When should you seek out the services of a physical therapist?
Most people view physical therapy as something you do after you have surgery or a car accident, or is a service you get when you go to a rehabilitation hospital.
The reality, however, is that physical therapy can provide you with a full continuum of Wellness & Rehabilitation services.
Yes, you can see a PT after surgery, following a car accident or injury at work.
You can see a PT to help recover from a sports injury, whether you injured your shoulder playing football, sprained an ankle dancing, or ended up with a concussion playing hockey or soccer.
But what about wellness and strength training? What about improving your performance in your sport or activity. What about that muscle tension and soreness felt after your competition, or following a long flight when traveling for work?
Who do you see for those things? A personal trainer? A massage therapist? A chiropractor? Why would you not see a physical therapist for your recovery and wellness needs?
I am not saying these other practitioners are somehow inferior, as I know and work with many who are very good at what they do. Rather, I bring it up to make the obvious point -- physical therapy can provide these service, provided you have a physical therapist who incorporates these things into their practice.
At Athletes Physiotherapy, LLC we have the ability to provide a full spectrum of services: post-surgical rehabilitation, management of sports injuries, event preparation and post-event recovery, movement screening, and performance optimization. Through use of specialized skills sets in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, Movement Assessment, Corrective Exercise, and Strength & Conditioning, we have the skills necessary to keep you health and functioning at your best!
What is your definition of physical therapy? What does a physical therapist do?
This is where it gets tricky, and I believe, is also why the average person does not think of going to a physical therapist for their wellness, performance enhancement, or maintenance needs. The issue is in the diversity - Physical Therapy as a profession as multiple specialty & sub-specialty areas, and even within one specialty you may have therapists with very different backgrounds and philosophies toward treatment.
When comparing different PTs, it's not always comparing apples to apples. The type of practice setting also plays a part in this. Traditionally, most PT practices have been insurance-based, which have required a physician's referral for treatment of an injury with a requirement of 'medical necessity'.
Services at Athletes Physiotherapy
Athletes Physiotherapy provides one-on-one evaluation and treatment by a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Under Nevada Direct Access Law, patients can be seen without a physician's referral, which often allows the patient to start receiving treatment sooner. As we are a fee-for-service clinic, we also do not have to wait for insurance to authorized treatment.
We take a total body approach to treatment, and utilize hands-on treatments including: soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization/manipulation, dry needling, movement assessment & corrective exercise, strength training, and fascial movement taping.
We have the knowledge, experience, and skill sets to meet you where you are at and take an athlete or dancer from acute injury to high performance for safe and successful return to competition and performance.
For more information contact us at (702) 930-8155 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you for stopping by the Athletes Physiotherapy Blog! Kristopher Bosch founded Athletes Physiotherapy in Las Vegas, NV. He is a Father, physical therapist, athletic trainer, pilates teacher, & perpetual student!
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