We are often asked.. “What makes you different from any other physical therapy clinic?”
Keep reading to find out!
When you start asking questions about your health like, “why does my back hurt” or “when can start exercising again after injury” you should be getting individualized responses. No body or problem is the same so these specific questions should require a specific response.
The problem with today’s healthcare system is just that… they are not individualized treatment.
We are put on the “Medical Treadmill” pushing us from one doctor to the next all to hear the same prognosis over and over.
Let’s take lower back pain for example…
The step that is typically taken after you first injure your back is going to see your primary care physician. From there, you get some medications – usually pain medications and muscle relaxers depending on the problem. That means you have to then go to the pharmacy to then fill your medications. They typically tell you to try that anywhere from 2-4 weeks. When that doesn’t work you go to the specialist, which sends you off for an X-ray or MRI. Next, they send you to a pain specialist and you are given injections that may help you temporarily, but do not fix the problem.
So now, you are about 8 weeks from your original injury and are STILL in pain. Then, they send you to a physical therapist or a chiropractor depending on the issue. There you’ll see your physical therapist for 10-15 minutes and be given a battery of exercises.
Oh wait! Don’t forget another co-pay.
You go through that for another 4-6 weeks and continue to have pain.
Does any of this sound familiar?
If only there was a place you could go to right off the bat so 10-14 weeks after your injury, you are back to living your life PAIN-FREE.
The problem is that no matter what the injury is or what your pain/problem is you go through the same steps as everyone else. This takes a lot of time and not to mention the amount of co-pays along the way. Each treatment should be tailored to your individual problems to RESOLVE the issue for good and get you moving properly again.
I remember back when I was in college, I went to the doctor to tell him my ankle hurt when I was running. He sent me for an X-ray and when it came back negative, he told me there was nothing wrong with my ankle. I was then stuck with ankle pain running and had no where else to turn to since my X-ray was “negative.” Luckily for me, I was going through physical therapy school and I was able to figure out what was wrong myself… and in no time I was back running without pain.
We see people that come in time and time again that simply say, “I have tried physical therapy before and it did not help.”
However, all that they received was a plan based on what body part was affecting them. “Oh your back hurts, do these exercises, stretch, strengthen your core and you will feel better.”
Here’s a question!
What if that doesn’t work?
Most clinicians do not know what to do when that doesn’t work. The problem isn’t that they do not know, the problem is they do not have the time needed to spend with you it takes to get you back to living life pain-free.
So to refer to the question at the top of the page… “What makes us different?”
I have good news for you, we set up our clinics for these exact situations. We will always have individualized time for you to speak, one-on-one, with a therapist so that you can discuss and solve your specific pain to get you back to doing the things you love, in MUCH less time. We specialize in a manual “hands-on” therapy approach to get you moving the correct way, so you can return to living your active lifestyle without the need for medication and multiple doctor visits.
We have also set up our clinics to be able to treat anything from head to toe. This means that if you have a new problem that comes up during your treatment, we can work on that as well without another trip to the doctor for a script for physical therapy.
To sum it up, we provide individualized quality treatment in a time efficient manner, that is specifically designed so that you can get back to living your best healthy life without pain!
If you have any further questions about us or want to discuss your specific problems, give us a call today and speak with one of our expert physical therapists.
-Taylor Miksell PT DPT