Hi, as you all know I have had spine/back/neck issues for many years, due to sever back injury sustained in 1994 in a car accident. I had had most treatments that was not or just minimally invasive. I also have had physical therapy in several facilities, whenever it fared and the insurance willing to pay for it. (Otherwise I have regular massage therapy at Massage Masters by a licensed physical therapist to help me just function). Some of you know that since this June, I have been in severe pain. After I saw my physician last month, we decided that since I am a coward and will not do anything invasive, we will have another round of physical therapy again. An acquaintance in my health club recommended an excellent physical therapy facility in my area, and it offered pool therapy as well. I decide to try it, well I have been going there for about 3-4 weeks 3x a week. I would highly recommend it to you if you need it, because the therapy and a noninvasive procedure has been instrumental of my pain feeling less pain.
Here are the reasons I would recommend it to you:
- There are two or three Doctors of physical therapy at the location each day. When you come in with your prescription from your own referring physician, one of the Doctors will evaluate you, and create a program for your individual needs. The hearsay is being administered by trained assistants, and over seen by the Doctors. Each session will include, besides the normal therapy, a hands on session with one of the doctors, who at that point will decide to add or alter your program for the next time as you progress in your recovery.
- The sessions are not limited to 30 or 45 minutes (as I am used to), my sessions have been 1-1/2 to 2 hours each day. Including, pool therapy, stretching, strengthening, electric stimulus, ultrasound and hands on massage with the doctors.
- They are very flexible and willing to work with you to accommodate your time.
- The assistants and Doctors give you personal attention all the time even when you are exercising and practicing your routine.