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All of our Doctors of Physical Therapy are board certified and/or fellowship trained. Less than 5% and 1% of physical therapist, respectively, have acheived such disctinction. With this level of committment to clinical excellence, we ensure you achieve the highest outcomes that decrease your health care spending and return you to a movement rich lifestyle as quick as possible.
You can be seen by our Doctors of Physical Therapy without a referral for physical therapy. However, your insurance policy may require a referral, or may limit you to in-network providers.
Wellness and recovery services do not require a referral.
We accept Medicare and most major commercial insurances. We will provide you with an estimate of the amount for which you will be responsible.
To ensure the best experience, we ask all patients to complete intake paperwork on our patient portal prior to arriving to allow our team to best prepare for your visit.
Make a list of any questions you want to ask.
Write down key information about your medical history and chief complaint.
Bring any labs, images, or reports you may have from another provider.
Wear clothing that allows us to access the entire upper or lower quarter based on pain location. Don't wear clothes that don't stretch. For spinal issues sport bras or tank tops for female patients help us visualize and palpate the spine during the exam.
A comprehensive health history and subjective questioning will be performed to completely understand your chief complaint and overall health status.
We will ask questions about your home, work and recreational activities to better understand your life so that we can accomplish your goals.
A thorough physical examination will be performed of the enitre upper or lower quarter, including: observation, functional assessment, range of motion, strength testing, structural differentation, palpation, and joint testing.
After explaining your movement diagnosis, our Doctors of Physical Therapy will begin treatment, including hands-on orthoepdic manual therapy, active self treatments, and education on your plan of care and prognosis.
Your plan of care will be individualized to your needs. Our providers will engage in a shared decision with you to establish the appropriate frequency and duration of your visits. Once a mutual agreement is made, we ask that you adhere to this plan as missed visits will only decrease and/or delay your sucess with conservative care.
Our Doctors of Physical Therapy will effort hard to find a method for you to self-cope via a home exercise program. We ask that you utilize this tool as symptom modifiers to improve your function.
Progress notes will be performed intermittently to re-assess your baseline measurements for improvement and modify your plan accordingly. Once we have achieved our shared goals, a discharge will occur with final instruction and recommendation for continued success.
Continue to utilize your self-coping activities and home exercise program on an as needed basis.
Intermittent booster sessions throughout the year have been shown to be greatly beneficial for improving your outcomes.
Best evidence recommends all patients to return for an Annual PT Examination to re-assess and provide education for healthy aging.
As you have already developed a routine of exercise and physical activity, we encourage all of our patients to use this time for a full body exercise routine. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity (perceived exertion greater than a 4 out of 10) or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity (perceived exertion greater than a 7 out of 10) weekly.