Diversicare Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month



BRENTWOOD, TN (September 16, 2013) – Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. is proud to recognize and celebrate October as National Physical Therapy Month and the important role physical therapy provides for its patients and residents. National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated every October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to increase awareness of the important role that physical therapists play in restoring and improving motion and the overall quality of life. Therapy treatment helps keep people healthy, fit, and active and can assist in avoiding surgery and long-term use of prescription medications.

At Diversicare, our Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants strive to improve quality of life and help our residents and patients continue to enjoy doing their favorite things.  According to the APTA, physical therapists:

  • Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities.
  • Restore, maintain, and promote not only optimal physical function but optimal wellness and fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health.
  • Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.

Diversicare celebrates each October by recognizing outstanding physical therapy performed at its facilities across the country and each Diversicare location will be observing the month with various activities. To learn more about specific events, contact the Diversicare facility nearest you. (http://www.dvcr.com)

National Physical Therapy Month began in 1981 as National Physical Therapy Week and was celebrated in June. The following year, the celebration was extended to an entire month and was moved to October. National Physical Therapy Month has grown in popularity over the years and is now a recognized celebration in the National Health Observances Calendar.



About Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc.


Diversicare provides long-term care services to patients in 47 skilled nursing centers containing 5,533 licensed nursing beds, primarily in the Southeast and Southwest. For additional information about the Company, visit Diversicare’s web site: www.dvcr.com.