Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
October is National Physical Therapy month, and the right time to take a few minutes to appreciate the contribution hard working physical therapists make to the health care community, patients and care givers.
“Whether it's to manage chronic pain, cope with limited mobility or take proactive steps to avoid prescription drugs or surgery, physical therapy is an effective strategy improving quality of life,” said Joe Mahoney, president of Capital Hot Tubs.
“As qualified healthcare professionals, physical therapists (PT's) treat a wide range of patients with varying levels of pain and have helped millions of people lead healthier, happier lives. Here are three things to consider,” continued Mahoney.
What Are The Benefits of Physical Therapy? - Physical therapy works to promote mobility, restore function and improve quality of life for patients suffering with chronic pain from a variety of conditions. Muscle or joint pain from osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia, low back pain, even an old sports injury makes day-to-day activity difficult and a licensed physical therapist can help. Using different techniques or “therapies”, a skilled PT can reduce or eliminate pain, improve mobility and restore function. In some cases, therapists work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness programs designed to promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
Pain Management - Physical therapy designed to alleviate pain typically uses a variety of complementary strategies. Through a combination of massage, ice or heat, strengthening exercises, even light aerobic activity, patients can experience less stiffness, increased mobility, flexibility and improved range of motion. While no two patients respond to treatment in the same way, the right PT has the skills and knowledge to customize the perfect program. Maintaining mobility is the key to aging well and a primary goal of physical therapy pain management. Through exercise and movement, mobility can be restored or maintained, decreasing the chances of a disability.
Hot Tub Hydrotherapy For Additional Pain Management - As a complementary approach to physical therapy, patients can benefit from hot tub hydrotherapy for pain relief. Heated water and massaging jets are the perfect solution for stiff, tight muscles and joints. Buoyancy takes the pressure off damaged joints and gives the body the chance to relax, pain free. Hot tub jets can be positioned to target specific areas where pain is severe, penetrating beneath the muscle to the affected area. Using a hot tub in addition to physical therapy enhances treatment by providing flexibility, increased range of motion and reduced pain. Plus, having access to a hot tub when a physical therapist is unavailable makes anytime pain relief possible.
“We think National Physical Therapy Month is a great time to help educate the public on how hydrotherapy can help improve your overall health and well-being,” said Patty Mahoney. “That’s why we will provide free hot tub test soaks in our 2 locations during the entire month. We suggest that consumers just call us ahead of time to schedule their free 30-minute soak so they can check out the benefits for themselves.”
Consumers wanting to find the Hot Spring Spas location nearest them are encouraged to call (301) 607-4670 or visit the company website for more information. The website address is http://www.capitalhottubs.com/
About Capital Hot Tubs
Capital Hot Tubs is a full service hot tub and sauna dealer with 2 convenient locations in the Washington, DC metro area - Fairfax, VA and Clarksburg, MD. To learn more about the health benefits and energy saving features of owning your own hot tub, you are encouraged to pick up a copy of our free report “7 Steps to Hot Tub Buying Success,” Just go to: http://www.capitalhottubs.com or give us a call at (703) 359-2807