It's National Physical Therapy Month and we are celebrating by raising awareness. Click here to celebrate with us.
Did you know physical therapy is easier to access, more affordable, and is often more effective than drugs, injections, or surgery?
Physical therapist directed care is the best first choice for many conditions. Click here to learn more.
Quick Question for You?
Since it's Physical Therapy Month, we thought we'd take a moment to review some of the more common conditions that physical therapists treat on a regular basis with natural care.
Did you know that physical therapists effectively treat:
(This list is not comprehensive by any means)
- Chronic Pain
- Dizziness/Balance Disorders
- TMJ Problems
- Neck Pain, Arthritis, Pinched Nerves
- Shoulder Pain, Tendinitis, Impingement
- Rotator Cuff Problems
- Frozen Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer's Elbow
- Wrist Tendinitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Middle Back Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Herniated Discs
- Degenerative Discs
- Muscle Sprains & Strains
- Hip Arthritis
- Trochanteric Bursitis
- Hamstring & Quad Strains
- Kneecap Pain
- Meniscus Tears
- Ligament Tears/Sprains
- Knee Arthritis
- Calf Strains
- Ankle Sprains
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Post-Surgical Rehab
- Recovery After Fractures
- Trouble with Walking
- Rehab to Return to Sports
- Many More Conditions
Do I need to see a doctor first?
The answer is no. You can see us first.
What happens during my first visit?
We discuss your condition, do a thorough exam, discuss our findings with you, and provide you with a custom treatment plan to meet your goals.
Do you take my insurance?
That depends. The best thing to do is contact us. We will get some information from you and provide you with coverage information. In most cases, part of physical therapy treatment is covered.
What if I don't have insurance?
We have options, that in many cases are more affordable than more aggressive treatment like drugs, MRIs, injections, and surgery.
Is physical therapy painful?
Typically, it isn't painful. Most patients that we see have pain, so our goal is to decrease that pain.
Will I have things to do on my own:
Usually, the answer is yes. There are 168 hours in the week. If you are with us 2-3 hours/week, that leaves about 165 hours for you to work on recovery on your own too. That's why patient education is such a big part of care.
How many visits does it take?
This varies depending on your condition. Some only take a few visits, while others may need weeks or months of care. Bottom line, we'll work with you to achieve your goals.
Are there any side effects?
Since physical therapy is natural, non-invasive, and conservative, there are little to no side effects. Sometimes there's minor discomfort but we work with you to minimize this.
What do I do after physical therapy?
Your therapist will work with you to achieve your treatment goals, provide you with a home program, and will help you transition to an independent recovery, wellness, prevention, or training program.
How do I get started?
Getting started with us is very simple. Simply give us a call at one of the phone numbers listed on this email or visit our website for additional information.
Can I refer a friend?
Absolutely! A referral is the best endorsement ever. When a patient refers family and friends to our practice, it means we've done a great job with you. If your family, friends or associates could benefit from our services, we'd be honored to see if we could help them out.
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Thanks for celebrating Physical Therapy Month with us. If you or someone you know has any questions, aches, pains or movement disorders, please contact us.
Until Next Month,
Thanks from Eric Edelman BS,PT
Peak Physical Therapy and Sports Performance