Preventing and managing common body aches and pains is the subject of the American Physical Therapy Association's toll-free national hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The hotline is offered to help consumers learn ways to minimize chances of injury or cope with injuries when they do happen. The toll-free number is (877) 633-3278.
Callers will be offered single copies of APTA's consumer brochures on the back, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee and ankle/foot. The brochures are also available on APTA's Web site at www.apta.org/Consumer/ptandyourbody.