MYTH #1 ABOUT PHYSICAL THERAPY: "You need a doctor's script to get started..."
There are a number of myths surrounding what is physical therapy and who can benefit from it. Here is a short list of these myths:
I need a referral to see a Physical Therapist
Physical Therapy is only for people who don’t exercise
Physical Therapy is only for people after surgery
Physical Therapy has to be painful
Physical therapy is only for senior citizens
So, let’s get started by busting one of those myths right now!
MYTH #1: “I NEED A REFERRAL/SCRIPT FROM MY DOCTOR TO SEE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST.”
Believe it not, you DO NOT need a doctor’s referral/script to start Physical Therapy.
Why is this great for you? Three big reasons:
1) It saves you time by getting on the path to recovery quicker.
2) It saves you money by reducing excess medical visits needed on your path to recovery.
3) Better outcomes and greater satisfaction.
At the end of the day, we’re by no means recommending you avoid your primary care physician altogether. But, in cases when you know physical therapy is what you need, isn’t it better to get straight to the source right away?
Ready to get started? Tell us your story here.
Stay tuned for busting Myth #2 of Physical Therapy next week!
At Health Source, we help people avoid unnecessary surgeries (shoulder, hip, knee, low back, etc.). We also help rehab individuals who have had surgeries so that they can maximize their recovery and enjoy life again.
Our specialized clinicians look at your body through the lenses of Mechanics (how are things moving), Neuromuscular Engagement (how efficiently your muscles are working), and Motor Control (coordinating your body so that you can get back to doing what you want to do). This involves comprehensive evaluations, hands-on care, education, movement re-training, and individually tailored exercises to help you fully recover.