Are You Getting Enough Physical Activity? Physical Therapist Discusses the Importance of Staying Active
New York, NY | October 26, 2022 03:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Despite a wealth of research showing how even moderate amounts of physical activity can lead to better health and longer life, millions of Americans don’t get enough of it. Recently, Carrie Pagliano, PT, DPT, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the importance of staying active and how physical therapy can help.
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/RlbXcIoVJ74
Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released results of a study showing that more than 1 in 5 adults in the United States are inactive. Given that lack of physical activity is associated with pain and stiffness and higher rates of chronic conditions — such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and some cancers — it’s critical that people embrace movement and seek out physical activity.
A great first step is working with a health care provider, like a physical therapist, to discuss your physical activity options. APTA advocates in support of programs that increase physical activity, exercise among all individuals, and encourages active transportation.
Physical therapists are uniquely qualified to help people get and stay moving. They are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. Physical therapists work in various settings with all patient populations from birth to older adults; they identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems in people of all ages and abilities.
Visit ChoosePT.com for more information and to find a physical therapist in your area.
Carrie Pagliano, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist and has been a dynamic leader in clinical care and education in the areas of women’s/pelvic health and orthopedics for more than 20 years. She is founder and owner of Carrie Pagliano PT, LLC, in Virginia, and an adjunct professor at Marymount and Lynchburg universities. She received her master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of the Sciences and doctor of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedics and women’s health, holds manual therapy certification, and an advocate for women and mothers in leadership in the physical therapy profession.