Occupational and Physical Therapists work hard all year to help people recover from injuries, and to improve the quality of life for people with temporary or permanent disabilities. Whether you have a temporary muscular condition or a permanent physical condition, occupational therapy and physical therapy can usually increase your physical capabilities or help you adapt your standard routine to accommodate new limitations. Most people are not aware of how much they can improve their physical ailments until they work directly with a therapist toward rehabilitation.
National Rehabilitation week has been celebrated in September every years since 1976. According to rehabweek.com, "The mission of the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation (NRAF) is to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation, develop programs which aim to increase opportunities for the nearly fifty million Americans with disabilities, and help those who are disabled live up to their fullest potential."
This year National Rehabilitation Awareness Week will be celebrated September 21st to the 27th.
It is a great time to promote rehabilitation so that members of your community realize that they could benefit from the training of a physical therapist or occupational therapist. It is also a great time to celebrate the therapists who work so hard to see improved outcomes for people adjusting to physical limitations whether they are permanent or temporary.
Clinics all over the country will celebrate with promotional give aways, contest and other creative ideas to help spread the word that rehabilitation is possible!
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