We are proud to announce that October has been designated as Physical Therapy Awareness month by Governor Evers. The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (WPTA) worked with the Governor’s office to provide recognition of the PT and PTA professions and the valuable role we play in restoring function back to our patients.
Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the American Physical Therapy Association. Physical therapy started with restoring function back to wounded World War I soldiers. Since that time we have continued to help our patients reduce pain and improve function. Unfortunately, even after 100 years, the public is still greatly unaware of the power of what we do; so it is imperative to educate them about the awesome ability we have to reduce pain and increase function. Please celebrate PT Awareness Month by educating the people in your community regarding our ability to help them live and move better.
Wisconsin PTs and PTAs have collectively faced the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been instrumental in rehabilitating individuals recovering from the virus, and continue working every day to keep folks across Wisconsin healthy, active, independent and pain-free.