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National Physical Therapy Month

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National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month! This is a time to recognize the importance of physical therapy, what it is used for and acknowledge our own community of providers within the department.

Many patients may think they know how to move their bodies properly—until they start physical therapy. Physical therapists are trained to identify deficiencies in the biomechanics of the body and can target specific areas of weakness or improper alignment. It is an opportunity to learn about your own body and to identify movement patterns that are associated with your injury.

A physical therapist is essentially an expert in movement. These movements assist in improving quality of life, prescribed exercise, patient education and hands-on care. Physical therapy usually comes into play after an injury or disability has been diagnosed. These can range from seemingly small injuries such as whiplash to major, life altering diseases such as someone who is quadriplegic. They help patients of all ages who have been affected by disease, injury or age.

Physical therapy can:

  • Reduce pain

  • Improve or restore function and mobility

  • Reduce the need for long-term prescription medication use and surgery

  • Prevent reinjury

  • Maximize physical ability

  • Extend independent living

Physical therapists at CCH have a profound effect on people’s lives. They help people achieve fitness goals, regain or maintain their independence, and lead active lives.

Recovery from an injury or debilitating condition requires hard work and commitment. Our compassionate and experienced staff helps each patient, in a team-oriented atmosphere, reach their goals. Therapists and patients form a partnership and set goals together, working to help the patient function at their highest level, whether at home or work. Campbell County Health Rehabilitation Services provides the most comprehensive physical therapy and occupational rehabilitation care in the Northeast Wyoming region.

For more information on Rehabilitation Services and Physical Therapy with The Legacy’s short-term rehabilitation program, call us at 307-688-7000 or visit our website at



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Physical Therapy in Gillette, WY. (n.d.). Campbell County Health. Retrieved September 6, 2022, from

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