October 1, 2015: October is National Physical Therapy Month, and this year the American Physical Therapy Association is recognizing the occasion with a campaign to educate the public about healthy aging, and releasing a list of nine physical therapist tips to help you age well
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Alice Bell, PT, DPT, GCS, discusses some of the themes from that list, which includes information on chronic pain, diabetes, falls, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and several other conditions that currently effect staggeringly large numbers of older adults.
Read the full list of physical therapist tips for healthy aging and learn more about National Physical Therapy Month.
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Alice Bell, PT, DPT, GCS, is the vice president of clinical services, and the director of physical therapy for Genesis Rehabilitation Services. Her specialties include acute rehab, subacute care, and long-term care. A board-certified specialist in geriatrics, she has lectured and written many articles on topics related to physical therapy and the older adult.