Why Should I see a Physical Therapist?
- You have medical problems, pain or other health-related conditions that limit your ability to move and perform functional or sport activities in your daily lives.
- You are recovering from surgery or medical procedures that has affected your movements, daily activities and quality of life.
- You are interested in injury risk analysis and in preventing conditions associated with loss of mobility through fitness and wellness programs that achieve healthy and active lifestyles.
What makes Back 2 Normal Physical Therapy unique?
We aim to provide a personalized, caring, holistic environment, and we excel at one-on-one care through skilled hands-on advanced therapies. Our treatments and services honor a philosophy of treating the whole person. We promote healing, expedite recovery, accelerate pain relief, maximize function, and get quick results. Our primary goal is to detect the true cause of injuries and pain, promote total body balance and overall wellness. We take into account the subtle balance that exists within the body and develop a treatment plan, which collaborates with fitness specialists and health/medical providers to help get you “Back 2 Normal”.
What is manual therapy and how is it different from other therapies?
Manual Therapy is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist. It is different from other therapies in that is it used to help diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion, reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation, inducing relaxation, improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability, facilitating movement and optimizing function.
Examples may include: muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, craniosacral techniques, mobilization of joints, joint manipulation, mobilization of neural tissue, visceral mobilization, and strain and counterstrain.
Do I need a prescription from my doctor?
In the state of Florida, a physical therapist may perform a physical therapy assessment and provide treatment for any disability, injury, disease or other health condition without a referral from a physician for up to 30 days. However, if physical therapy treatments are required beyond 30 days, or a patient is under the care of a physician for a condition they are seeking physical therapy services for, then a referral will be required.
A Florida licensed physical therapist can only accept a prescription a practitioner of record including, a medical doctor, osteopathic physician, chiropractor, dentist or podiatrist. The requirement that a physical therapist have a practitioner of record review and sign a plan of treatment does not apply when a patient has been physically examined by a physician licensed in another state, the patient has been diagnosed by the physician as having a condition for which the physical therapy is required, and the physical therapist is treating the condition.
If you do not have a physician to refer you to physical therapy, we are happy to assist you in sourcing one to meet your needs. Some insurance companies will not reimburse physical therapy services without a referral.
Will I work with the same therapist during each of my physical therapy sessions?
At Back 2 Normal Physical Therapy we are committed to providing our clients with extensive, personalized are by the same physical therapist who caters to their particular needs, from one appointment to the next. Each client receives uninterrupted treatment at each visit. All treatments are performed by PTs; we do not employ assistants, aides or technicians.
How can I benefit from injury risk analysis?
Whether you are a professional athlete or weekend warrior, don’t let injuries keep you sidelined. Identify movement patterns that may be putting you at risk for injury will help keep you in the game and performing your best. Once the injury risk analysis is completed you will learn corrective exercise strategies routinely being utilized by many professional sports such as Tennis, Golf, National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB) and Major League Soccer (MLS).
What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
Bring a comfortable change of clothes. Shorts, tank top or sports bra are preferred.
Please come prepared with all necessary paperwork completed. You will receive an invitation to your OnPatient portal where you can complete the required forms prior to your visit. If you have any reports from your physician, or test results, please bring a copy for the therapist to review.