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Choosing The Right Physical Therapist

With the continued growth of physical therapy practices, learning how to navigate the healthcare system can be a challenge. Doctors will recommend practices based on your needs, and most of the time your experience will turn out great, but that isn't always the case. It’s important for patients to know that they have a say in choosing their physical therapist and it’s important for them to do their research to find a therapist and facility that will fit their needs. 

As a patient, what should you be looking for in a physical therapist and practice?


Physical therapy will be a big part of your recovery for weeks or even months and you want to find a location that is convenient to get to, someone that provides appointments that fit your schedule, and one that accepts your insurance. 


But convenience is not everything. Seeing as you will be spending a lot of time in this office you also want to make sure you're comfortable there. Taking a tour can help you understand the culture you will be healing in. If you enjoy the atmosphere when touring the clinic then you know that it’s the right place for you. 


You also want to find a therapist who has experience working with your injury, or even someone who specializes in it. For instance, if you’re an athlete who tore their ACL, look for a therapist who has worked with other athletes of this nature. If you