Physical Activity – For Life!
September 8, 2017, is World Physical Therapy Day.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful staff and clients, for supporting the Physical Therapy profession.
Our number one goal at Caboolture Physical Therapy Centre is to offer a comprehensive, high quality, collaborative allied health care service, that meets client’s needs and enhances and promotes lifelong wellness for our clients and their community.
After all, our health is so important because it has such a huge impact on how we live our lives.
What is World Physical Therapy Day?
Established by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, World Physical Therapy Day is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent.
The day celebrates the fact that every individual is entitled to the highest possible standard of healthcare – delivered in an atmosphere of trust and respect for human dignity, and underpinned by sound clinical reasoning and scientific evidence. It is committed to furthering the physical therapy profession and improving global health
Today we are celebrating and reaffirming our commitment to furthering the physical therapy profession and improving the health of our community.
Physical Activity and Adults
The message of World Physical Therapy Day 2017 is ‘Physical activity for life’.
Physical Therapists can help keep people of all ages active. Strong evidence demonstrates that, compared to less active adult men and women, individuals who are more active:
- have lower rates of all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, colon and breast cancer, and depression;
- are likely to have less risk of a hip or vertebral fracture;
- exhibit a higher level of cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness; and,
- are more likely to achieve weight maintenance, have a healthier body mass and composition.
Contact Caboolture Physical Therapy Centre for more info about our services, classes or how you can become more active and healthy!