October is National Physical Therapy Month


On any given day, a physical therapist may be found treating a patient recovering from hip replacement surgery, helping an athlete regain their strength from a sports injury, assisting a driver recuperating from a car accident, or aiding someone who is suffering from balance difficulties.

National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated each October and is designed to raise awareness about the important role that physical therapists play in helping people decrease pain, improve mobility and engage in healthy lifestyles.

Hunt Regional Medical Center offers inpatient physical therapy, outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services where patients are treated for pain management, gait problems, balance disorders, stroke recovery and post-surgery recovery, to name a few conditions.

At Hunt Regional, physical therapists work collaboratively with patients and physicians, tailoring each treatment plan to the patient. This approach includes patient education, identifying the cause of the problem and creating long-term preventative strategies.

The tools that a physical therapist may use during the rehabilitation process include exercise, physical manipulation, aqua therapy and more. One unique program offered at Hunt Regional is the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT BIG®), which include clinically proven methods for improving movement in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

For more information about therapy services at Hunt Regional, call 903-408-1886.

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