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Celebrate the profession in October!

Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month to raise awareness with consumers about the many benefits of physical therapy. It's also a great opportunity to appreciate what PTs, PTAs, and students do to transform lives.

This year's theme will be the "Value of PT." Its meaning goes beyond the costs savings of physical therapy to highlight the ways physical therapy improves quality of life. The cost data component is highlighted in "The Economic Value of Physical Therapy in the United States," an evidence-based report by APTA. For consumers, we will highlight conditions from the report, with a special focus on arthritis.

NPTM is the perfect time for service events. We have a Public Relations and Marketing Center full of resources to promote the profession, and you also can use to educate consumers about the value of physical therapy.

NPTM is brought to you with the support of our Member Benefit Provider, HPSO.

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APTA and participating components began to celebrate Physical Therapy Week in the early 1980s. The week was initially observed in conjunction with APTA's annual conference in June and was later moved to October. The week evolved and the first NPTM was celebrated October 1992.

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