October is National Physical Therapy Month

For the past 40 years the American Physical Therapy Association has promoted physical therapy awareness and recognized physical therapists and physical therapy assistants during National Physical Therapy Month. These compassionate professionals help people of all ages improve mobility, find relief from pain, and live better lives.

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice is proud to have experienced physical therapists as a vital part of our interdisciplinary care team serving our mountain communities. Their work helps a person both physically and emotionally that is recovering from an injury or living with a chronic illness regain their strength, balance, and self-sufficiency. “It touches my heart to know I play a part in helping people gain confidence around everyday activities that so many of us take for granted and watching them regain their independence, explains Physical Therapist Emily Connelly.

Our home-based physical therapy services are as distinct as our patients. We can help those with a chronic illness manage their symptoms, work with stroke patients to regain their function, and support those recovering from a fall to re-build their strength and balance.

Mount Evans physical therapists work with each individual to develop a physical activity plan based on their specific needs whether they be as functional as getting out of bed and walking safely with or without assistive devices or as aspirational as hiking in the mountains. Our team helps patients address their flexibility, strength and balance as well any pain through exercises, emotional support and education. Whether a person is in our care for a few weeks or for many months, we’re with them every step of the way. As a grateful patient explains: “My therapist showed me how to build up my strength again. I couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you Mount Evans for a wonderful coach.”

At Mount Evans, we understand the importance of recovering at home and strive to give our patients the therapies, the skills, and most importantly, the confidence to maintain their independence. “I enjoy returning patients to ‘real life’, the ability to stand, walk, not worry as much about falling. Returning independence back to the patient when possible is one of the most rewarding and I believe empowering things you can give someone,” explains Physical Therapist Christie Smith.

Mount Evans invites you, our foothills community, to join with our staff, administration, and board of directors in saying thank you to our Physical Therapy team—you keep our mountain community in motion!

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