According to the website of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is a commemoration held each October to recognize the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants make in restoring and improving motion in people's lives. “The goal of National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is to raise awareness of the key role that physical therapists and physical therapy assistants can play in helping people find relief from pain, improve mobility and overall functional ability, and live healthier, more physically-able lives.”
We have been celebrating National Physical Therapy Month here at LADACIN with our therapists and other staff. Early in October we held a building wide “Stop, Drop, Get Up and Move,” where students, clients, staff, and administration stopped what they were doing, went outside and walked around the entire campus to get a little exercise.
Recently, the therapists at LADACIN Network held workshops on Yoga and Meditation for both the school students and the Adult program clients. Breathing exercises and conscious movements helped to focus on the body and calm the mind, relaxation techniques that everyone can use in moments of stress.
Many thanks to our awesome therapists, who work so hard to keep our students and clients healthy and in good shape!