How can Physical Therapy help me?
Physical Therapy helps people suffering from Pains and/or Disabilities to regain control of their health and return to doing the things they love to do. At HealthSource this involves talking with you to understand your situation, detailed hands-on evaluation, various forms of treatments, and education to empower you to stay healthy.
Call 517-647-1000 and find out more about how your specific needs can be met.
Is PT only for people who have had surgery?
There's a rumor that you only need physical therapy if you've had surgery or are suffering from painful injuries. Yes, we get great results after Joint Replacement Surgeries. Yes, physical therapy can help you get back to playing sports and return to doing the things you love to do.
BUT, physical therapy is much more than that. Across the world people use physical therapists to live a healthier and fuller life. From promoting longevity to preparing for marathons to helping factory workers do their job without re-injuring themselves.
Do I need to get a prescription from my doctor?
You DO NOT need a prescription from your doctor for a physical therapy evaluation in the State of Michigan.
It’s True! And, it’s called Direct Access (DA). DA is a law effective beginning January 1, 2015 that allowed anyone within the state of Michigan to see your physical therapist for up to 21 days or 10 treatment visits without needing a prescription from a physician. In some cases your insurance provider may still require you to get a referral, and in these cases Health Source will facilitate this process for you.