Back in the Game is Northest Georgia’s Premier Physical Therapy center. Where experience & commitment intersect.
(770) 967-4377
Main Office/Flowery Branch
4754 Martin Road, Suite 200
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Directions & Hours
(470) 294-0052
2300 Liam Ave, Suite 104
Dacula, GA 30019
Directions & Hours

5 Myths About Physical Therapy

December 17th, 2017


As we discussed last month's blog, many people may not understand exactly what a physical therapist does -- or the difference between seeing a physical therapist, a chiropractor or a primary physician. With a little clarity on why and when you should see a physical therapist, let’s dispel some common myths about physical therapy. Here are 5 common myths that you may have heard about physical therapy and a few thoughts to help dispel each myth:

  1. MYTH: “I must be injured or hurt to benefit from physical therapy.” Recovering from an injury or rehabilitating after surgery is only a portion of what physical therapists specialize in. Our team at Back in the Game can also help with balance issues, headaches, chronic pain, and basic joint and muscle pain. Physical therapy can also help work with athletes to prevent injuries and enhance performance.

  1. MYTH: “Since physical therapy is just stretching, I can do it by myself at home.” Yes, you will receive exercises from your physical therapist to enhance your time spent with them, but a huge key to a successful physical therapy plan is the expert care and guidance of a physical therapist. Our licensed physical therapists use their specialized education, clinical experience, and the latest research to customize your diagnose and on-going care plan. 

  1. MYTH: “Physical therapy is going to hurt!” The old saying, “No pain, no gain,” is not necessarily always true! Physical therapy shouldn’t be avoided because you think it might cause new pain or exacerbate your existing pain. Your recovery will be faster and more efficient the faster you start a customized physical therapy plan; physical therapy’s goal is to alleviate your pain, not cause you more pain. If for some reason, an exercise does cause you pain, your physical therapist is there to help you adjust or change the exercise to better fit you. 

  1. MYTH: “In order to get an appointment with a physical therapist, I have to have a referral.” Actually, our team can evaluate you without another physician’s referral or a prescription. We are here to help you achieve total health and wellness.

  1. MYTH: “My insurance won’t cover physical therapy, so this will cost me a lot of money.” Actually, most insurance policies cover some form of physical therapy. Our office staff can help you navigate this if you call us at (770) 967-4377. On top of this, physical therapy can reduce your overall health costs because it can help you avoid unnecessary imaging scans, surgery, or prescription pain medication.

Don’t let your belief in these myths deter you from visiting one of our convenient North Georgia locations. Schedule your appointment today!

Posted by BIG Team

We know you have a choice when it comes to physical therapy and we’re honored that you have either chosen us or you’re giving us a closer look here on our website to determine if Back in the Game Physical Therapy, with locations in Dacula and Flowery Branch, Ga., is right for you. We’ve earned a reputation for our attentive and friendly physical therapy practice, and it’s our priority that you feel valued and important.

If you’re just getting to know us, we want to get you back in the game — whatever that game is — just like our name says. Along your journey, you’ll see our three core goals put into practice:

  1. Our patients come first! We will customize a treatment plan for you and your individual goals.
  2. We will provide an environment that will promote positive outcomes.
  3. We hope your experience with us will make you want to refer us to people you know. We think that is the ultimate test of our performance.

Part of providing that exceptional and positive experience is to make sure that we keep our lines of communication open to you — whether it’s frustrations, pain, or concerns with billing, we want to hear from you! We offer email, text, and phone services that connect you directly to us so we can attend to your needs as quickly as possible.

Our latest service is the reason you’re reading this message: We’re launching a Back in the Game Physical Therapy blog! We hope to make this a resource for you that’s educational, informational, and fun so that you can get to know us as people, our practice, and the importance of physical therapy better.

So, whether you’ve been with us for a while or you’re thinking about joining us for an appointment, welcome to our blog! We’re excited to be a source of information for you as you begin or continue your road to recovery! 

Brendon Blake

Posted by BIG Team

close this layer