We’ve all been there at one time or another – we get injured or experience intense pain and immediately think to schedule an appointment with a doctor. We meet with our primary care doctor only to be referred to a specialist. Sometimes diagnostics and imaging may be arranged only for us to set up a follow up appointment with our doctor or determine a future date for surgery. Only then are we referred to see a physical therapist.
What if that long, complicated approach could be simplified?
Did you know that you can make an appointment to see a physical therapist first rather than enter the seemingly endless cycle of doctor and specialist visits? *
We offer complimentary consultations where our certified physical therapists can determine if physical therapy is the right option for you. During the consultation, a physical therapist will evaluate your injury and pinpoint the root cause. From there, they will determine if moving forward with physical therapy is right for you or if you should proceed with a plan for surgery. Either way, you will come away from your consultation with a recovery plan of action to get you back to feeling your best.
If you’re waiting to have surgery, but are scheduled out in advance, physical therapy is a great option to keep you feeling good in the meantime. Not only that but working with a physical therapist prior to surgery can help you achieve improved range of motion and strength and set you up for the better outcomes after surgery!
Compared to other clinicians you may see, physical therapists are unique as they can provide treatment and pain relief upon your first visit. If you go to see your primary care doctor or a specialist first, only for them to refer to you to physical therapy, there will be valuable recovery time lost as you wait for their referral. In most cases, the earlier an individual goes to receive physical therapy treatment, the faster they will experience recovery. Additionally, choosing physical therapy first can help you save money as costly tests and imaging may be avoided.
We offer a wide range of treatment methods that help patients see improvements within one visit. The most common forms of treatment include manual therapy, dry needling, cupping, ice, heat, electrical stimulation and dedicated strength and agility exercises. Physical therapy’s unique and integrated approach to care helps patient’s reach recovery and return to their everyday lives as quickly and safely as possible.
Whether you have recently suffered an injury, are experiencing chronic pain, or have had an elective surgery postponed to a later date, take control of your recovery and try physical therapy.
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*In the state of Texas, patients can visit a physical therapist first without a doctor’s prescription via direct access. This route of treatment is not available for Medicare patients but is widely available for other patients utilizing insurance.