Physical Therapist Jeanne Smith and Karen Chapman, director of Rehabilitation Services. National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is an annual commemoration held each October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). NPTM is designed to recognize the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants make in restoring and improving motion in people's lives.

“Physical Therapy is a profession that seeks to return patients to the highest possible degree of personal independence. 

The physical therapist (PT) works with patients with disabilities of the muscular, skeletal, neurological, circulatory, and respiratory systems. 

Physical therapists are also involved in prevention programs to assist people of all ages in maintaining health and physical fitness.” - UTMB School of Health Professions

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