If you are dealing with pain and/or injury that is limiting you from being able to do what you want or need to do, physical therapy may be a good option for you. Most people however, do not know what physical therapy entails and how to recognize if they are matched with the right therapist and/or receiving good care. In addition, many people have already “tried” physical therapy and may or may not have had a good experience. In this article, I would like to share with you some information about what you should expect from going to physical therapy as well as what you should NOT accept from therapy [...]
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A New Physical Therapy Model
When I set up ProMotion Physical Therapy, I had to decide on the the type of physical therapy business I wanted to create for my patients. The most common arrangement, and the one that most people are familiar with, was for me to be “in-network” with insurance companies. In this arrangement, I would sign a contract with the insurance companies and agree to their fees as well as any limits that they set on number of visits that I see patients, what I could see them for, and the type of treatments that I could use. [...]
I hear it all of the time from patients-“My back is out,” My SI is out,” “My pelvis is out of alignment,” “My L5 (or any other numbered vertebra) is out,” “My vertebra is rotated.” I don’t blame my patients for saying these things-this is what they have learned to be the cause of low back pain. Maybe it was from a friend, or they read about it online, or maybe they were told this by another health care provider. Something being “out of place” can definitely seem like a plausible reason for the pain that a person may be feeling or the difficulty that they may be experiencing while trying to move. But....is this really true?