What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is a method for treating certain physical impairments, injuries, or disabilities.
Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients who have conditions such as back pain, neck pain, burns, wounds, osteoporosis, developmental disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, and countless other conditions affecting an individual's ability to move freely and without pain. We have a shared goal of creating healthier, satisfied patients. We collaborate with other health care professionals to develop treatment plans for patients using the latest research and proven approaches to ensure positive outcomes. We also apply the latest research related to restoring function, reducing pain, and preventing injury.
Types of Treatments:
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Spine and Joint Mobilization
- Lumbar Stabilization
- Rotator Cuff Programs
- Soft Tissue Massage / Myofascial Release
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Stretching Exercises
- Neuromuscular Stimulation
- Patient Education
- Posture Education
- Physical Agents (Heat and Ice)
- Balance Assessment / Treatment
- Electrical Modalities
- Wound Care
- Infrared light therapy
- Fit 3D (body composition and posture analysis)
Yes, if an individual's dizziness is coming from an inner ear problem. Your physical therapist is able to do a few simple procedures to help decrease or in many cases eliminate the dizziness.
Yes, we utilize the McKenzie Method to determine which movement/exercise will help decrease symptoms. We also use several manual techniques including Traction and Functional Dry Needling. All with the end goal of you being pain-free!
During your first visit, your physical therapist will perform an initial evaluation and set up a plan of care. The therapist will use the information gathered to set up your goals for therapy. Before leaving you and your therapist will decide on your frequency and duration for therapy. You will then schedule your future visits with the front desk staff.
No, Oklahoma is a direct access state. Therefore a physician’s order is not needed to begin physical therapy. If physical therapy is required after 30 days a note will be sent to your primary physician informing your physician of your physical therapy needs and request to continue. Some insurance companies require a physician’s referral and or signed plan of care in these cases our office staff will send a plan of care to be signed by your primary physician after your initial evaluation.
Yes, most major insurance companies and Medicare have physical therapy benefits. However, each Insurance plan has its own coverage and benefits for physical therapy. Most generally you will have a copay or coinsurance as well as deductible obligations.
On your first appointment, you will need to bring your physician referral (if you have one), insurance card or cards, method of payment for copay/coinsurance or deductible if applicable, If desired a change of clothing.
Physical therapy typically involves exercise and active range of motion activities as well as modalities that require gels or cream applications. It is best to wear comfortable clothes that allow therapist easy access to the area of treatment. Comfortable and stable footwear is also important.
Treatments are individualized but typically sessions last from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
The number of visits will be dependent on several things:
- Your diagnosis
- The severity of your impairments
- Your past medical history
- Your goals
Treatments could range from 1 visit to several depending on your individual needs and desired outcome.
Your initial visit will be with the lead Physical Therapist. The following visits will be in combination with your Physical Therapist and/or Physical Therapist Assistant.
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