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October is National Physical Therapy Month! Let’s celebrate!

We’ve come a long way baby!!!

Physical Therapy today isn’t what it used to be! It has grown to be a profession focusing on over 8 specialty areas using skilled evaluation and manual therapy techniques combined with exercise, education and modalities to get results. Most physical therapists now hold either a Master’s Degree or a Doctorate Degree. Physical therapists are musculoskeletal specialists; if it has to do with muscle or joint function, they are the experts. Physical therapy can have many benefits for a person’s overall health and wellness no matter their age. Physical therapists treat conditions ranging from acute to chronic pain, vertigo, developmental disabilities, work injuries, amputation, stroke recovery, joint replacement, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Therapists treat a wide variety of conditions across multiple demographics. Here at Back in Motion®, we work mainly with orthopedic conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, arm or leg muscle strains and sprains, joint replacements, post-operative rehab and over-use injuries whether from work or sports. We also offer vestibular rehabilitation, balance training, and dry needling. Here are some of the benefits physical therapy can provide: • Pain reduction • Improved strength, function and mobility • Balance and fall prevention • Prevention from or preparation for surgery • Sports injury prevention and rehabilitation • Improve health for age-related conditions • Reduced opioid use • Education in how to use your body better Getting screened for musculoskeletal deficiencies or imbalances by a physical therapist yearly should be a regular part of your healthcare maintenance regiment. Maine is a direct access state, meaning that you do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physical therapist. You go to the doctor for a yearly check-up, the dentist twice a year to get your teeth cleaned, and the eye doctor every 2 years to check your eye health; physical therapy should be no different.

Do you have questions about an ache or injury? Talk to an expert! Contact us today to get in with your physical therapist for a FREE CONSULTATION! We have appointments available within 48 hours!

www.mainephysicaltherapy.com

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