapy Association was founded in 1951. The association was established to unite the profession internationally. The Day Read more…
The Benefits of Incorporating Baseline Neurocognitive Screenings into Your Concussion Management Program
Diagnosing a concussion is not always an easy task. A physical therapist will generally rely on multiple tests to evaluate the physical deficits, cognitive deficits and emotional symptoms being experienced by the patient.However, in relation to athletes, there is something that could make diagnosing a concussion a bit easier for a physical therapist. This is the administration of pre-participation neurocognitive screenings.
August has been recognized as National Dog Month. In observance of National Dog Month, we wanted to take the opportunity to recognize the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy, in which dogs play a huge role.
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has designated April Occupational Therapy Month. Educating the community about the profession of occupational therapy and the important role Occupational Therapists play is a great way to help celebrate OT month. Here’s a couple ideas to help you accomplish this.
March has been designated Brain Injury Awareness Month by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). By doing your part, you can help prevent future brain injuries. In addition you can help others develop a better understanding of the challenges an individual who has suffered a brain injury may face on a daily basis keeping in mind that they should not be defined by their injury.
February is American Heart Month. This campaign was created to raise awareness of the prevalence of heart disease and ways that it can be prevented. As healthcare providers, we can help to educate our patients (and ourselves) on how to get and stay heart healthy.
In addition to the obvious holiday which is celebrated in November, Thanksgiving, there are also a number of healthcare related observances. These include National Diabetes Awareness Month, National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National COPD Awareness Month. These all allow for an excellent excuse to help educate your rehab therapy patients during November.