Wednesday, September 19, 2007

October is National Physical Therapy Month and Talk About Prescriptions Month

Did you know that October is National Physical Therapy month for the American Physical Therapy Association? I hadn't realized that. October is also Talk About Prescriptions Month for the National Council on Patient Information and Education. This is a good time to start learning more about both of these important aspects of care giving.

Make plans now to spend October learning more about both physical therapy that can help your care recipient and about the prescriptions that they are taking. In particular familiarize yourself with any interactions that those prescriptions might have with other prescriptions or non prescriptions. Some prescriptions even have reactions with certain kinds of foods - for example coumadin (used to thin blood) has a list of foods high in vitamin K that either should not be eaten or eaten only in moderation when someone is taking coumadin.

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