October is National Physical Therapy Month
Every year during the month of October we get excited for Halloween, changing weather, staying healthy before the holidays, and celebrating National Physical Therapy Month. This year the focus is on the national public awareness campaign #ChoosePT, which educates consumers about the risks of opioid use. The goal is to inform these consumers that physical therapy is a safe way to treat and manage pain without medication.
Physical therapists are trained to treat areas of chronic pain, new pain, or post-operative pain by working with you and your body to overcome any discomfort and avoid using pain medication. Here are some things we want you to know:
1. Lower Back Pain is treatable: 65 million Americans suffer from back pain and most are women. At Fusion we can plan together a treatment plan inside and outside our facility to ensure you are comfortable without having surgery or prescriptions.
2. Strength knows no age: Just because you are getting older does not mean you are getting weaker. Improvement in muscle health in your 60s, 70s, or 80s is possible with the appropriate exercise program. The physical therapists at Fusion can design the right exercise programs for you at any age.
3. Exercising prevents heart disease: This is the number one killer in the United States. A healthy heart can improve overall health, decreasing your risk for cardiovascular disease and other complications.
4. Be the boss of your chronic pain: over 100 million Americans are suffering from chronic pain. Billions of dollars are being spent in medical bills. This could be avoided by a tight physical therapy regimen monitored by trained physical therapists. At Fusion we can cultivate an exercise, mobility, and pain management plan to improve overall quality of life.
Prescribing physical activity over opioids to conquer pain is the goal of physical therapy and our physical therapists. If you are experiencing pain and want to take a safer approach to defeating it, then contact Fusion Rehabilitation today to schedule an appointment.