Integrated Pain Specialists at Michiana Spine

Integrated Pain Specialists at Michiana Spine

How To Choose The Right Physical Therapist For You

Medical Care
There are a variety of chronic pain treatment centers, but not all of them offer a high level of actual medical care. While acupuncture, massage, and stretching can all be a part of your recovery, you should seek out a physical therapist clinic that has at least one medical doctor on staff. Because physical rehab can be a long process, you deserve health care professionals who can provide the high level of care you need.

Patients Per Hour
This is a very important but little known aspect of choosing a physical therapy center and therapist. If your therapist has too many patients or sees too many in a day, you'll automatically be treated as less of a priority. You deserve your therapist's utmost respect and attention, which is why you should also prioritize...

Listening Ability
Granted, this aspect may be difficult to gauge before you've actually been treated, but you can usually gather a good idea of what a therapist is like with just a few minutes of conversation. Ideally, you want to choose a physical therapist that doesn't jump to conclusions or think they know your body better than you know yourself. You should be able to explain all of your symptoms without interruptions. If you aren't able to do this, you may be receiving subpar treatment.

Another crucial factor to keep in mind when choosing a physical therapist is comfort. Remember, part of the job of a physical therapist involves direct contact, so it's important for you to feel comfortable with them. Touch is a part of physical therapy. Your therapist will help to align or maneuver a part of your body to show the proper technique.

Ultimately, keeping these soft skills in mind will help you choose the right physical rehabilitation center and specialist for you. Keep an eye out for the next post, where we'll discuss some of the more technical skills to look for in a physical therapist.

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