Your primary care provider may suggest physical therapy if you've had an injury or illness that makes it hard to perform daily tasks. Physical therapy helps people of all ages improve their ability to move and function. Physical therapy can help:
- Reduce or eliminate pain
- Improve mobility
- Assist in the recovery or prevent a sports injury or surgery
- Improve balance and prevent falls
- Assist with child development and mobility
- Manage women's health conditions
- Manage age-related issues
Some of the specialty treatment options offered by the Crossing Rivers Health Physical Therapy team include:
- Birth to 3
- Dry needling
- LSVT® programs for Parkinson's therapy
- Pelvic floor therapy
- Vestibular therapy
The primary goal of physical therapy is exercise and movement. These unique therapies may be used in conjunction with other treatments to create a comprehensive plan customized for you. To determine if therapy would be an option, talk with your primary care provider or contact Crossing Rivers Health Rehabilitation and Therapy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I need a doctor’s order to see be seen by physical therapy?
A. Yes, a physician's order is necessary to see a physical therapist.
Q. What is the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?
A. Occupational therapy works to increase your independence in day-to-day living activities (dressing, grooming, home safety and home management like cleaning and cooking, memory and problem solving skills related to daily routines). Physical therapy helps your strength, balance, endurance and flexibility in order to safely move about during your daily activities.
Q: Does my insurance cover physical therapy services?
A: Medicare, Medicaid and most insurances will cover physical therapy services when you have a change in function. If you are having difficulty with your daily functional activities due to a recent illness, injury, or diagnosis and receive a physical therapy referral from your doctor, you can always call your insurance and ensure physical therapy services will be covered.
Hear from our patients
Karla Troester is an active woman. She has a large family and enjoys entertaining and cooking for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Over time, these activities became more and more difficult to enjoy due to the extreme knee pain she was experiencing. Karla turned to the team of orthopedic experts at Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care.