More movement means better health.
Improve Your Quality of Life Through More Movement. Choose Better Health. Choose Physical Therapy.
Regular physical activity is one of the best things that you can do for your health. Unfortunately, more than 80% of adults and young people don't get enough of it to meet physical activity guidelines.
If pain or a condition is holding you back, contact a physical therapist. A physical therapist can help get you moving to reduce your risk of chronic disease, enhance your fitness, and prevent injuries. It’s never too late to get moving! Watch our public service announcement.
Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. You don't need a referral to see a physical therapist.
Choose more movement. Choose better health. Choose physical therapy.
ChoosePT's at-home self-assessment will get you thinking about your level of fitness. Try these simple exercises, inspired by evidence-based testing that physical therapists use.Get started
Additional Physical Activity Resources
Health TipsAdaptive Sports: Staying Active While Living With A Disability
Jul 2, 2021
Staying active while living with a disability is important for your health. Physical activity can help you strengthen your heart, muscles, and bones and
Health TipsPhysical Activity: What You Should Know
Feb 28, 2019
Physical activity means moving your body and using your muscles and energy more than you do when resting.
PodcastAging Well: 70+ Adults and a PT Share How To Thrive
Sep 29, 2020
Older adults who sit too much get out of shape. Senior pickleball athlete Andy Leighton and triathlete Patsy Lillehei join physical therapist Becca Jordre
Health Tips5 Tips for Physical Activity After Childbirth
Mar 12, 2021
After having a baby, you might want to get back into shape quickly. But it is important to make a slow return to full activity with tips from physical
VideoExercise Posture Break for Office Workers
Jun 3, 2020
A physical therapist led posture break with exercises to do several times daily for people who spend most of their workday sitting at a computer.
Health Tips7 Exercises For Healthy Aging
Sep 9, 2021
Including the following exercises into your daily physical activity routine can help you keep your strength, agility, and balance so you can age well.
Health TipsHealthy Running Advice From Physical Therapists
Nov 9, 2020
Whether you’re a beginner, returning to running, or an avid runner, it's essential to treat your body well to reduce your risk for injury. This free downloadable
VideoWhole Body Exercises — For Kids of All Abilities
May 12, 2020
Kids of all abilities will enjoy and benefit from this exercise program led under the direction of a physical therapist to help kids meet movement
PodcastThe Benefits of Exercise on Brain Health
Jul 29, 2018
The health benefits of physical activity are well known. Now there's a growing body of evidence that it benefits the brain and can help slow decline that
VideoHome Exercises From a Physical Therapist — Floor/Mat
Mar 24, 2020
A physical therapist led 30-minute home exercise program. No equipment required.
Health TipsTips for Healthy Cycling From Physical Therapists
May 6, 2022
Cycling is a repetitive activity, that can lead to discomfort or pain. If you have pain related to cycling, you might have a bike fit problem. These tips
VideoLower Body Strengthening Exercises for Every Fitness Level
Jun 3, 2020
A physical therapist leads a series of exercises designed to maintain or improve lower body strength.
Health Tips7 Ways Children With Cancer Benefit From Physical Activity
Jul 27, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommends 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous exercise for healthy children. Being physically active
VideoExercises for Older Adults Using a Walker
Dec 11, 2020
Four exercises from physical therapists to help older adults who use a walker maintain muscle strength and overall health, and reduce their risk for
Health TipsA State-by-State Look at Physical Inactivity
May 24, 2021
The American Physical Therapy Association encourages Americans of all ages and abilities to embrace an active lifestyle to benefit their health and wellbeing.