May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! This year’s theme is “Early Intervention Counts.” What most people don’t know is that most hearing and speech problems are treatable, but are often overlooked. The longer these conditions go without being treated, the harder it is to treat them. That’s why this month, let’s spread awareness about early intervention. If conditions are recognized at early ages, the easier and quicker it will be to treat. The quicker these conditions are treated, the faster a patient can improve their quality of life.

This month is going to focus on technology and communication. Hearing and speech organizations are promoting the importance of human communication with smartphones and tablets. The advancement of technology is increasing rapidly and has become very popular among children.

At Access Physical Therapy & Wellness we offer speech, cognitive and swallowing therapy services. These services will be provided by Language Fundamentals Inc., a local, family owned organization that employs over 40 speech language pathologists. This service will be offered at Access Physical Therapy & Wellness in our Monroe, Montgomery and Port Jervis offices. Often patients suffering from ailments requiring all three disciplines find traveling very difficult. Providing physical, occupational and speech therapy service in three local communities makes receiving these therapies easier for our patients.

We feel like we have the best physical therapists around. Did you know you don’t need a referral to get help from a Physical Therapist? Direct access is available for you, please call us and set up an evaluation so we can help get you back on your feet. In Orange County we offer Physical Therapy in Chester, Goshen, Monroe, Port Jervis, and Montogmery. Westchester County has Physical Therapy in Armonk, Bedford, and Hawthorne. In Ulster County we offer Physical Therapy in Wallkill, while in Sullivan County you can get Physical Therapy in Ferndale. To round out our 12 locations in New York, those living in Rockland County can go to Physical Therapy in New City as well as Pomona. If you happen to live in PA, we also have Physical Therapy in Milford and Dingmans Ferry of Pike County. Give us a call today!