5 Tips For Finding the Best Physical Therapist For Y-O-U
Posted on July 14 2016
Most folks don’t spend a lot of time in humble adoration regarding their body’s function and mobility. Movement is often taken for granted, until the option to move is taken away. This is the case for people who have experienced injury.
Injuries are painful, frustrating, frightening and overwhelming. Physical Therapists are specially trained in the art and science of movement, muscles and recovery. If you’ve experienced an injury and aren’t functioning at full potential, it’s probably time to seek the skill and knowledge of a physical therapist.
Here are five important factors to consider:
- Select a PT office that has a gym and swimming pool on their campus. Once you understand specific movements that will aid in your recovery, you’ll need access to a place where you can fully leverage your learning. A gym or swimming pool are ideal places to put your new skills to work. Having the right tools available when you need them will greatly help your recovery and healing.
- Make sure that your PT clinic employs licensed physical therapists who are available to work with you one-on-one. Some clinics, to save money, will hire technicians or assistants. When it comes to your health, you deserve the best resources available each time you visit.
- Many types of therapies are available, depending on your particular injury. Work with a therapist who is skilled in manual therapy, aquatic therapy, associative awareness technique, sound assisted soft tissue mobilization, trigger point dry needling and progressive exercise programs. Never rely on a therapist who believes in a “one size fits all” solution.
- Don’t leave your care to chance. The best physical therapists will apply evidence-based techniques to diagnose, treat, and prevent conditions that limit your ability to move and function properly.
- You’re Number One! Above all, make sure that your therapist has your best interests at heart, is approachable, and provides care that makes you comfortable. PT’s are as unique as the patients they serve. Work with someone that fits your personality.
Injuries can be devastating. However, physical therapists have great tools to help you recover full potential. If you’ve been injured and are seeking the advice of a PT, we hope the above tidbits will help you find the best therapist for your particular case.
Yours for healthy and safe recovery,
Dr. Patti Hutt, Arvada and Lakewood Clinics
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