October is Physical Therapy Month!

As we celebrate the field of physical therapy this month, we’d like to take the opportunity to educate you a bit more on this relatively new, yet wide-ranging profession. Did you know that in Michigan, physical therapists now graduate at a doctorate level? In addition to a degree, most receive three additional years of clinical, hands-on experience.

Physical therapists are trained to treat a wide variety of patients and conditions. Patients can see physical therapists at all stages of recovery including acute care, sub-acute care, out-patient, home health, nursing home, and schools. Patients can also see a physical therapist not only for musculoskeletal issues, but for a variety of conditions including post-surgical rehab, vestibular, women’s health concerns, balance issues, wound care, developmental delays, post-stroke recovery, post traumatic brain injury, and lymphedema.

Our goal as physical therapists remains the same; to allow patients to perform their functional activities with greater independence, less difficulty, and with as little discomfort as possible including the maintenance and prevention of future functional loss. If you are experiencing pain from an injury or simply from day to day activity, physical therapy could be great for you. Give us a call at 616.997.6172 to see how we can help you eliminate pain from your life. Our five west Michigan based clinics are convenient for anyone who lives or works in the greater Grand Rapids, Muskegon, or Kalamazoo areas.

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