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HD PHYSICAL THERAPY Celebrates National Rehabilitation Awareness Week
Since 1976, the mission of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week is to be a nationwide celebration that helps educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation, develops programs that increases opportunities for the over fifty million Americans with disabilities, and helps those who are disabled live up to their fullest potential.
Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. Some estimates suggest that 10% of the world's population has some form of disability. That number will grow significantly over the next 20 years as the baby-boomer generation enters later life, when the risk of disability is greatest. The field of physical therapy is central to ensuring an optimal future for people with disability across the globe.
Most people share the desire to be as well, mobile, independent and pain free as possible. Physical therapists are highly trained and licensed health care professionals who diagnose and manage individuals of all ages, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Physical therapists examine each individual, develop a plan of care, and use treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent, or work to improve, disability. Physical therapists also work with individuals to prevent injury and the loss of mobility by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. Plus, Massachusetts allows for Direct Access to a physical therapist. Direct Access means that you are able to refer yourself to a physical therapist without having to see any other doctor first.
If you are still unsure about what physical therapy can do for you, your friends, or your family, kindly visit or call the office and our experienced staff will guide you and answer any questions that you may have.
At HD Physical Therapy, ADVANCE Magazine's 2013 'Best PT Practice Contest' silver medalist & the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Business of the Year, we are committed to the health and happiness of our patients. Everyday we work to restore each person's maximal function with consistency and compassion. Offering distinctive, inventive and proven rehabilitation treatment, our devoted professionals strive to deliver a successful and enjoyable experience to every patient we meet. HDPT proudly serves the communities of Wakefield, Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, Lynnfield, Saugus, Melrose, Peabody, Stoneham, the North Shore, and Essex County, Massachusetts. For more information about HD Physical Therapy, please call 781-587-0776, or visit http://www.HDPTonline.com.
Lauren J. D'Addario