October is National Physical Therapy Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy. Physical therapy is not just for injury recovery. Physical therapy can improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, and can be beneficial to prevent future injury and even chronic diseases.
September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to focus national attention on the health and well-being of older adults. This month is a great reminder of the importance of prioritizing not only one’s physical health, but one’s mental and emotional health as well. As the number of older adults in the population is growing, and people in the U.S are living longer, it becomes increasingly important for older adults to stay healthy and get started on better health practices to remain active and independent for as long as possible.
August is back-to-school season which means it is likely that your child has received an extensive shopping list for notebooks, pens, pencils and markers. Although traditional classroom items are essential for a successful school year, it is just as important to make sure your child is prepared for the new school year from an orthopaedic perspective.
July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month which means an opportunity to become more informed about arthritis in children. Although there are many at-home remedies to reduce pain, it is important to seek medical treatment to ensure that your child does not suffer from long-term chronic pain.
After struggling for years with debilitating knee pain from a biking accident, a local woman successfully completed a 4,000-mile cross country bike ride pain free - all thanks to the help of Dr. David R. Whiddon.