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We have a solution for you! And it starts with getting the right information. Read on to learn more about how physical therapy may be the best option for you.
What is Physical Therapy?
Who is physical therapy good for?
Why should I go see a physical therapist?
The most common reason why people seek out physical therapy is because they are recovering from an injury or had surgery. Physical therapists can have speciality training in certain areas that make them more sought after by patients / clients. They help them return to the activities they love by evaluating the situation, and developing the best plan to address any areas necessary. The PT may ask them do exercises or activities to assist with the issue, which can also include activity modification and patient education.
Did you know that physical therapists can also prevent bigger problems into the future? With physical therapist being movement specialists, we can identify where you may have issues into the future by evaluating how you move. Physical therapists can also help people prepare you for surgery or even avoid the need for surgery. They work with people what have balance issues or those who want to return their sporting and recreational activities.
Ultimately, physical therapists improve your efficiency of movement, and get you back to what you love to do.
What will a physical therapist do for me when I get evaluated or have treatment?
The physical therapist will then formulate a list of problems you are having, and how to treat those problems. A plan is subsequently developed with the client's input. This includes how many times you should see the physical therapist per week, how many weeks you will need therapy, home programs, patient education, short-term/long-term goals, and what is expected after discharge from physical therapy. This plan is created with input from you and your physical therapist.
What can I expect when I go see a physical therapist?
You can expect the physical therapist to listen to your story and understand how it impacts your life. They will want to know what you would like to achieve and do everything to get you back to that. They will look at your holistically, to help identify other areas contributing to your problem. This will include a full movement assessment followed with further testing to identify the root cause of the problem. The physical therapist will then explain what is going on and what options you have to fix the problem.
How long do physical therapy treatment sessions last?
This depends on the type of session you request, but typically treatment sessions last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. We don't charge by the hour... we charge for the session!
How many sessions/visits will I need?
This is highly variable. You may need one visit or you may need months of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, etc. You will be re-evaluated on a determined basis and when you see your physical therapist, we will provide you with our recommendations.
How much pain will physical therapy cause?
This is a really great question. It’s true that physical therapy is a very physical experience and as such treatments can often be a little uncomfortable at times, but we will always aim to be as gentle as possible and cause the minimal discomfort we possibly can to get your problem solved as fast as we can. Before we do any physical therapy techniques we will tell you exactly what is about to happen whether or not it is likely to hurt and for how long.
More often than not the pain stops as soon as we do, so you only have to tell us to stop and we will. Pain is a side effect to physical therapy that is often unavoidable and most patients eventually concede that the pain is a nice sort of pain ("hurts so good"), one they know that is doing them some good and is often no worse than the pain that they are already in. The discomfort usually reduces as treatment progresses and we always advise you on things like ice and heat to help reduce the soreness that might be caused by the treatment.
Why should I choose Movement Solutions?
If you are looking for achieve a specific outcome like being able to walk/hike with your family, workout with your friends, or be able to travel without the worry of falling over, then Movement Solutions is for you. We focus on the outcome so you can enjoy the experience. We understand that sometimes life if unpredictable, and it often becomes a journey... Our focus is 100% on you and your outcome!
Our business model is designed to give people what they need, not what a 3rd party payer dictates you should get. And our scientifically proven, 3-step process, offers everyone the opportunity to return to the activities that bring the greatest joy into their life. Even if you are out of pain, there is continue progress that needs to be made. Our services help people to achieve the goals they set out for.
What injuries do physical therapists see?
Here is a list of the common injuries that we see: This is known as the diagnosis.