What a pain in the @ss!!
Sitting in traffic can become a literal pain in the backside 😫😱
If you’re not feeling better in a week, your Allied specialists are standing by, ready to guide you in your treatment journey. We can help get you back to everything you love about your time in the Florida sun before the grandkids start arriving for the holidays! Don’t delay – call today!
Just what is a physical therapist anyway? 🤔
👎 MYTH: A physical therapist isn’t much different than a personal trainer.
👍 FACT: A personal trainer – although skilled in coaching people toward reaching their physical fitness goals safely through the development and supervision of individualized training programs – lacks the in-depth specialized advanced degree study required of a physical therapist, who can diagnose problems and develop treatment plans.
👎 MYTH: A physical therapist only needs to study for two years to become certified.
👍 FACT: Physical therapists need a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. To be considered for admittance to a three-year physical therapy program, students must have a bachelor’s degree with courses of study in anatomy, physiology, chemistry, biology and physics. Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) must have an associate’s degree from an accredited program.
👎 MYTH: Patients must be referred for physical therapy by a physician.
👍 FACT: In the State of Florida, patients can seek treatment from a physical therapist without getting a prescription from a physician – skipping the time and expense of an office visit, x-ray, MRI, blood test, etc. Physical Therapists are fully qualified to make diagnoses and often work closely with patients’ other medical providers to determine a treatment plan.
👎 MYTH: Physical therapy is only for patients who need help recovering from surgery.
👍 FACT: Physical therapy is helpful not only for patients who are recovering from surgery, illness or injury – it can help improve balance and coordination, treat urinary and bowel incontinence, and prepare youth – and older folks – for the demands of sporting endeavors to reduce the risk of injuries.