Americans Think They Are Aging Faster – Physical Therapy Can Help

A new survey commissioned by APTQI member ATI Physical Therapy reveals that Americans feel they are aging faster as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to temporary gym and health club closures and a more sedentary lifestyle during COVID-19 lockdowns, roughly 55 percent of Americans think their body’s biological age has aged faster over the past year than at any other time in their lives, and 46 percent say they have felt more aches and pains.  

As more Americans get vaccinated and restrictions begin to ease, a majority of survey respondents say they need to get more physically active. However, only 58 percent have added more physical activity to their regular routine during the past year.

While independent physical activity can be a great way to prevent aches and pains, some individuals may need skilled services to address more serious pain or mobility issues. Fortunately, physical therapy can help.

Physical therapy is a patient-preferred, non-pharmaceutical approach for addressing injury, chronic pain, or restricted mobility. As a less-invasive approach than surgery, physical therapy can help patients rehabilitate and regain bodily function, manage pain, prevent injury, and improve mobility, flexibility, and balance.

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