Hello from BBPT’s Day of Service!

Fiona McMahon, DPT

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Happy Global PT Day of Service, everyone! October 15th is a day physical therapists take some time to give back to the community. We, at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, did our service a little early, because many of our PTs are attending the International Pelvic Pain Society meeting, October 13-16, including their Friday night fundraising event. (To contribute to IPPS, non-for-profit: ADD URL)

We arrived at BBPT early on the first Saturday of October, ordered some bagels, brewed some coffee and had a pro-bono clinic. We met a ton of great people who came in for free evaluations and home-exercise programs.

We at Beyond Basics, consider ourselves lucky to be physical therapists and to do the work we love everyday. We are so happy to have amazing patients, family and support. Thank you all for your continued support.

Check out what other physical therapists are doing today near you!

http://ptdayofservice.com/

To learn more about the International Pelvic Pain Society: www.pelvicpain.org  

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October is National Physical Therapy Month!

Now that we’ve started October, we thought we’d share with you some important information: it’s National Physical Therapy Month!

As PTs, we treat the body without medication, easing it through a variety of common health problems and recovery processes. We love the work we do, and we love helping you!

National Physical Therapy Month was created to create an official space for PTs to continue to educate the public about the benefits of physical therapy and the motion improvements it makes in people’s lives. We encourage you to visit the American Physical Therapy Association here or ask us to learn more!

 

It’s National Physical Therapy Month!

By Riva Preil

Each October, physical therapists across the country celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. There are many different types of physical therapists who work in a number of various work environments. Several of these venues include working in a hospital in an acute care facility, in a sub-acute rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility, with the pediatric population in elementary schools, or in a private practice orthopedic clinic.  Furthermore, there are many different types of orthopedic clinics that work with a specific population, (ex. women’s health- like Beyond Basics Physical Therapy)!  The diversity that exists within the profession is actually a very appealing aspect to those considering becoming a physical therapist.  

As musculoskeletal experts, physical therapists take great pride in assisting others with moving forward and improving mobility.  Whether it be in helping a patient learn how to use a hemiparetic lower extremity post-stroke or helping an athlete return to their desired sport after a meniscal repair surgery, physical therapists help their patients strengthen weakened muscles and return to normalized gait patterns.  One of the ways they accomplish this is through creating a personalized home exercise program for each of their patients targeting the specific deficits. To learn more about the physical therapy profession and how we strive to help other, please refer to the American Physical Therapy Association website, and in particular please refer to the link below.  Happy P.T. month to one all!

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/NPTM/Default.aspx