Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Therapy Gives Back for National Physical Therapy Month
October is National Physical Therapy Month, and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is asking people to keep moving and give back. The focus of the 2021 awareness campaign is getting people moving by encouraging regular daily exercise and community service.
While the focus of the Hattiesburg Clinic physical therapy departments is helping patients manage chronic pain and disease, recover from injuries, and reduce the risk of injury in the future, the team strives to continually support the community. The department recently connected with the William Carey University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program to donate equipment for their student labs. Mike Williamson, PT, DPT, ATC, manager of Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, said, “We donated this equipment to help provide them with clinical lab resources to aid in the education of future physical therapists. As our population continues to age, we need to ensure that physical therapists are available to provide care for the patients we serve in our community.”
Physical therapy can provide an increased quality of life, not just a longer life. It is a safe and effective alternative treatment to medication, such as opioids, for the management of chronic pain conditions. According to the APTA, physical therapy is “the safer way to manage pain.” Our expert team and advanced amenities give people every advantage in their pursuit of a healthier life.
“Physical therapists are licensed health providers specially trained to evaluate, diagnose, and manage health conditions and movement problems in people of all ages and abilities. We function essentially as movement specialists for people across the lifespan,” Jason Helton, PT, DPT, manager of Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Therapy – Purvis said. “Physical therapists play a unique role in helping people overcome barriers to regular physical activity to benefit physical, mental, and social health. As with any other licensed health care provider, we each have the opportunity to specialize in our own particular skill-set and area of practice. There is no doubt in my mind that the Hattiesburg Clinic physical therapy departments have some the best and most experienced Physical therapists in the Pine Belt and all of South Mississippi for that matter. Our patient surveys consistently demonstrate this.”
Hattiesburg Clinic offers physical therapy services at several location: Physical Rehabilitation – Tatum Park, Physical Therapy – Bellevue, Physical Therapy – Petal, Physical Therapy – Poplarville, Physical Therapy – Purvis and Physical Therapy – Sumrall. The services at our various physical therapy locations include but are not limited to:
- Gait training
- Joint mobilization
- HydroWorks® Pool
- Sports injury rehabilitation
- Manual Therapy
- Therapeutic exercises
- Functional and return-to-play rehabilitation
- Post-operative rehabilitation