Article by Brett Sears, PT from verywellhealth.com
The goal of National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM), which is listed on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's National Health Observances Calendar, is to raise awareness of the key role that physical therapists and physical therapy assistants can play in helping people find relief from pain, improve mobility and overall functional ability, and live healthier, more physically-able lives.
National Physical Therapy Month was established in 1981 by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). On the APTA website, the stated purpose of the month-long campaign is to recognize the physical therapy profession's efforts to 'transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.'" Here's a look at how National Physical Therapy Month tends to play out.
There has never been a better time than right now to get physical therapy for your loved ones. As the weather gets colder, it becomes even harder for elderly people to remain active. Lessila Therapy's services help improve motion, prevent falling, manage pain, increase strength and overall improves the elderly's quality of life. Take a look at this pain profile to gauge severity of pain for you or a loved one and contact Lessila Therapy to start your journey to an improved, accessible life!
Published on the Medical News Today Newsletter By Timothy Huzar on Thu, February 21, 2019
Dementia is a term that describes a variety of symptoms affecting a person's cognitive functioning, including their ability to think, remember, and reason. It tends to get worse over time, so there are a few key early warning signs.Dementia occurs when nerve cells in a person's brain stop working. Although it typically happens in older people, it is not an inevitable part of aging. The brain's natural deterioration happens to everyone as they grow older, but it occurs more quickly in people with dementia.
Exercise programs reduced falls that caused injuries by 37%, falls leading to serious injuries by 43%, and broken bones by 61%"
Published on the Harvard Health Publishing Website by Howard LeWine, M.D. on Oct. 31, 2013
Most people take balance for granted. They navigate without thinking, effort, or fear. For millions of others, though, poor balance is a problem. Some struggle with long-term dizziness or imbalance. Others suffer balance-related falls and injuries. A new study concludes that exercise can reduce not only the odds of falling but the odds of sustaining fall-related injuries.
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Well Elderly: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
By Hibet Melgoza
Posted on: February 28, 2011
Reflections on Practice
The Baby Boomer population is aging, and along with this comes increased demand for health care services. By 2030, the number of adults over 65 will rise from 37 million to more than 70 million, almost 20 percent of the total projected population in that year, according to the Institute of Medicine. Along with living longer, Boomers want to maintain their quality of life: to live independently in their own homes, socialize with friends, remain physically healthy and continue to participate in everyday occupations that are meaningful for them.