At MovementX, we believe when you can move your best, you can live your best life. But with the wide variety of treatment options and health care providers out there to choose from, getting started with physical therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why it is our goal to provide you with the most accessible, personalized, and effective physical therapy experience on the market.

Whether your goals for physical therapy include recovery from an orthopedic injury, rehabilitation after an operation, or balance physical therapy to prevent falls, we are here to help.  Our team specializes in the treatment of a variety of conditions, injuries, and other movement health problems…

  • Orthopedic and post-surgical pain
  • Sports injuries and trauma
  • Dizziness, balance, and other vestibular conditions
  • Auto accident and work-related injury recovery
  • Pelvic health conditions and postpartum rehabilitation 
  • Transgender and gender-affirming care
  • Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s

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So how can you ensure you find the right physical therapist for your specific needs?  We put together a list of the top 5 considerations when finding a physical therapist to ensure you get the best possible care.

Choose a Specialist

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While all physical therapists are highly-trained movement health professionals, there are many instances where working with a physical therapist who specializes in the particular area of care you need is best.

When you sign up to seek physical therapy care with MovementX, we’ll do an in depth assessment of your needs to make sure that we can provide the most effective and personalized treatment with a specialized physical therapist you can trust. You may already know a MovementX physical therapist near you in one of our many locations who you’d prefer to work with.

Regardless, finding a specialist in the care you need is one of the most important factors in attaining the results you want.

Ask About Their Treatment Approach

That said, no two specialists treat the same way. Physical therapists are doctorally-trained movement health professionals who abide by evidence based practice, which means that the selected treatments you receive have been shown in scientific studies to lead to the best possible outcome. Those selected treatments can vary widely depending on the training, certification, and licensure your physical therapist has received, such as…

  1. Manual Therapy: using hands-on techniques such as dry needling, cupping, myofascial release, joint mobilization, spinal adjustment, taping, or massage techniques to improve mobility, decrease pain, or promote stability
  2. Exercise Programming: using active strengthening, flexibility, and endurance exercises to increase muscle strength, joint mobility, active stability, balance, cardiovascular health, and more
  3. Movement Analysis: evaluating your gait, posture, and other movement patterns to identify asymmetries, weakness, areas of stiffness, assess injury risk, and promote healing.

While we believe your physical therapist tends to know best, a large part of evidence based practice is also taking into account your specific preferences for treatment. Therefore, it’s important to collaborate with your PT to design a treatment plan customized to your needs, preferences, goals, and previous experiences.

Consider Virtual Options for Care

Some conditions can also be evaluated and/or treated via telehealth physical therapy (virtual physical therapy via Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meet, etc). If you are not located in one of MovementX’s in-person coverage areas, you may still be eligible to receive virtual care (click here to view a map).

Of course, one of the benefits of being seen in person is the ability to receive manual therapy, but otherwise the goal of virtual physical therapy is the same—help you move your best so you can live your life best.

Wondering if virtual care is possible for your first evaluation or follow-up appointments? Call our team now to find out. 

Inquire About Mobile Services

Since movement happens in the real world, shouldn’t physical therapy care, too? Whether it’s the ability to be seen at your home, office, gym, backyard, local park, running track, pool, or hiking trail, MovementX physical therapists can come to you. Nowadays, this can also be a safer and more convenient alternative to driving across town to a crowded clinic. For instance, for in-home safety assessments for aging patients or for busy parents with a newborn or children at home, the convenience of in-home professional physical therapy may be the best option. You can also come to one of our various partner locations in town if that is preferred.

Ensure Good Availability

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At MovementX, we believe that you shouldn’t have to wait weeks for an appointment to work with a physical therapist. With our easy signup process, flexible scheduling, and no need for a physician’s referral or prescription, we can accommodate same day appointments for urgent needs or evaluations. In less urgent cases, it’s still helpful to inquire about general availability ahead of time so you can plan appointments around your busy work schedule, family vacations, or other important obligations. There are many reasons why people love MovementX, and convenient scheduling of appointments is certainly one to consider.

With the above five considerations in mind, you can be confident that no matter where you choose to get physical therapy care, you’ll receive the most personalized, convenient, and effective treatment possible.  To get started with care from MovementX, sign up now and start moving at your best.