When selecting the best fit for you, consider asking the following questions:
1. Does my physical therapist have the training to really help my condition using the latest research?
Your therapist should be staying current with research and advances with technology to be sure you are getting better in the least amount of visits possible.
2. Am I going to be working with the same Physical Therapist?...
Establishing trust and confidence with your therapist makes it much easier for your therapist to properly gauge your progress and make adjustments to your treatment plan.
3. Will my therapist be spending the necessary one-on-one time with me to be sure I'm doing everything correctly?
Too often patients are shown how to do something once and left to do it on their own while their therapist works with 2 or 3 other patients. Without proper guidance, there is no way to know you are getting the full benefit of your treatment.
4. Will all of my care be provided by licensed professionals?
There is no doubt that your physical therapist knows best. New graduates are now required to have doctorate degrees in order to become licensed to provide your care. How can a person trained on the job possibly know what is necessary to properly guide your care?
5. Does my therapist participate with my insurance?
The majority of the time, your out-of-pocket expenses will be less when going to an "in-network" provider. Be sure that your therapist is upfront with you about the cost of services.
Lastly, please realize all physical therapists are not the same. There are many tools that therapists use to accomplish similar results. If you are not seeing the results you're looking for, be sure your therapist is willing to try something else or seek out a second opinion. Ask your friends, family and neighbors. Many of them have already been to physical therapy and can offer you some insight. If you’re interested, reach out to us… ask us a question, set up an injury screen, or schedule a second opinion. We care about you and are here to help!