National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is a celebration held every October by the American Physical TherapyAssociation (APTA) to raise awareness and to recognize the important roles that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants play in helping people maintain, improve, and restore the mobility necessary to stay fit, active, independent while enjoying the things they like to do as they age.
It has been reported that low back pain affects 80% of the population at least once by the age of 50. The therapists at ECHN have extensive training in treating individuals with low back pain. We have therapists trained in specific treatment methods for this type of pain, including McKenzie, Maitland, and Mulligan techniques.
Depending on your specific condition, our skilled therapists will provide one-on-one, hands-on treatment utilizing these gentle techniques to help enhance joint function, which will reduce pain and help get you going again. Education is a large part of our therapies, and you will also receive instruction in a personalized therapeutic exercise program designed to meet your individual needs and which will:
▪ significantly improve your mobility to help you perform daily activities;
▪ provide you with an alternative to painful and expensive surgery, in many cases; and
▪ manage or eliminate pain without medication and its side effects.
If you would like more information on how to conquer your low back pain and regain or improve your movement through physical therapy or schedule an appointment, please contact any one of the locations listed below. Please note that ECHN’s physical therapy services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, CIGNA, Blue Cross, ConnectiCare, Aetna, and other carriers.
Six Convenient ECHN Rehabilitation Services Locations:
Manchester Memorial Hospital--860.647.6485
Rockville General Hospital--860.872.5261
The Rehab Center at Big Sky Fitness--860.649.3369
Rehabilitation Services at Glastonbury Wellness Center--860.652.3181
Rehabilitation Services at Evergreen Walk--860.533.4670
Rehabilitation Services at the Ellington Y--860.871.1078
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 72,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education. For more information on the APTA, please visit www.apta.org.