Women’s Club to learn when to call a physical therapist

Effie Koustas, MSPT from Family Physical Services, Inc., will make a presentation, "Seven Myths about Physical Therapy," as part of the Women’s Club’s 11:30 a.m. meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Fellowship Hall at the Bedford Presbyterian Church.

Koustas will debunk the seven common myths about physical therapy. They are: I need a referral to see a physical therapist; Physical therapy is painful; Physical therapy is only for injuries and accidents; Any health care professional can perform physical therapy; Physical therapy isn’t covered by insurance; Surgery is my only option; I can do physical therapy myself.

As experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists can help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility and stay fit and active throughout life. The guest speaker will help club members analyze day-to-day discomforts and present strategies to deal with various symptoms.

The Bedford Women’s Club is open to women who are interested in fostering social and cultural relationships as well as providing scholarships and charitable contributions. Active membership is a category appropriate for women who can attend midday meetings. Associate membership is a category available to Bedford women whose commitments prevent them from attending monthly meetings. Associate members may participate in club interest groups and serve on committees.

Established in 1905, the Bedford Women’s Club provides an opportunity for newcomers to the area, as well as established residents, to meet socially and pursue many interests. General membership meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month from September through May unless otherwise designated. There is usually a guest speaker at the monthly meeting. Prospective members should go to bedfordwomensclub.org and click on Membership. Send questions to bwcbedfordnh@gmail.com and the membership chairwoman will respond.