October is National Physical Therapy Month!

 

Who are Physical Therapists?

  • We are movement experts
  • We are highly trained and have post graduate degrees in the field of physical therapy
    • Physical therapists now graduate with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and require a state license to practice
    • We partake in routine continuing education to enhance our knowledge base
  • Physical Therapists treat patients of all ages and skill levels ranging from children to older adults
  • We empower and educate patients to be active in their own care and recovery
  • Physical Therapists are a vital member of your healthcare team
    • In the state of Illinois, a patient does NOT need a referral from a physician to start treatment with a physical therapist
    • However, we keep the rest of your healthcare team up to date with your progress. After every patient evaluation, a personalized plan of care is sent to a physician.

 

Personalized Plan of Care

Your therapist will develop a personalized plan of care based upon the findings in your evaluation.  This individualized plan can help you with the following: 

  • Learn about and understand your injuries and condition
  • Improve mobility and function
  • Manage pain and chronic conditions
  • Avoid surgery
  • Reduce the use of opioids and other pain medications
  • Recover from injury
  • Prevent future injuries and pain
 
 
 Reasons to see a Physical Therapist:
  • Management of pain and other chronic issues
  • Injury prevention
  • Fall Prevention
  • Dizziness, imbalance, vertigo
  • Post-op
  • Ergonomic
 
If you have any questions for our Physical Therapists or want to know more about how physical therapy can help you or a loved one please contact any of our clinics.  
 
Goodlife Physical Therapy 
 
References: www.choosept.com