Happy National Physiotherapy Month!

Graphic of women stretching with toddlers
Posted May 5, 2021
Ashlea Wilson
BKin(Hon), MSc(PT), Dip.Manip.PT, CMAG, FCAMPT

May is National Physiotherapy Month!

Let’s kick off this month learning about how physio reduces the risk and rate of falls!

Along with physiotherapists across Canada and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association we are celebrating and highlighting the various ways we help support and promote healthy aging! Truly, why we became physiotherapists is to help you feel and move your best.

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association shares:

“From helping Canadians recover from illness to helping improve the flexibility, strength, and balance older adults need to remain independent and mobile, physiotherapy plays a key role in healthy aging. The pandemic has made the benefits of physiotherapy even more obvious – not just for older adults. Physiotherapy can help Canadians maintain and improve their physical wellbeing and manage and prevent injury and illness in all of us as we age. We invite you to celebrate this month with us as we highlight how physiotherapy promotes healthy aging and is your essential partner for optimizing health.”

With the help of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, this month we are going to share information about how physiotherapy can help prevent, manage and delay:

*        Falls
*        Chronic Disease
*        Pain
*        Frailty
*        Joint Replacement

We are your partners in promoting your health and wellness. We can’t wait to learn and “age healthy” together with you!

The first topic being highlighted this year during National Physiotherapy Month is falls. The role of physiotherapy related to falls is two-fold. Ideally our hope is to be able to work with clients to prevent the rate of fall occurrence. But we are also here to help with fall related injuries. Physiotherapy is shown to help improve balance, mobility, strength and prevent and reduce falls. Read more here to learn about the impact physiotherapy has for you and your loved ones to prevent and minimize the negative impacts of falls: https://physiotherapy.ca/npm-2021-physiotherapy-prevents-falls