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A National Network Makes Physical Therapy More Accessible For Seniors

March 23, 2010

Mobility becomes a more important issue as we age, especially if muscle tone isn’t maintained. Whether you need to get into shape, rehab after an injury or learn how to go about activities of daily living more safely, working with a physical therapist can add to quality of life. A new, innovative concept is making PT services more affordable and more accessible. Physiquality is a national health and wellness network offering personalized health and fitness programs supervised by qualified physical and occupational therapists, across the United States. “Physical therapists are experts in how the body works, feels and moves,” explains Michael Weinper, MPH, PT, president and CEO of Physiquality and its parent company, PTPN, the country’s largest network of rehabilitation therapists in private practice. “Our research showed that many people recognized the benefits of a personalized fitness program under the expertise of qualified physical therapists that would help them achieve optimal results without injury.” In the current economy, many people are reducing doctor visits and cutting down on medications to save money. However, expenditures for fitness and wellness are actually increasing, with consumers reporting that they are more willing to invest in getting healthy. “This is an ideal time for Physiquality, when people recognize the importance of maintaining their health and dealing with the stress that many experience due to the economic downturn,” noted Weinper. “That’s why we designed Physiquality to serve as the ‘seal of approval’ for programs that are safe, effective, fun, and results-focused, and which often cost less than options in other settings.” Physiquality providers are located in 23 states and more than 1,200 physical therapy offices. All offices have met the strict credentialing requirements of PTPN, the nation’s largest network of physical therapists in private practice. Therapy offices are surveyed onsite to guarantee professional standards for use of equipment, safety, efficiency, quality and staff courtesy. To find a Physiquality location near you, use the zip code search on their website or call 800-493-9890.