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7 06, 2020

What’s the difference between a specially trained physical therapist and a general one?

By |June 7th, 2020|

A specialty-trained physical therapist: Is able to communicate with the patient. Can accurately diagnose your problems and concerns. Has manual or “hands-on” skills. Gets you better sooner rather than later and tells you the truth. Know when to refer to another practitioner. Specializes in a few key areas rather than doing everything and, therefore, has more knowledge and training in that particular area which helps patients get better faster.

7 06, 2020

What are the chances that physical therapy can help me? Is it a guarantee?

By |June 7th, 2020|

No. There are no guarantees in physical therapy, just as there are no guarantees that a pill or a surgery is going to relieve your pain. As a matter of fact, there are no guarantees in life in general! However, we will guarantee that we will try to help you by providing the very best physical therapy care possible. I will tell you from practical experience that 95% of all patients get better with physical therapy if they are committed to healing and follow their treatment programs as prescribed. However, there are some patients who do not recover with physical therapy – either due to the severity of their injury or from [...]

7 06, 2020

Why shouldn’t I just go through the local hospital system versus you? After all, they are bigger.

By |June 7th, 2020|

The truth of the matter is this: the best physical therapists usually work in private practices because they can deliver individualized care specific to YOU, the patient. In most hospitals and larger healthcare facilities, many patients get the same exercise and treatments, regardless of their condition. This results in more visits (20 to 30 or more) with higher co-pays, which can average about $60 per visit. Alternatively, you could see an EXPERT physical therapist and be done with as little as 10 visits. As hospital systems continue to morph into behemoth one-stop healthcare entities, they tend to lose individualized focus as they train their eyes on the bottom line – and quality [...]