Although physical therapy is practiced 365 days a year in settings such as outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals, we like to take a step back and celebrate the physical therapy community as a whole in the month of October. The goal of Physical Therapy Month is to raise awareness of the important role physical therapy can play to help transform communities by improving function in people’s lives.
In our clinics we work together as a team, which consists of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and athletic trainers to provide exceptional care. We treat the spine, sports and occupational injuries, as well as orthopedic and neurological disorders.
If you have never been to physical therapy here is a little glimpse at what to expect:
- You will be evaluated and treated by a Physical Therapist to determine the appropriate plan of care for your situation.
- Subsequent appointments will be provided by a team member to implement your established plan of care. We promote healing with a combination of hands on manual therapy, exercise, modalities and patient education.
- You will be given a home exercise program which is selected according to the deficits found. These exercises are encouraged to be performed throughout your care and after you have been discharged from physical therapy to maximize your outcomes. Exercises will change throughout your plan of care as your progress towards your goals.
Here at Physical Therapy Consultants, Inc., it is our mission is to provide you the care you want and the results you need to help you live the life you deserve.
Kerra Pietsch, LPTA, CFNC
Andover Physical Therapy
PTC_therapy October 4th, 2019
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