Celebrating Physical Therapy Month: Inspiration and Resources by PTs, for PTs

Group of physical therapists and patients in a rehab center wearing facemasks while doing their physical therapy, rehab during COVID-19 pandemic

In the physical therapy profession, it’s news to no one that a majority of Americans lead a sedentary lifestyle. According to Forbes, more than 80% of U.S. jobs are now centered around a desk and chair, a figure that’s up significantly from previous decades. A myriad of health risks are associated with prolonged sitting, like obesity, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, abnormal cholesterol, and more.

The good news? Physical therapy professionals are uniquely placed to educate their patients, and the wider public, about the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle and the importance of movement.

In celebration of Physical Therapy Month (Oct. 1 to Oct. 31), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has announced this year’s theme: “Move Better, Feel Better.” To support the theme, the APTA has compiled a collection of helpful resources for PTs and PTAs, including the following:

To learn more about National Physical Therapy Month, visit the APTA website.

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