- James Park, PT, DPT
October is National Physical Therapy Month! What does "PT" even mean?
What is "PT" or "physical therapy"? For some who have experienced it, the definition varies from literally undergoing "pain and torture" to getting hot/cold packs with "electric tingling", or just massage with exercise. Unfortunately, there is a conflicting identity of what we actually do and how we can help a large number of people. Simply put, physical therapists help people move better and manage their pain. By using our hands, specific exercises, and education, we help you to get back to the activities that you love to do, but can't because of pain or other issues. For some people, it can be going out on daily walks around the neighborhood with your dog. For others, it's being able to play baseball or tennis with your kids, or feeling confident in being able to physically take care of your spouse.
People are looking for answers to these concerns, and are often told that "you're just getting older", "there's nothing you can do about it", or "take this pill before you start your day". But, we know that there is a much better choice versus these dead-end options: we can help you take back control of your life without relying on painkillers or feeling hopeless!
Where do you start to get some help? The fastest and most direct is by talking to a physical therapist (Click here to try it out!)
If you're not quite ready for that step, you can start by downloading one of our free pain guides from our website. (Click here)
You can also read at other articles that we've posted in our blog site or Instagram page @HybridPTNJ to learn some helpful tips as well!
If you've had physical therapy in the past but had a poor experience, or did not get the outcome you were looking for, then I would recommend scheduling a free discovery visit to learn how we're different from other places, and how we can specifically help you!
Thanks for reading!