October fast approaching, and you may notice an air of excitement at your local physical therapy clinic. That's because October is National Physical Therapy Month. This is a month where physical therapists celebrate their profession and educate people about the benefits of physical therapy.
This year, the theme of PT Month is Fit after 50, as many baby boomers are remaining physically active longer. Starting on October 1st, the American Physical Therapy Association will begin the 50 Days 50 Ways challenge by posting one tip per day on how to stay fit and prevent injury. You can check out the tips on Twitter or Facebook.
Be sure to ask your local physical therapist about National Physical Therapy Month to see if he or she is planning a special event to educate people about ways to stay fit and healthy.