In October, you should learn the many ways physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can help improve your quality of life by restoring and improving your ability to move and perhaps reduce or eliminate all together some of your pain. Our dedicated VA physical therapists and physical therapists assistants are committed to you, the Veterans of America’s armed forces. Our new state-of-the-art consolidated rehabilitation facility here at the Lebanon VA Medical Center provides the perfect environment to partner with your therapist.
According to the 2011 "AARP Bulletin Survey on Exercise," approximately 7 in 10 adults age 45 and older (71%) are physically active. If you are a baby boomer, physical therapists can help you stay physically active, including helping you deal with common injuries associated with aging, such as tendinitis and meniscus tears, as well as, the effects of arthritis.
In many cases, a physical therapist can work with you to manage or eliminate pain without medication and its side effects. Physical therapy may even be an alternative to surgery, in many cases. A physical therapist will examine you and develop a plan of care using treatment techniques to promote your ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
Physical therapists are required to complete a graduate degree-either a master's or clinical doctorate-from an accredited education program and pass a state-administered national exam before practicing. By 2015, all physical therapists will graduate with a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree.
If you are looking for an evidence-based, cost-effective, conservative approach to health care, then a physical therapist may be right for you.
Let us show you how physical therapists can get you moving and enjoying life again!