Physical therapists in Allentown certainly are movement experts, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a little intrigue about them. Check out the list of things here and see if you knew about any or all of them.
Don’t Need a Script
That’s right! You no longer need a prescription for physical therapy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which is called direct access. This is a big deal with ever raising copays and deductibles and allows you to seek out movement experts right away without having to hand over more to the medical system. When you have aches and pains that are orthopedic and movement based then your local physical therapist is always the right first choice.
Physical Therapists Refer Out Too
Just because you can come to us first doesn’t mean we won’t refer you out to other specialists. This is the because we have become a doctoral profession (see below) and if we see a diagnosis that is out of our scope, then we will certainly do our best to get you to the right healthcare professional. We routinely work with physicians, acupuncturists, chiropractors, personal trainers, counselors, psychologists, dentists and many other practitioners here in Allentown.
You Can Choose Where to Go
As with any of your other providers, you always have the right to choose where you go for physical therapy. A doctor can only give you places to choose from, but if you have somebody that you think is the best, then go there. The choice is your and since it is your body, make the most of your right to decide so that you can get out of pain and back to what you want as soon as possible.
Physical Therapists Are Now Doctors
Yes, going forward all physical therapists graduating do so with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. This is certainly a big advancement for us and we are certainly proud of it. Our expertise in movement continues to grow so that we can best help you recover from any injuries that you may have suffered. We do not take this lightly and realize how much responsibility this carries and so will always make the best decisions we can to help you, the patient.
If you are in the Allentown area and are ready to get started right away then do not hesitate to give a call at 610-841-3555 and get started on the path to healing right away.
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