Back pain is the most common pain seen in outpatient physical therapy clinics across the country, with data showing that low back pain accounts for 50 percent of all patients seeking outpatient physical therapy care.1 What’s more, one quarter of adults in the U.S. have reported back pain at least one day in the past three months.1
Physical therapy (PT) is a treatment option for many types of injuries and conditions, but oftentimes the first time a patient becomes familiar with PT is after they receive a referral from their doctor.
Through specialized practice, Athletico is able to better serve our industrial customers and patients. This is because Athletico offers a variety of clinical programs to support therapists and athletic trainers who have profound interest and passion in niche specialty practice. Within each program are clinical pathways for professional development that include and are not limited to mentoring opportunities, internal/external coursework for skill development, relationship building via physician observation, community outreach events and marketing support in order to develop a skillset from entry-level to master clinician. Read More
Athletico celebrates National Physical Therapy Month every October as a way to recognize our hard-working therapists and the positive impact physical therapy has on people’s lives. During this month, our staff also makes it a priority to participate in PT Day of Service (PTDOS), which is a global initiative that encourages physical therapists to give back and make a positive impact in their community.
By Grant R. Koster, PT, ATC, FACHE
Senior Vice President – Athletico Physical Therapy
As the month of October comes to a close, we celebrate the end of National Physical Therapy Month by reflecting on why we got into this great profession in the first place.
This is Us has been quite the conversation generator in my clinic lately. Since Season 2 launched this fall on Tuesday nights, it is all patients want to talk about on Wednesdays! Last week’s episode, “Still There,” was the first time that our discussions of the show could actually correlate with physical therapy. Kevin Pearson (played by Justin Hartley) had arthroscopic surgery to take care of a meniscus injury. Based on his pre-operative conversation with the orthopedic surgeon, he probably had a meniscectomy, a procedure to remove the damaged part of the meniscus.
Athletico physical therapists are dedicated to not only helping patients reach their health and wellness goals, but also providing outstanding patient care that goes beyond assigning exercises.
Have you been dealing with nagging pain or discomfort that has lingered a bit longer than you expected? Maybe not – perhaps you feel great, but you’ve noticed that your loved one has begun to decline in his or her functional ability. Have no fear; your physical therapist is here!
Here are a few reasons why you should #ChoosePT (physical therapy) as a first treatment option: