Live Your Life Physical Therapy PT, 2016 National Physical Therapy Month, Physical Therapy MN

October is National Physical Therapy Month

| Dr. Eva Norman

Happy National Physical Therapy Month! We celebrate and support the importance of physical therapy all year, but especially the month of October. We commend all of those in our industry that are passionate in transforming the lives of others. As physical therapists, we are ambassadors for physical therapy.

Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD and president of the American Physical Therapy Association recently stated in her president’s address that “America is in the midst of a devastating opioid epidemic, and physical therapy has been identified as part of the solution by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Surgeon General.” 1 This is an important aspect and benefit from embracing and seeking out physical therapy.  Please refer to our past blog on Better Pain Management for more information on this subject matter.

Chronic pain is any pain that lasts longer than the expected healing time. Physical therapists will help individuals understand their pain through education which in turn can help reduce one’s care needs.2 Physical therapy is a non-drug alternative treatment to manage pain.  Physical therapists work with individuals to help alleviate different types of pain such as low back, shoulder, hip, and knee pain to improve overall functioning. They will develop a personalized rehabilitative treatment plan to meet your needs and abilities.

Physical therapy can help anyone seeking to improve their strength, balance and mobility.  As experts in movement, physical therapists can educate and guide you on proper techniques and exercises to help you achieve your health goals.  Physical therapists use evidence-based methods to help rehabilitate individuals to get their quality of life back.

To learn more about benefits of what physical therapy can do for chronic pain, you can also check out the American Physical Therapy Association’s public service announcements.1 Even if you do not have chronic pain, physical therapy can help individuals stay active, expand and advance their physical activities, and provide education to prevent injuries and chronic medical conditions.

At Live your LifeTM we offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, personal training, acupuncture, massage therapy, health coaching along with dietary services.

Live Your Life better today and start managing your pain!

Dr. Eva Norman
President & Founder
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Live Your Life TM
Bringing Physical Therapy & Wellness to You!


1 Message from APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD.,_PT,_PhD.aspx Accessed October 5, 2016.

2 9 Things You Should Know About Pain. Accessed October 5, 2016.

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