What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is peformed by Physical Therapists and their support staff including PTAs and aides.  Physical Therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility – in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.  Physical Therapists use a variety of manual techniques, modalities, exercises and education to get optimal results in reducing pain and improving function.

Do I need a Referral or Prescription for Physical Therapy?

No.  The state of Kansas does not require a prescription for

physical therapy.

Will my insurance cover Physical Therapy services?

Yes.  Most insurance companies cover Physical Therapy services.

Copays and deductitbles may still apply.

What types of conditions can Physical Therapists treat?

Physical Therapists can treat a variety of conditions.  PTs effectively treat Back and Neck pain, Joint pain, Muscle pain and headaches.  PTs are vital to proper rehabilitation after orthopedic surgeries for the knee, ankle, shoulder, hip and foot.  Many individuals seek out Physical Therapists in order to avoid surgery.  Conditions like shoulder impingement, patellafemoral pain, and spine conditions can often be treated by a PT allowing the patient to avoid painful and expensive surgeries.

Conditions Treated at Koerner Chiropractic and Physical Therapy

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation for All Orthopedic Conditions
  • Total Joint Replacement Therapy
  • Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated and Bulging Discs in Cervical and Lumbar Region
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spurs)
  • Headaches
  • Vertigo
  • Balance Deficits
  • Tendonitis/Tendinopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Neck and Back Pain