Frequently Asked Questions

What is Physical Therapy?

It is a form of rehabilitation that involves the assessment and treatment of various physical ailments. Initially, the physical therapist will perform an evaluation and then develop a plan of care that will meet each individual patient’s needs. Physical therapists can be involved in many different areas of care such as orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, pediatric and vestibular, to name a few.

What is the difference between Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy or Chiropractic Care?

A physical therapist can use various forms of massage as part of their treatment plan. A physical therapist can administer massage therapy, but a massage therapist cannot administer physical therapy.

Chiropractic Care differs quite a bit from physical therapy as chiropractors rely heavily on “manipulations” or “adjustments”. Physical therapists, on the other hand, will rehab an injured area and then instruct the patient in a home program of exercises.

Will physical therapy help me heal faster following orthopedic surgery?

Yes. Physical therapy increases the functioning of the involved muscles, bones and other soft tissues much more quickly and effectively than just “staying at home” after surgery. Physical therapists are trained to follow the attending orthopedist’s protocol.

Can physical therapy help ease pain?

Yes. Physical therapists are trained not only to use various modalities such as heat, cold, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc. to reduce pain and swelling, but also therapeutic exercises. They also educate the patient on body mechanics and correct posture to help the patient control their pain.

Do I need a Dr.’s prescription?

Yes

What can I expect now that a doctor has referred me to physical therapy?

  1. You will be evaluated by a physical therapist and a plan of care will be established for you.
  2. You will undergo treatment. Compliance with the plan established for you by the therapist will help you return to your usual daily activities quicker.
  3. You are discharged from physical therapy with an assessment and instructions to continue on your own.
  4. A recovery program of home exercises which are to be continued will be given. This will help you return to your “normal” activities of daily living.

What is the frequency and duration of physical therapy treatments?

This is determined by the injury or condition involved, your personal recovery rate and diligence in doing your home program. Generally treatments are done 2 to 3 times a week. Treatment times vary. Evaluations generally take from 1 to 2 hours depending on the patient’s ability to do the necessary intake paper work and the severity of the injury or condition. Treatment times vary from 45 to 75 minutes.

How do I make an appointment?

After you have obtained your prescription from you doctor, you can call 361-578-3513 or come by our office. Your doctor can also call or fax your prescription directly to us.

How much will it cost?

Most insurance plans have a physical therapy benefit. Our staff will contact your insurance company at your first visit to verify coverage. You can also call your insurance company; the phone number to contact is shown on your insurance card or you can have the person in charge of human resources at your company check for you.

How do I know that physical therapy can help me?

Physical therapy can help anyone who is suffering from musculoskeletal injuries, recovering from surgeries or other difficulties such as balance/walking problems. Even people recovering from non-orthopedic surgeries (internal problems, cancer) can benefit from physical therapy by regaining strength and endurance. The realm of physical therapy is huge and encompasses the whole body and its functioning.



Office Hours


Monday - Thursday
8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday
7:30 am to 3:00 pm


Contact Information


Phone: 361-578-3513
Fax: 361-578-4623

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