October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Research has shown that early detection is the key to survival. The pandemic significantly decreased the number of cancer screenings being done which could now have negative effects.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has designated October National Physical Therapy Month. There are many ways you and your clinic can celebrate. Show your support!
Falls Prevention Awareness Day is celebrated on September 22nd.
This is a great time to make older adults aware of their risk for a fall but also educate them that falls are preventable and provide them with methods to help prevent a fall.
According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, more than 79 million students in the United States carry a backpack and an estimated 55 percent of them are carrying a backpack that is too heavy, which equates to 43 million students that may strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they’re too heavy or not used correctly. Share these guidelines to help your family use backpacks safely.
Every year World Physical Therapy Day is celebrated on September 8th. This year, the theme of the celebration is appropriately promoting the role of the physical therapist in the treatment and management of individuals affected by Long Covid.
The three major rehab therapy disciplines include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. We’ve compiled some information that may be helpful when you are explaining the differences and benefits of each type of therapy to your patients and your referral sources.
The strongest referrals a practice can gain are those that come from satisfied and loyal patients. It’s been shown that consumers trust opinions and recommendations of their family and friends more than they trust advertising. If you have not yet been encouraging referrals from your current patients, now is the time to develop and implement a patient referral program.
June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month.Physical therapy is often underutilized in the treatment of headaches and migraines. Join us in advocating and spreading awareness!
The National Stroke Association has designated May as National Stroke Awareness Month. The goal is to help raise stroke awareness including the signs and symptoms of a stroke, what can be done to help prevent a stroke and ways to help stroke survivors.