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.

What types of conditions can Physical Therapist 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.

Do I need a referral or prescription for Physical Therapy?

 

No, in the state of Kansas, Physical Therapists have direct access to where you do not need to see your physician prior to coming to Physical Therapy.

Will my insurance cover physical therapy?

 

Yes, many insurances cover physical therapy. Co-pays and deductibles still apply.

Are there many athletes who use physical therapy?

Yes, physical therapy can address many issues athletes encounter such as muscle tightness, imbalances, or weakness. PT's can also address joint dysfunction, acute injuries, and inflammation. PT's have a number of tools such as soft tissue work, joint mobilizations, and dry needling to help athletes get back to their best.

Physical Therapy can:

 

• Provide relief from headaches, neck and back pain
• Help decrease vestibular dysfunction or vertigo
• Improve posture
• Help prevent injuries in the work and home environments
• Lead to enhanced athletic performance
• Improve flexibility and range of motion
• Relieve pelvic dysfunction
• Correction gait and balance deficits

Conditions

 

This list is not all-inclusive!!  If you have been diagnosed with one of the below conditions, or if you have not been diagnosed but think you may have one of these conditions, or if you have some other condition that is not listed, Please call our office to set up your FREE CONSULTATION so that we can determine if you would be a good candidate for one of our many treatment options.

  • 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

  • Tendonitis/Tendinopathy

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • TMJ

  • Pelvic Health

  • Incontinence

  • Pediatric Development

  • Chronic Pain

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Sport Injuries

  • Dizziness, Vertigo, Balance

  • Weakness

Techniques

  • Joint mobilization and manipulations

  • Soft Tissue Massage

  • Trigger Point and Myofascial Release

  • Therapeutic Exercise

  • Dry Needling

  • Associative Awareness Technique

  • Women’s Health

  • Spinal Decompression

  • Spinal Traction

  • Kinesio Taping

  • Nutrition/Supplements

  • Electrical Stimulation

  • UltraSound

  • Orthotics

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