THE NEW YORK TIMES: An article in Monday's New York Times, titled "Physical Therapy and the Camaraderie of Healing," captures the essence of the special relationship a physical therapist develops...
A recent report from the National Health Interview Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than 40% percent of adults ages 50 to 64 experience mobility-related problems in areas such as stooping, bending, kneeling and standing for 2 hours, among many other issues. The study also found increasing numbers of baby boomers who reported having back or neck problems, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and arthritis. The number of middle-aged Americans with certain mobility-related disabilities is on the rise.
“It is clear that baby boomers need our help,” says APTA President Scott Ward, PT, PhD. “Our goal is to make consumers aware that physical therapists (PTs) can help them maintain or enhance their quality of life by improving or restoring their mobility―and in the process, help them reduce or eliminate their need for pain medication and, in many cases, even avoid costly surgery.”
ECRC Physical Therapy can devise a custom exercise program for you to help with the above mentioned issues. Physician referral not required.