• Scott Toronto, DPT, Cert MDT

Physical Therapy: Your First Line in Defense


Are you currently having pain in the shoulder from an injury during the good old high school football days? How about the lingering knee pain when running sprints to chase after your kids? What about the nagging back pain that's been limited you when picking up those dirty laundry baskets?

As physical therapists, we are here for you FIRST! Just like an optometrist is an eye specialist, a dentist is a mouth and teeth specialist, and cardiologist is a heart specialist, physical therapists are musculoskeletal specialists. We treat anything that deals with the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones in your body. We can help maximize your movement, create a personalized treatment program, collaborate with other healthcare professionals, avoid opioids, and avoid surgery when possible. We will do all of this so that you can get back to life!

Here is a list of other areas in our body that we are also capable of treating:

  • Women's/pelvic health

  • Lymphedema

  • Concussions

  • Auto, sports and work-related injuries

  • Balance and vertigo

  • All orthopedic and spine conditions.

As hospitals and other medical clinics are getting over-crowded with the COVID-19 cases and other sicknesses, come to see us first at Wasatch Physical Therapy for all of your other aches and pains.

Well...what about my insurance or needing a doctor's note? Don't worry, as a Direct Access state, you are covered. Direct access is mandated by state law to access physical therapists' services for evaluation and treatment without a physician referral. In other words, you don’t need a doctor’s note. Are physical therapists qualified to deliver services independent of referral? Absolutely we are! Physical therapists are educated (Master’s/Doctorate level degrees) and receive extensive education/clinical training in the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention of patient/clients with functional limitations, impairments and disabilities (i.e remember your old football injury?!).

Remember, YOU are the most important member of your health care team, and you have the freedom/right to choose the most appropriate health care professional to meet your goals. Even your physical therapist. That means that you are not obligated to receive physical therapy in any specific facility. So choose us!

Say you come in via Direct Access, and have an area in your body that needs an X-ray or MRI. Don't worry, PT's in Utah are now able to order imaging for you. We will guide you and decide what type of imaging that you may need.

Do you want to stay home and away from the clinic and COVID-19, but still see a physical therapist? We have a video chat option that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Follow us on Facebook for our previous post on Tele-health (video chatting) for more information.

We look forward to helping you get Back to Life!

References:

https://www.choosept.com/aboutptsptas/default.aspx

https://www.choosept.com/benefits/default.aspx

https://le.utah.gov/~2018/bills/static/HB0382.html

https://www.facebook.com/wasatchtherapy/


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