How do I choose a physical therapy clinic?
As a patient, you have the right to choose where you would like to receive your physical therapy services. Most patients prefer a clinic that is close to their home, which is why we offer 2 conveniently located facilities on Printers Parkway and Chapel Hills. At our facility, we pride ourselves on our “hands on” approach, meaning we utilize our hands to promote adequate joint and muscle mobility, improve circulation, reduce pain and address your cause for your symptoms.
Is my therapist licensed?
All of our physical therapists are Board Certified through the FSBPT and the state of Colorado.
What’s next after physical therapy?
Throughout your sessions of physical therapy, your therapist will be providing you with home exercises and self-management techniques to promote independence towards reaching your goals and returning to your prior level of function.
How does the billing process work?
After verifying your benefits, each session will be submitted to your health insurance company for review. Coverage of insurance is strictly dependent on your individualized plan. We do our best to provide you with this information in regards to your copay or coinsurance, prior to your initial evaluation, so you aware of your out of pocket costs.
Can my therapist provide me with a diagnosis?
After a thorough examination and interview process, it is our mission to provide you with a rehabilitative explanation of your musculoskeletal system.
Can I go directly to my physical therapist?
Colorado is a “Direct Access State”, meaning you do not need a referral from a physician. This means you are able to directly discuss your concerns as a first line of care for pain or injury.
What if my problem or pain returns?
Many patients may go weeks, months or years before their symptoms return. It is our duty to provide you with the techniques and self-management exercises to manage your symptoms independently throughout your time at physical therapy. In the instance that your symptoms do return, we offer a 15-minute consultation to discuss your symptoms and concerns to determine if returning to physical therapy is the right option for you.
Will I get a massage at physical therapy?
Physical therapy utilizes manual interventions including soft tissue mobilizations, joint mobilizations, active release techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, cupping and trigger point dry needling to improve the mobility of your muscles, improve circulation and reduce pain.
What types of treatments will I receive?
Physical therapy treatments will consist of a series of interventions including electrical stimulation therapy, ultrasound therapy, cold therapy, heat therapy, strengthening and stabilization exercises, flexibility training, balance and neuromuscular retraining as well as manual interventions including soft tissue mobilizations or joint manipulations. Depending on your course of treatment, your physical therapist will decide which of these interventions will provide you with the best results.
Is physical therapy painful?
Physical therapy should not be painful. However, it is normal to experience soreness following your sessions.
Are there physical therapy specialists?
Our physical therapists are specialized in manual physical therapy, as they have their Manual Therapy Certification. We also have providers who specialize in migraine relief, pelvic floor rehabilitation, trigger point dry needling, cupping and functional movement analyses.
Who will see me?
For your first appointment, you will be assigned a physical therapist that will follow you directly throughout your sessions. Our facility utilizes a few support staff including licensed physical therapy assistants, however you will primarily be seen by your designated physical therapist.
Who pays for the treatment?
Health Insurance coverage can vary from plan to plan. Our staff will verify your benefits with your insurance company prior to your sessions to find out exactly what your plan will cover. Based on your coverage, you and your physical therapist will create a plan that is targeted to meet your budget needs.
Why should I choose a private practice physical therapist?
As a private practice, we pride ourselves on individualized treatment plans that are specific to each and every individual’s goals and lifestyle. When you come to our private outpatient facility, you can expect to see the same physical therapist that evaluated you throughout your entire experience. We believe that this develops consistency and accelerates your rehabilitation journey.
Why are people referred to physical therapy?
There are many reasons patients may be referred to physical therapy, including neck, low back pain, migraines, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, migraine management, pre and post-partum pelvic floor management, arthritis symptom management, vestibular rehabilitation or generalized strengthening and balance training to reduce fall occurrences. Our main priority is to get you to regain your functional independence and return to your desired lifestyle.
What do physical therapists do?
As physical therapists, we have the ability to specifically identify musculoskeletal dysfunctions based on abnormal movement patterns, reduced range of motion and expressed symptoms utilizing various tests and measures that are specific to each patient and specific target tissues that may be affected. After determining your specific impairments, we are then able to provide patients with manual interventions, strength and stabilization exercises, flexibility training, promoting proper body mechanics with functional movements, such as bending, lifting, carrying and squatting. Each patient is different and will be provided with an individualized approach to their specific symptoms.
Why is physical therapy a good choice?
As doctoral prepared physical therapists, we have the ability to determine if physical therapy is the best option for you by ruling out systemic and non-musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Once we determine if you a good candidate for physical therapy, it can have many benefits including promoting healthy movements, improved quality of life, adequate sleeping patterns and providing our patients with the resources they need to be successful following their time in therapy.
How many visits will I need?
On your first visit, you will have the opportunity to discuss your plan of care with your physical therapist, where they will estimate the number of visits you will need. We often see results quickly and the number of visits can range from as little as 2 or more, depending on your rehabilitation diagnosis. We highly encourage our patients to complete their physical therapy plan to maximize their benefits and return to their functional lifestyle.
How long will each treatment last?
You should expect your initial evaluation to last from 60-90 minutes, with follow up appointments lasting 45-60 minutes depending on your plan of care.
How should I dress?
We recommend wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothes including T-shirts, sweats, shorts and good supportive shoes, such as gyms shoes. Sandals, high heels, office attire are not recommended.
What do I need to bring with me?
For your first visit, you should be sure to bring an identification card, as well as your insurance card to verify your insurance benefits.
What happens during my first visit?
During your first visit, a thorough interview, evaluation and examination will be performed that is tailored to your expressed symptoms. This can include various manual techniques, exercises, movement analyses and general education to assist with self-management techniques. You should expect to move throughout your treatment, so we recommend bringing comfy clothes and supportive shoes. Other interventions that may be utilized including electrical stimulation therapy, cold therapy, heat therapy, as well as ultrasound therapy to address pain and inflammation management.