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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.

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5 Tips for Physical Activity After Childbirth

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Exercise Posture Break for Office Workers

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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.

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7 Exercises For Healthy Aging

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Including the following exercises into your daily physical activity routine can help you keep your strength, agility, and balance so you can age well.

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Healthy Running Advice From Physical Therapists

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Whole Body Exercises — For Kids of All Abilities

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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


The Benefits of Exercise on Brain Health

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Home Exercises From a Physical Therapist — Floor/Mat

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A physical therapist led 30-minute home exercise program. No equipment required.

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Tips for Healthy Cycling From Physical Therapists

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Lower Body Strengthening Exercises for Every Fitness Level

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A physical therapist leads a series of exercises designed to maintain or improve lower body strength.

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7 Ways Children With Cancer Benefit From Physical Activity

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The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommends 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous exercise for healthy children. Being physically active


Exercises for Older Adults Using a Walker

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Four exercises from physical therapists to help older adults who use a walker maintain muscle strength and overall health, and reduce their risk for

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A State-by-State Look at Physical Inactivity

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The American Physical Therapy Association encourages Americans of all ages and abilities to embrace an active lifestyle to benefit their health and wellbeing.