Sometimes life can unexpectedly knock us back a few steps, but it’s all about how we face the adversity in life, and who is there to support us. Elite Physical Therapy want’s to support all of our patients when they have been knocked about by life, so we can get them feeling better and back on track.
Direct Access allows you to come straight to therapy without a doctor’s order for numerous ailments. We have included a list of ailments we can help you recover from. When you do not know which doctor to start with, GP versus specialist to give us a call and we can do a free consult and help guide you which speeds up the process.
How to prepare:
Be sure to write down facts about the history of your problem, such as how and when it
started, what makes it better or worse, and how it is affecting your day to day activities. Also
write down any questions you may have about your issue. Writing this information down makes
it less likely you will forget or miss something during your evaluation.
Kyle Huggins was fortunate to understand that Direct Access allows him to come straight to physical therapy. When he started hurting, he knew that he did not have to suffer or wait on a doctor’s referral. Kyle just scheduled an appointment for an evaluation where he was quickly evaluated and started to get relief right away.
Direct access is a state law that allows for most patients to receive treatment from a
physical therapist without a doctor’s referral for up to 6 visits or 3 weeks. To be considered for
direct access treatment, you must not have been seen by a physician for your issue in the last 6 months.
Once you have become familiar with your exercises and treatments that are involved in your physical therapy sessions you will be assigned a special HEP or home exercise program. This HEP is probably the most vital part of any physical therapy episode. Your physical therapist will develop and provide written instructions on which exercises you should be performing at home between physical therapy treatments and will be very similar to the exercises performed in the clinic.
Shoulder impingement can often be resolved through physical therapy without the need for surgical intervention. Upon your initial evaluation at Elite Physical therapy your physical therapist will instruct you through a series of special tests to determine if you are experiencing shoulder impingement syndrome. These tests involve placing your arm in a specific position and activating certain muscles of the rotator cuff.
Dana Williams had to put his golf game on hold until he could get relief from the pain in his right shoulder. After x-rays and a steroid shot for temporary relief, Dana came to the Cool Springs location to get help through physical therapy. In about 6 PT visits, he was seeing a big difference in his shoulder range of motion,
Shoulder impingement is a very common cause of generalized shoulder pain. The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body which also makes it the most unstable one Comprised of the humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collar bone) it connects the upper arm to rest of the body.
So the benefit of inflammation is what I find the most fascinating. Why? We have discovered that we can use the body’s natural inflammatory response to facilitate healing. This has been one of the biggest changes in physical therapy’s understanding of benefit of acute inflammation and has led to many interventions that we can now utilize.