4 Tips for Choosing a Physical Therapist
If you are faced with an injury, chronic condition, or another situation we discussed in our previous blog about why you should see a physical therapist, it’s important to remember that you have a choice about the physical therapist with whom you make an appointment. Here are four tips to help you find the best physical therapist for you - spoiler alert: we believe you’ll choose our team at Back in the Game.
How responsive are they? One of the things we pride ourselves in is how responsive we are to our patients. It’s important to consider how much time a physical therapist allots for their patients and how quickly they respond to prospective patients. We strive to be attentive to our patients in our office, but also make sure that our communication with interested patients, as well as current patients, is prompt and helpful. Since our mission is to get you Back in the Game as soon as possible, we provide our patients with personalized care that makes us a great physical therapy office, ready to serve and care for you.
What is their educational background and experience? It’s important to remember that physical therapists used to simply have either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, but the field standard has now shifted toward a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). At Back in the Game, our entire team holds Doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees. This is a clinical doctoral degree with a thorough curriculum that provides specialized information needed to help patients. Before choosing a physical therapist, it’s important to take a look at their credentials to make sure they have this expertise.
What’s the office environment like? Visiting a physical therapist can be intimidating to some, or overwhelming to others. But we strive to make it possible for all patients to receive the physical therapy they require with a specifically designed program and an office environment that helps them feel comfortable and ready to work. When you’re choosing a physical therapist, it can be helpful to visit their office and see if the clinic’s environment helps you feel comfortable, has locations that are convenient to you, and motivates you.
Try it out! The best way to know if a physical therapist is a good fit is to try it out. This is why we offer a free physical therapy consultation to see if we are a good fit for you and to explain how physical therapy can best help you. This free consultation helps you to understand how physical therapy will best fit in your lifestyle and how our expertise can help you become the best you possible.
We know that any time you have to make a decision about your health, it can be scary or intimidating. We hope that these tips help you understand what questions you should consider while you are in the search. Above all, we are proud to offer world-class physical therapy with licensed therapists trained in the newest, evidence-based techniques. Our patients are our number one priority. We strive to make it possible for all patients to receive the physical therapy they require with a program that is specifically designed to meet their needs. If you are ready to be done with the search for a physical therapist and come see what we have to offer at Back in the Game, make an appointment today for your free physical therapy consultation.