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National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated each October.  This is an opportunity to reach out to the Washington community and educate individuals about the unique benefits of treatment by a physical therapist.
 
Physical therapists are evidence-based health care professionals who offer cost-effective treatment that helps improve motion and relieve pain.  Highly educated, physical therapists graduating today must have a graduate degree- either a master’s or a clinical doctorate from an accredited physical therapy program before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice.
 
Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients who have conditions such as back pain, neck pain, burns, wounds, osteoporosis, developmental disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, and countless other conditions affecting an individual’s ability to move freely and without pain.
 
Motion is essential to an individual’s quality of life.  Whether it is an everyday task such as emptying the dishwasher, a sports activity like running, or an essential activity such as performing a job, a physical therapist can help an individual experience improved mobility and function.  Physical therapists also help prevent injuries and promote a healthy lifestyle by improving strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.
 
Physical therapists provide:
Intensive Education and Clinical Expertise
Caring to Suit Your Needs
Easy Access to Professional Care
 
Please visit www.moveforwardpt.com to learn more about the many ways in which a physical therapist can help you to:
Significantly improve mobility to perform daily activities
Provide an alternative to painful and expensive surgery, in many cases
Manage or eliminate pain without medication and its side effects, in many cases
 
To learn more about how physical therapists can help prevent and treat running injuries, please see “Tips for Runners” at www.moveforwardpt.com