PRINTER'S NO. 1086
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
176
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY TARTAGLIONE, BARTOLOTTA, KEARNEY, BROWNE, BOSCOLA,
PHILLIPS-HILL, STREET, FONTANA, J. WARD, MARTIN, COSTA AND
SCHWANK, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
REFERRED TO RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
A RESOLUTION
Designating the month of October 2021 as "National Physical
Therapy Month" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, What we now celebrate as "National Physical Therapy
Month" began in 1981 as "National Physical Therapy Week" and was
celebrated in June; and
WHEREAS, In 1992, "National Physical Therapy Week" became
"National Physical Therapy Month"; and
WHEREAS, "National Physical Therapy Month" has grown in
popularity over the years and it is now a recognized celebration
in the National Health Observances Calendar; and
WHEREAS, "National Physical Therapy Month" provides an
opportunity for physical therapists and physical therapist
assistants nationwide to educate their communities about who
physical therapists are and what they can do; and
WHEREAS, Physical therapists are experts in restoring and
improving the motion that is so crucial to a patient's well-
being; and
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WHEREAS, Physical therapists provide the following services
for their patients:
(1) improve mobility and quality of life, in many cases
without surgery or prescription drugs;
(2) apply their intensive education and clinical
experience to restore motion to the patient's life; and
(3) teach patients how to prevent or manage their health
condition so that they will achieve an improved quality of
life;
and
WHEREAS, Physical therapists can help baby boomers address
the physical challenges of aging, including loss of flexibility,
strength and balance; and
WHEREAS, Most physical therapy education programs graduate
doctors of physical therapy; and
WHEREAS, During the month of October, many physical
therapists will be conducting open houses, fitness walks,
seminars and other special events; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate designate the month of October 2021
as "National Physical Therapy Month" in Pennsylvania.
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