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It’s National Physical Therapy Month!

A Message From Our Partners at St. Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS):

In October, we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants can help improve and restore motion to your life.  This recognition is an opportunity to highlight the fact that we are your trusted experts in helping you to improve your quality of life by keeping healthy, fit, and active, and avoiding surgery and long-term use of prescription medications, in many cases.

When it comes to health care, one size does not fit all. A Physical Therapist’s extensive education, clinical expertise, and “hands on” approach brings you a unique, individualized approach. When you are in the hands of a Physical Therapist, you have a plan of care that is safe, appropriate and addresses your individual needs and pre-existing conditions.

The month of October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is important to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.  Although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. It is important to stress that women need to be empowered and dedicated to take charge of their own breast health!

Our specialized cancer rehabilitation program serves all individuals in need, whether they are at the beginning or completion of treatment, or experiencing late affects from treatment completed long ago. Whether living with cancer as a chronic disease or in remission, we can help individuals return to the activities they enjoy.  Please visit our Cancer Rehab page on our website www.starspt.org to find out more about this service.