Rochester, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2013
The Big Health Book, a Rochester based online health resource, today announced the launch of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation magazine, a free quarterly publication and the only one of it’s kind dedicated to supporting education and referral needs related to physical therapy and rehabilitation in the Greater Rochester Region. Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation offers a wide range of useful information, including new therapeutic techniques, expert advice and education surrounding physical health and mobility. The new magazine is an extension of The Big Health Book’s online resource center, http://www.TheBigHealthBook.com, which is the only comprehensive directory of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation services in the Greater Rochester Area.
This launch is well timed as a recent study published in Spine shows that early treatment by a physical therapist for low back pain, as compared to delayed treatment, was associated with reduced risk of subsequent health care utilization and lower overall health care costs.
In fact, patients who are referred to a physical therapist within 14 days of medical consultation showed an average overall cost savings of $2,736.23.
According Heather Nichting, Physical Therapist and owner of Regain Physical Therapy “It is important to address pain and dysfunction early and for consumers to know that there are effective, conservative solutions such as physical therapy available. We want to provide you with stretches, strengthening exercises and education so that you can regain and more active and pain-free lifestyle.”
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation will provide invaluable insights to physicians, patients and other parts of the healthcare network where these crucial referrals can be made. Rochester area consumers can also research physical therapy and make informed decisions about their care at http://www.thebighealthbook.com
“Our community offers a wealth of options with highly qualified and talented physical therapists” said Doreen Smillie, founder of The Big Health Book and editor of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation. “We will provide a much needed platform to help connect consumers to these resources and strongly believe our efforts can help improve patient
The contributors and advisors in Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation are experts in healthcare, medicine, Physical Therapy and related fields, and draw on their experience to cover a range of pertinent topics such as reducing pain, preventing injury and exploring new treatments.
About The Big Health Book and Physical Therapy Magazine
The Big Health Book is an on-line resource center for patients, health providers, physical therapy clinics and clinicians. Physical Therapy magazine is, quarterly magazine dedicated to all facets of Physical Therapy in the Greater Rochester Area. Physical Therapy is distributed to health providers, physical therapy clinics, senior care facilities and patients in Monroe, Ontario, Livingston and Wayne Counties. Our mission is to help improve health through education and improved referral methods. For more information, please call (585)662-5136 or visit http://www.thebighealthbook.com .