Physical Therapy combines the science of healing with the art of caring. It is a hands-on approach to healthcare. Physical Therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it. While every patient’s pain is unique, the physical therapist may use various techniques to decrease your pain. As your pain decreases, the therapist will progress to stretching and strengthening exercises specific to your needs. The overall goal is to restore your mobility and function with improved joint protection to prevent the injury from reoccurring.
Working with you and your doctor, we can discuss your options and help determine if physical therapy would be right for you. Talk to your doctor or contact Sawtooth PT to set up a free consultation.
As you restore mobility your pain levels often fluctuate. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. Good communication with your therapist will help minimize any discomfort. Pain is not what we consider “a normal part” of therapy. We expect each session to reduce you pain level and improve your overall function.
We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Debit Cards). We are happy to discuss payment plan options, as well.
Dress comfortably. We will supply shorts or gowns during your session if needed.
The physical therapist will:
Typically, the first session lasts for 1 hour. Each session after that may be 30 minutes to one hour & 15 minutes. The time will be based on your specific needs.
Each patient’s diagnosis is different, so together with your referring physician, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit.
Physical therapists have graduated from an accredited post baccalaureate program and passed their state board examination. Depending on the university, the physical therapy program is either a masters or doctorate level degree.