What is physical therapy and how can it help improve my condition?
Whether you are recovering from a surgery or suffering from a sports/work-related injury, physical therapy can assist you in returning to your normal level of functional activity. Our trained Physical Therapists use hands-on (manual therapy) in combination with specific therapeutic exercises and modalities (if needed) to allow proper healing of the injured tissues. Any musculoskeletal restrictions or dysfunctions will be corrected with either manual therapy or specifically designed therapeutic exercises. The specific therapeutic exercises allow proper regeneration of soft tissues. It is very important to consult your physical therapist early enough to avoid chronic conditions, which are mainly the result of improper healing of injured tissues.
What is your specialty area?
We specialize in evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions include the following:
- Sports injuries
- Accident and work-related injuries
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Neck and back pain
- Disc herniation and spinal disorders
- Shoulder injuries/disorders
- Pelvic and sacroiliac joint dysfunctions
- Knee injuries/disorders
- Foot & Ankle injuries/disorders
- Sprains and strains
- Tendonitis and overuse syndrome
- Muscle imbalance and weakness
- Postural Dysfunction and other postural-related disorders
You will be treated by a well-trained physical therapist that specializes in orthopaedic physical therapy.
What will my first visit consist of?
The evaluation will include a thorough interview, medical history, and evaluation of your condition using specific tests and diagnostic assessment. A treatment program will be planned and implemented using the information collected during the evaluation. Treatment may include manual therapy, modalities (including ultrasound, phonophoresis, electrical stimulation, paraffin bath, heat and ice, etc.), therapeutic and reconstruction exercises, and a home program.
What can I expect?
We Take a Holistic Approach: We evaluate your condition thoroughly, including aches, pains and, most importantly, the underlying causes and pathologies. By performing continual examinations and re-evaluations of your condition, consulting with your referring physician, and simply talking with you, we will be able to better understand your particular medical needs. Do I need a prescription for physical therapy?
You do need a prescription to be evaluated and treated to assure proper reimbursement for your treatments.
Will I see the same physical therapist each visit?
Yes. The physical therapist that performs the initial evaluation will see you every visit. Physical therapy technicians or an athletic trainer may assist the physical therapist during your treatment administering exercise programs to help you reach your treatment goals.
Are all your therapists licensed?
All physical therapists are licensed by Virginia Board of Physical Therapy.
How long will my appointment be?
Most of the appointments are about 45 min to 1 hour long. Your evaluation will be about 1 hour or slightly longer, and at that point your therapist will let you know what to expect from your treatments. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your initial evaluation.
What should I wear?
It depends on the nature of your injury, however, we suggest that you dress comfortably and you are welcome to bring a change of clothing if needed to allow access to the area that needs to be treated. Shorts are great for knee, ankle, or foot conditions. Women could wear a sports bra for neck or shoulder conditions. We also provide medical gowns to allow exposure to the neck or low back (for better inspection).
What should I bring to my first visit?
You should bring your prescription from your referring doctor, your insurance card/information, a picture ID and the results of any other tests (including X-rays, MRI, etc).
Do you have "standing appointments"?
No, you will need to schedule each follow up appointment at the front desk.
3920 Springfield Road, Glen Allen, Va 23060 ~ Phone: 804 747-7472 ~ Fax: 804 747-7441
1011 Hioaks Rd, Ste. A, Richmond, VA 23225 ~ Phone: 804 523-4634 ~ Fax: 804 523-4636