What are the top 3 things to consider before choosing a Physical Therapist?
Similar to any other service or product, there is a spectrum of quality & skills you will find in Physical Therapists. For a long-lasting and effective treatment program we recommend you consider below when choosing a Physical Therapist.
Clinical Skills – All Physical Therapists go through the same education and licensing procedure. However, expert Physical Therapists take continuing education courses every year and get certified in various conditions and techniques. Board Certified Specialists (e.g. OCS) have greater depth of knowledge and advanced skills.
Experience – The human body is very complex and individuals respond differently to each intervention. An experienced Physical Therapist will be able to adapt quickly and customize treatment specifically for your body.
One-on-One Time – Physical Therapy treatment is performed using a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises and modalities. Doing the exercises correctly can make all the difference and speed up your recovery. You should receive undivided attention & commitment of a Physical Therapist during each treatment session to get the most out of your valuable time.