It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class!
Medicine in Motion is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month this October as part of an annual national effort to highlight the importance of physical therapy and rehabilitation in restoring and improving function, balance, motion and overall quality of life.
This year, the focus is on healthy aging. Movement experts, such as physical therapists and sports medicine physicians, can help patients conquer pain, preserve mobility, and sustain independence during senior years.
“National Physical Therapy Month is the perfect time to have a larger conversation on the positive impact of physical rehabilitation,” said Dr. Martha Pyron, Austin sports medicine doctor and owner of Medicine in Motion. “Our team consists of physical therapists, a team physician, a physician assistant, a medical assistant and a nutritionist. We do much more than attend to post-surgical weak or injured muscles.”
Dr. Pyron added, “We evaluate injuries, but we also diagnose potential problems to reduce the possibility for future injuries. We provide a holistic and rational approach to guide patients through the process of recovery. We help manage chronic and painful disorders. Our team also provides nutrition services and personal training. We’re trained and equipped to manage virtually any performance-based deficiency.”
This National Physical Therapy Month, Medicine in Motion encourages consumers to age well at any age by seeking a physical therapist or movement expert for treatment and guidance with:
- Preventing/managing diabetes – affects one in four Americans over the age of 60.
- Building heart health – the number one cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease.
- Strengthening bones – affects more than half of Americans over the age of 54.
- Treating back pain – often over-treated with surgery and drugs.
- Stimulating the brain – Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 40% of people over 85.
- Avoiding falls – about one in three Americans over 65 fall every year.
- Managing chronic pain – 116 million Americans suffer chronic pain.
In Texas, patients can make an appointment with a physical therapist directly to be evaluated – no physician referral is required. Physical therapist services are covered by most federal, state, and private insurance plans.