Yes we do. If you are unsatisfied with your program, template or service for any reason, we will do what we can to fix the problem. We may offer replacement, exchange or a full refund depending on the issue. You can find the return and refund policy by clicking here.

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Orthopedic Physical Therapy – Probably the most common physical therapy specialist is the orthopedic specialist. These specialists care for post-surgical patients, arthritis, tendinitis/tendinosus, fracture rehabilitation, muscle sprains and strains, neck and back pain, hip and knee problems, shoulder, elbow, and wrist conditions.  Orthopedic Physical Therapy is performed on children as well as adults of all ages.

Sports Rehabilitation – Experts in assisting with recovery after sports injury and/or surgery. Many sports specialists help with retraining the athlete utilizing running, throwing, jumping, and sport-specific programs to name a few. Sports Rehabilitation is performed on children as well as adults of all ages.

Manual Therapy – Manual therapy is a broad term that describes a variety of hands-on treatment techniques that are applied to movement dysfunctions. Dry Needling, cupping, scraping, Grade five mobilizations (manipulations), Mulligan mobilizations with movement, Maitland and Kaltenborn techniques, functional technique, neural mobilization, joint mobilization, strain/counter strain, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, etc. These are some of the more popular manual therapy techniques. Most physical therapists incorporate manual therapy techniques as a part of a complete treatment plan.

Fitness and Wellness – Physical therapists are well trained to help with your fitness needs and wellness programs. If you need an exercise program, have trouble with your weight, are concerned about osteoporosis, have an issue with diabetes, or you would like to learn how to prevent falls, physical therapists can help. The previous examples are just a few of the many programs physical therapists offer.

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Who is better to see, a PT that works for a physician or a PT that owns a private practice? We leave it up to you to draw your own conclusions but here are some facts. The studies indicate there were more treatments (visits per patient were 39% to 45% higher in physician owned clinics) and the cost was greater for those patients that attended a physician owned physical therapy practice (both gross and net revenue per patient were 30% to 40% higher)1.

Another study indicated that licensed and non-licensed therapy providers spent less time with each patient in physician owned clinics and physical therapy assistants were substituted for physical therapists.2

Another older study concluded that “Therapists who had treated patients through direct access were significantly more likely to believe that direct access had benefited them professionally and benefited their patients than were therapists who had not practiced through direct access.”3

We believe that we can provide you with the highest quality of care available and do it in a cost-effective manner.4 You will work closely with your physical therapist and in most instances, your case will be managed by the same physical therapist from the beginning to the end of your experience with us.

  1. Mitchell, J., Scott, E., Physician Ownership of Physical Therapy Services: Effects on Charges, Utilization, Profits, and Service Characteristics, Journal of the American Medical Association, 1992.
  2. “Joint Ventures Among Health Care Providers in Florida,” State of Florida Health Care Cost Containment Board, 1991.
  3. Domholdt E, Durchholz AG. Direct access use by experienced therapists in states with direct access. Phys Ther. 1992 Aug;72(8):569-74.
  4. Federal Office of the Inspector General May 1, 2006 – This report calls into question billing processes done by non-physical therapist owned practices.

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During your first visit you can expect the following:

  • Arrive at your appointment with your paperwork completed (you can download it from our website – see the paperwork or forms link).
  • You will provide us with your prescription for physical therapy.
  • We will copy your insurance card.
  • You will be seen for the initial evaluation by the therapist.
  • The therapist will discuss the following:

    1. Your medical history.
    2. Your current problems/complaints.
    3. Pain intensity, what aggravates and eases the problem.
    4. How this is impacting your daily activities or your functional limitations.
    5. Your goals with physical therapy.
    6. Medications, tests, and procedures related to your health.
  • The therapist will then perform the objective evaluation which may include some of the following:

    1. Palpation – touching around the area of the pain/problem. This is done to check for the presence of tenderness, swelling, soft tissue integrity, tissue temperature, inflammation, etc.
    2. Range of Motion (ROM) – the therapist will move the joint(s) to check for the quality of movement and any restrictions.
    3. Muscle Testing – the therapist may check for strength and the quality of the muscle contraction. Pain and weakness may be noted. Often the muscle strength is graded. This is also part of a neurological screening.
    4. Neurological Screening – the therapist may check to see how the nerves are communicating with the muscles, sensing touch, pain, vibration, or temperature. Reflexes may be assessed as well.
    5. Special Tests – the therapist may perform special tests to confirm/rule out the presence of additional problems.
    6. Posture Assessment – the positions of joints relative to ideal and each other may be assessed.
    7. Movement Assessment– your therapist will take you through a series of movements specific to you, your sport or your injury.

The therapist will then formulate a list of problems you are having, and how to treat those problems. A plan is subsequently developed with the patient’s input and goals in mind. This includes how many times you should see the therapist per week, how many weeks  he or she anticipates you will need therapy, home exercise programs, patient education, short-term/long-term goals, and what is expected after discharge from therapy.

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Here at The Physio Fix we give patients 30-60 minutes of 1-on-1 time with a licensed Physical Therapist, no PTA, no PT tech, no student. We find that patients require fewer sessions over the course of their therapy treatment if they get that individual time with a licensed therapist. During this 1-on-1 time, your therapist will perform manual therapy to fit your needs and your injury as well as assess and correct any movement dysfunctions they see in order to reduce your risk of further injury.  As always, treatment is varied based on individual patient needs and your plan will be tailored to you, your injury, your time constraints and your goals. The Physio Fix approaches patient care as a “whole” person rather than treating “a body part.” Upon discharge from physical therapy, patients are provided with a home exercise program for maintenance of their current status as well as preventing future injuries.

But the care doesn’t stop there. Upon discharge from Physical Therapy, you will be given discounted rates on sports performance training or personal training to take your body and performance to the next level while still being in the care of a licensed Physical Therapist.

At The Physio Fix, we don’t just fix problems, we improve lives.

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Patients can benefit from physical therapy for a variety of different reasons ranging from sports injuries to lower back pain, arthritis, vertigo and post stroke. Physical therapists treat patients who are recovering from ankle sprains, muscle tears, dysfunctional movement patterns, bone fractures, joint replacements, amputations and even burns. PT’s can specialize by performing a residency or fellowship in pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports, neuro & women’s health.

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According to an IHS report, the number of patients using telehealth, or telemedicine, is expected to rise to seven million in 2018, up from less than 350,000 in 2013. With this explosive growth, practices providing physical healthcare, including chiropractic care and physical therapy can no longer afford to ignore the opportunity telemedicine provides.

With telemedicine software, you meet with patients in real-time and render services over high-resolution video or audio. The patient doesn’t have to make the trip into your office, saving time and effort, and you’re able to monitor the patient’s vitals, share images, scans, studies and more. This gives both providers and patients an unprecedented level of flexibility for both treatment and patient communication.

In physical therapy, our patients/clients are asking for more time-efficient and less costly care models. Their busy lifestyles also can make it difficult for them to attend traditional appointments.

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The good news is that legislators and private payers are becoming more progressive in terms of their approach to telemedicine. Currently 26 states have so called “parity” laws that require the reimbursement of many video visits on par with in-person visits, and more have legislation in progress. The bad news is that there is still a large degree of inconsistency, so you need to get to know any rules regarding which patients can be cared for this way, whether there are any limits on the types of services that can be provided and how payer reimbursement is approached in your state.

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YES!

All 50 states now have some form of “Direct Access” that allows you to go straight to a PT first, without a physician’s referral. Call or email the PT you are interested in seeing, and they will be able to explain these details. Below is a link to each state’s Direct Access regulations.

To learn more read the legislation!

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Physical Therapists (PT) or Doctor’s of Physical Therapy (DPT) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning – thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health.

Their services are provided for individuals of all ages to prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of body functions and structures, activity/sport limitations, and sport participation restrictions – along with many other factors related to human performance.  In many cases, these improvements can be made without expensive surgery or the need for long-term use of prescription medications.

PTs examine each individual thoroughly and develop a plan, using treatment techniques that promote movement, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. The PT works with the athlete, family members, and other health care providers to ensure the goals of the plan of care are met and the outcomes are optimal.

Exercise and functional training are the cornerstones of physical therapy treatment. Depending on the particular needs of the athlete and client, physical therapists may perform hands-on techniques to augment proper movement and function.

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