October is National Physical Therapy Month!



What is Physical Therapy?


Physical therapy is a branch of healthcare centered around evaluation, treatment, and assessment of patients with physical or mobility impairments and limitations to maximize functional mobility.


What is a Physical Therapist?


Physical therapists are movement experts with professional licensure to evaluate and treat patients with a wide array of disabilities, conditions, impairments, or limitations. There are several sub-sections or specialties associated with physical therapy, please see our resources to learn more.


What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?


Pediatric physical therapy is a specialty of physical therapy working in collaboration with families and children typically under the age of 18 who experience developmental delays, limitations in participation in every-day life, or to treat a variety of other physical impairments.


Resources by Category:


American Physical Therapy Association

https://www.apta.org/national-physical-therapy-month#:~:text=Every%20October%20we%20celebrate%20National,students%20do%20to%20transform%20lives


Overview of Physical Therapy

https://www.verywellhealth.com/physical-therapy-4014670


What is a Physical Therapist

https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-a-physical-therapist-2696641


Pediatric Physical Therapy

https://pathways.org/what-is-a-pediatric-physical-therapist/


Pediatric Physical Therapy Resource for Families

https://pediatricapta.org/consumers/


10 Things A Patient Should Know About Physical Therapy

https://proactivept.com/blog/physical-therapy/blog-10-things-physical-therapist-patients-should-do



 

This article was written by Olivia Hall. Olivia is a Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at Hanover College and President of her class. She currently lives in New Mexico but frequently travels and loves to go on hikes with her dog.





Skyrocket Pediatric Therapy Foundation (Skyrocket) does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Skyrocket provides general information about developmental disabilities and developmental therapies as a service to the community. The information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Skyrocket has not validated and is not responsible for any information, events, or services provided by third parties. The views and opinions expressed in blogs on our website do not necessarily reflect the views of Skyrocket.

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