If you’ve been in an accident that’s left you with pain, loss of strength, range of motion, or balance- physical therapy can help you. Physical therapy speeds up the recovery process by strengthening the muscles around the injured area and often includes techniques such as electrical stimulation and massage. Finding the right physical therapist can make a world of difference in your recovery process. Here are a few ways you can find the best physical therapist for your needs:
Consult With Your Doctor
Your physician will be able to assess your injuries and recommend a specialist that is best suited for treating your specific condition. Likewise, if it is an in-network physical therapist, meaning they participate with your medical plan, it will lessen your financial burden.
Doing a quick google search of “Physical Therapist St. Petersburg” will provide you with a list of nearby therapy clinics, their hours, the services they offer, paperwork requirements, etc. You can also use online tools such as Find A PT to locate board-certified specialists near you. All Physical Therapists listed on “Find A PT” are APTA certified.
Hit The Phone Book
Yellow Pages list many physical therapy clinics under the heading “Physical Therapists.” You can find their hours, phone number, location, and occasionally what insurance carriers they accept this way.
Ring The Local Hospital
If visiting your Physician is out of the question, simply phoning the local hospital can get
you in touch with their onsite physical therapy clinic. Just call the number listed under the hospital and once connected, ask to be transferred to the physical therapy or rehabilitation department.
Ask Friends & Family
Physical therapy is more common than you might think. Odds are your friends or family have had an experience with a therapist and can give you a rundown on what they liked or didn’t like. First-hand reviews provide more in-depth and honest information about a physical therapist and their practices than you would find on their professional web
page or account. These recommendations can be very valuable in finding the right therapist for you.
Don’t Be Shy
Do not be afraid to ask questions when on the search for a physical therapist. It is important that you feel 100% safe and comfortable with the therapist providing your care so you can return to optimal health and wellness as quickly as possible. Inquire with therapists about their methods and standards of practice and make sure it aligns with what you are seeking.
The Total Vitality Medical Group physical therapy team includes professionals who are knowledgeable, caring, and dedicated to providing patients with the high-quality care they deserve. Each PT has a goal of helping the patient return to the regular activities they love, so the patient can enjoy their quality of life again. Contact a Physical Therapist in St. Petersburg today by calling us at (727)-726-1460 or visiting our website here.