Q. What is physical therapy?
Physical Therapists are specially trained in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that affect a person’s ability to move and function efficiently in his/her daily life. A Physical Therapist can help reduce pain and restore function for patients with injuries, as well as provide preventative programs and promote general health and fitness.
Q: Why is physical therapy effective?
Injuries, disease, and aging can wreak havoc your body, leaving you with a level of difficulty in performing normal, basic movements. Physical therapy can be effective in helping you regain your movement and heal faster. It can make simple things like walking, bouncing a basketball, or typing at a computer easier. Physical therapy teaches you special exercises that can help strengthen weakened muscles and increase range of motion to help you move and function with increased ease.
Q. How long are the appointments?
The first appointment is approximately one hour. After that, they can range anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how you feel.
Q: What health insurance do you accept?
We accept most major insurances. Please call us and we’ll gladly check with your insurance company.
Q. What can I expect on my first visit?
The therapist will ask you about the history of your injury. Depending on your injury, we may take measurements, and depending on your pain level, we may even start treatment on your first visit.
Q. What should I wear?
Something comfortable, loose, easily movable for us to be able to get to the area in pain. For Example: if you are coming in for knee pain, please bring or wear shorts, or baggy pants that can be pulled up over the knee.
Q: How long should I expect to undergo physical therapy?
We believe that each person has unique needs. All patients are carefully evaluated and then are recommended an appropriate treatment plan. At the time of your evaluation, we will be better able to determine an effective time frame for your treatment.