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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Are You Ready for Fall?

Published August 10, 2010 9:15 AM by Rebecca Mayer
Physical therapists across the country are beginning to gear up for National Physical Therapy Month, traditionally celebrated during the month of October each year.

Come October, thousands of PTs nationwide will band together to help increase community awareness of physical therapy's role in health care. This year is proving to be more important than ever as the chosen theme focuses on how family members can play a central role in developing good exercise habits to prevent and combat obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Making the commitment to be physically active is one of the best ways children and adults can prevent or combat obesity and its consequences, say physical therapists from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

PTs will educate individuals and their family members by hosting special activities such as fitness clinics, open houses, hotlines, athletic events, health seminars and exhibits.

What plans does your organization have for National PT Month? How will you educate family members to help their loved ones prevent and combat obesity and type 2 diabetes?

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