October signals the beginning of fall and food-heavy holidays around the corner which make it tempting to be less physically active. This is why it is important to make a concentrated effort to focus on healthy habits and celebrate National Physical Therapy Month!
Physical Therapy is not just focused on injury recovery, it can also help injury and illness prevention. Many studies and institutions recommend physical therapy to treat mental and emotional disorders as well.
Here are some helpful tips to help you celebrate Physical Therapy Month:
Try Something New
Find new ways to practice your self-care. Whether you’ve been putting off taking yoga classes or felt intimidated by certain machines at the gym, October is the time to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself.
Place extra focus on your physical habits. Track your movements throughout the day, the more attention you put on your habits, the more likely it is you can identify problems such as posture which are leading to chronic pain, and work to correct them.
Understand the Impact of Physical Therapy
Reach out to your local Physical Therapist and find out how they can help you. Physical Therapy can make it possible to recover quicker and more completely from any surgeries, injuries, or chronic pains while reducing the need for medication. The additional effects of being more relaxed and pain-free will also improve your emotional state as well.
Focus on Self-Care
Even if you haven’t had a recent surgery or injury you can benefit this month by taking care of yourself. “Me time” is good for your mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Phoenix Osteopractic Physical Therapy is available to help you celebrate Physical Therapy Month. Contact us at (972) 232-2310 or visit http://www.phoenixopt.com today!