Health, Wellness & Fitness

School physical therapists serve as a resource and an advocate to foster awareness and an emphasis on health and wellness for all students.  Schools play an important part of meeting physical activity needs  for students.  It is recommended that all children participate in 60 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous physical activity.  Movement is critical for learning and engaging the brain.  

American Physical Therapy Association states:

Physical therapists play a unique role in society in prevention, wellness, fitness, health promotion, and  management of disease and disability by serving as a dynamic bridge between health and health services  delivery for individuals and populations. This means that although physical therapists are experts in  rehabilitation and habilitation, they also have the expertise and the opportunity to help individuals and  populations improve overall health and avoid preventable health conditions. Physical therapists’ roles may  include education, direct intervention, research, advocacy, and collaborative consultation. These roles are  essential to the profession’s vision of transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human  experience

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