Q: What Do I Do If I Think I Need Physical Therapy?
If you believe that you need physical therapy, you should contact your doctor. If your doctor feels that you need physical therapy, they will write you a referral. You can then call and schedule your first appointment.
Q: Does My Health Insurance Cover Physical Therapy Treatment?
Generally, almost every health insurance plan covers physical therapy. In order to be sure, you should call your insurance provider and ask about your coverage. You may also be able to find this information in your insurance documentation or on your insurance provider's website.
Q: What Happens During My First Consultation?
During your first consultation, your physical therapist will ask about your condition and your medical history. You should expect questions about the levels of pain that you are experiencing and the areas from which they originate. You should also be prepared to ask questions regarding what activities your pain is stopping you from doing.
Q: What Happens When I am Finished with Physical Therapy?
After your treatment is complete, you should continue following the home exercise program provided by your physical therapist. It is also possible that your therapist may recommend that you go to a gym or pool for exercise to coincide with your home exercise regime.
Q: How Long Does It Take to Feel Better After Beginning Therapy?
The amount of time that it takes for patients to feel better after beginning treatment relies on a variety of factors. Your recovery speed depends on factors like the severity of your condition or injury and the speed in which your body heals. Your recovery speed also depends on whether you perform the recommended at-home exercises and stretches recommended by your physical therapist.
Q: What is Manual Therapy?
Manual therapy is a type of therapy that involves specific hands-on techniques to provide treatment to soft tissue and joints. Manual Therapy generally helps manage pain, increases range of motion, treats joint inflammation, increases mobility, restores movement patterns and helps patients return to work or sports after injuries.
Q: What is One-to-One Care?
One-to-one care involves a scheduling strategy that includes scheduling a patient one entire hour with a physical therapist. This is different than what many other offices choose to do regarding scheduling, as this causes clients being scheduled with staff who are not certified physical therapists. This helps provide patients with the best possible care.
Q: What is the Difference Between Manual Therapy Treatments and Physical Therapy?
TManual therapy is a sort of subset specialty within physical therapy. General physical therapy tends to focus more on treating symptoms of diseases and conditions, while manual therapy treatment focuses more on tissue-based exams that can help identify causes of disease.