Some physical therapists specialize in all aspects of pregnancy related needs, while others choose to concentrate on sports injuries, rehabilitation for stroke or accident victims, pediatrics, neurology or geriatrics. It’s important that patients select a physical therapist that has experience in their particular condition.
Try to schedule a consultation with the physical therapist(s) that are being considered. Patients should feel comfortable with their physical therapist, be able to ask questions and talk with them freely about their condition and treatment. Having a rapport with the physical therapist is critical for effective treatment.
A physical therapist may choose to operate their practice where they devote their entire time to one patient at a time. Others work with two to three patients at the same time within the same time frame. Depending upon the nature of the individual’s condition and preference, a patient may opt for one choice over the other. Another important consideration is if the patient will see the same therapist for each appointment.
Listening is Part of The Treatment
Patients should examine the therapist’s cancellation policy. Some practices charge a fee for a missed or cancelled appointment and the cost may be significant. Individuals should also pay special attention to how easy it is to obtain an appointment. Pain and injuries respond better when they’re treated promptly.
A Recipe for Lifelong Care
Claims should be submitted promptly and the practice’s billing department should be willing to speak with you should an error occur. Patients shouldn’t be surprised with a bill six months after the treatment was provided.
Your musculoskeletal and neurological health is in the hands of your physical therapist and he/she should be someone with which you feel comfortable. Physical therapists can help you with pain relief, healing and rehabilitation of an extensive array of injuries and chronic conditions. Choose wisely for a lifetime of mobility.
Dr. A Mathew MPT, DPT
We strongly believe that everyone should have a clear understanding of what's going on with their body rather that relying on medical professionals for every little thing.
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