Welcome to Physical Therapy
A physical therapist applies research and proven techniques to help people get back in motion. All physical therapists are required to receive degree from an accredited physical therapy program before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice. Blending science with inspiration, your physical therapist will teach you how to prevent or manage a health condition and help motivate you during your treatment so you can function optimally.
What to expect
The first contact you will have with a physical therapist (PT) will be during a scheduled evaluation. PTs utilize an individual's history and physical examination to arrive at a treatment diagnosis and establish an individualized treatment plan to achieve your functional goals. Your physical therapist will use a variety of treatment techniques that help you move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Some of these techniques may include passive modalities such as heat, ice, electrical stimulation, low level laser, and therapeutic ultrasound. These techniques will help you move quickly into more active and constructive methods of rehabilitation, like exercise.
What to know before your first visit:
- In most cases treatment is initiated following the evaluation.
- Wear loose-fitting, exercise clothing.
- Make sure the injured area is accessible.
- Wear comfortable and appropriate shoes.
- Allow ample time for a complete session; session time is approximately one hour.
Physical Therapy at OSTC
Orthopaedic & Sports Therapy Center(OSTC) has been a respected member of the health care community since 2002. We have a state of the art facility and equipment as well as highly trained and experienced physical therapists. OSTC is dedicated to providing our patients, referring physicians, case managers, and payors with high quality, cost-effective physical therapy services.
We are guided by our mission to provide patient-first care. We make accessibility a priority; you shouldn’t have to wait to get care you need. Our goal is to see you within 24 to 48 hours of the time you call for your appointment. Benefits like these show you really do come first with us.
Staying at the "top of the game" is of primary importance at OSTC. We support our therapists in continuing education above and beyond what is required by state licensure, including sending them to the most distinguished, evidenced based courses all over the country.
Continuing education, use of the most advanced treatment techniques, a state-of-the-art facility, demonstrate our commitment to our patients and referring professionals. Our experience, combined with a team approach to care, allows each patient to obtain a maximum level of function.
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