Reasons To Choose a Private Practice Physical Therapist
Your doctor may recommend physical therapy to help you regain your strength and mobility following an injury, surgery, or debilitating medical condition. Most doctors will provide patients with a list of physical therapy service providers from which to choose. Selecting a therapist from a private practice offers the following benefits.
When you choose a private practice for your physical therapy, you receive your therapist’s undivided attention and do not share it with multiple patients receiving treatment at the same time. In addition, private practice therapists do not answer to a corporate entity that requires them to see a predetermined number of patients during the day. As a result, they are less concerned about the number of patients they treat than the quality of care they offer.
Better Coordination of Services
A private practice maintains scheduling, billing, therapy, and administrative services all under the same roof. As a result, patients know that they can turn to the same dedicated staff members for immediate answers to their questions and concerns.
A busy work schedule could make finding time for multiple weekly physical therapy visits challenging. Choosing a private practice for your care will provide you with greater scheduling flexibility. In addition, physical therapy practices that are therapist-owned are more likely to accommodate your scheduling needs and may have evening and weekend availability.
Greater Range of Services
Therapist-owned physical therapy practices have the freedom to offer various services that you may not find if you choose a hospital setting. They may offer:
- Acupuncture. The therapist inserts thin needles through the skin and gently manipulates them to stimulate the release and flow of body chemicals that activate the body’s natural healing process.
- Dry Needling. The therapist inserts thin needles through the skin to reach muscular trigger points for relieving pain and improving the range of motion.
- Personal Training. Physical therapists have far more knowledge about body mechanics and systems than most personal trainers may acquire. As a result, they can develop the most highly customized exercise routine for your needs.
Therapists in private practice can take the time to get to know their patients better. Stronger interpersonal relationships with patients make the therapy process more enjoyable and give the therapists a better understanding of their patients’ lifestyles, emotional makeup, and anything that might influence their progress.
BY: Mid Atlantic Spinal Rehab
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