Do you need physical therapy?
Take this quiz and find out.
Many people struggle with pain and reduced mobility for years before they ever do anything about it, leaving them frustrated and weak. If you think this might be you or a loved one, take this quiz to find out if physical therapy could be right for you.
Ready to Get Moving Again?
You’re making the right choice to help your body get stronger.
Studies show that lack of mobility can lead to higher risks of falls and injuries, increases the risk of frailty, diminshes cognitive function, and reduces the quality of life and relationships. If you want your body to be strong and healthy for many years, you need to get moving.
Ready to feel better?
Frequently Asked Questions About Physical Therapy
How can I tell if I need physical therapy?
Physical therapy can help with a wide range of conditions and injuries. Some common signs that you may need physical therapy include:
- Persistent pain or discomfort in a specific area of your body
- Limited range of motion or difficulty with daily activities like walking, climbing stairs, or bending over
- Weakness or muscle imbalances
- Recovery from a recent injury or surgery
- Chronic conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia
- Discomfort doing repetitive movements for work or play
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is a good idea to give us a call. We can help assess your condition and determine if physical therapy is the appropriate course of treatment. We will provide you with a personalized treatment plan to help you recover and return to your normal activities.
How long do I need to do physical therapy?
One of the most common questions we get from our patients is how long physical therapy will last. Since every body and every injury is different, it’s hard to know for sure. The length of time you’ll need to see us will depend on your healing rate as well as the condition being treated. We will track progress and check whether you are making gains in range of motion, function, and strength.
Typically, soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments and tendons usually take between 6-8 weeks to heal. The physical therapy program will stop when you have achieved all your goals or plateaued. We will help you transition to a self-care home exercise program that will help you maintain your progress.
What should I wear to physical therapy?
Wear comfortable clothing such as a loose-fitting, comfortable t-shirt or tank top with athletic shorts, leggings, yoga pants, or workout pants – something that has an elastic waistband that will allow you to move. We also recommend tennis shoes or sneakers with socks. You’ll want to be as comfortable and mobile as possible.
Will you accept my insurance?
No, we do not accept insurance. Why? Because it allows us to provide a higher quality service to our patients. We opened our practice so we could help people in the way we believe is best for their bodies and their needs. We don’t directly bill health insurance or Medicare because it would limit our treatment times to 15 to 20 minutes, which is simply not enough time to be effective. If you want to really heal your body, you’ll need more time and attention. We need the freedom and flexibility to give you what you need without having to worry about time limits and billing codes.
How do I know if physical therapy is working?
Physical therapy is not an instant fix. It takes time for your body to heal itself. One way to determine if your physical therapy treatment is working is by keeping track of your pain levels, range of motion, and functional ability before and after each session. If you notice a gradual improvement in these areas, then your treatment is working. It is also important to communicate with our team of physical therapists about any changes you are experiencing, so we can provide insight into whether or not your treatment is working and make adjustments if necessary.
Another way to determine if your physical therapy treatment is working is by setting specific goals for yourself. These goals can be related to pain reduction, improvement in range of motion, or increased functional ability. By working with our team of physical therapists to set and track these goals, you can measure your progress and determine if the treatment is helping you achieve them. Additionally, it is important to also monitor your daily activities and see if you can perform them with less difficulty or pain. If you notice an improvement in your daily activities it is likely that your physical therapy treatment is working.