Hotline for women's health questions
Physical therapists will be on call to answer questions on women's health concerns, including osteoporosis, on a hotline in operation Feb. 16-17, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (9-5 Eastern time). The toll-free telephone number is 1-800-955-7848.
The hotline is sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the APTA Section on Geriatrics and Section on Women's Health as a public service to help educate consumers about the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis and other women's health problems.
The hotline is not recommended as a substitute for a visit to a physical therapist or other health care professional.
By request, callers may receive a number of free brochures on physical therapy, including "Women of all Ages" and "Young at Heart: Exercise Tips for Seniors."
The American Physical Therapy Association is a national professional organization representing more than 67,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, education and research.