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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 50 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 essential 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, licensed health care professionals who diagnose and restore people 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 various 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. We educate, empower, inspire and promote positive change for people. Plus, the state of 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; you can choose when and where you receive your care.
If you are still unsure about what physical therapy can do for you, your friends, or your family, kindly visit or call one of our offices and our experienced staff will guide you and answer any questions that you may have.
HDPT Wakefield & Burlington are both open from 7am – 7pm, Monday through Friday. There are NO waiting lists for new patients, and same day appointments and free injury screenings are always available. We are conveniently located right off major highways, we accept every health insurance plan and work with you to create a smooth and hassle-free rehabilitation experience.
At HD Physical Therapy, 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. For more information about HD Physical Therapy, please visit https://www.HDPTonline.com and follow us on all social media.
Lauren J. D'Addario