When you are looking for a local physical therapist in Allentown there really are many things to consider. This is of course your body we are talking about and you want to be in the best hands possible. It is impossible to consider all factors, but if you check on a few things before you start you can set yourself up for the best possibility of success.
The body often times needs a little help to show it how to move properly. What better way to do this than with a movement expert using their hands to help you move your body the way it is meant to? Always find out to see how much experience as a manual therapist your physical therapist has. The power of the hands cannot be overstated and should always be part of your healing plan of care.
Areas of Specialty
This can be somewhat of a double edged sword. Since the body works in a series of systems no one body part works without the effect of another. Because of this a physical therapist must have intimate knowledge of all parts of the body. An area of specialty should be taken into consideration, but know that all parts of the body must be considered when looking at any injury.
Award Winning Physical Therapists
Of course we try to be the best we can and we appreciate the support of our patients. They have voted Robbins Rehabilitation as the Reader’s Choice Best Physical Therapist in the Lehigh Valley from 2012 until the time of this writing in 2018 and we would be honored again if it happened this year again.
Exercise Specialists (that walk the walk)
When you are looking for exercises to help you move better it is great to have somebody that can show them to you. Exercise prescription is an extremely important factor in helping get back out of pain. Having a physical therapist who can show you with perfect form, make any corrections needed and give you the right sets, reps, rest and tempo is a must and it is always nice when they lead by example for themselves as well.
Location is Part of It
Since you usually go to physical therapy more than once, location is certainly a factor. Finding somewhere that is closer to home or work always helps, but shouldn’t be the ultimate deciding factor. You probably wouldn’t go for the closest neurosurgeon just because they were down the street, you wouldn’t want to do this for your physical therapist either. Your movement matters, so search out the best that is still close. We have a few offices in Allentown, but routinely see patients from across the Lehigh Valley and eastern Pennsylvania.
Trust Your Gut
Intuition can come into play more than you might think. If you walk in a place and feel either great or terrible about it then keep that in consideration. There is no reason you should feel uncomfortable or that you are not getting everything you expected out of your care.
With ever increasing copays and deductibles this is certainly an important factor as those dollars are coming out of your hard earned money. This is where it can be beneficial to seek out the best care possible because finding a physical therapist that can get you back on your feet in fewer visits is always the goal. Another part of this equation is how much you will be responsible for when going to a private clinic versus hospital based system. It is not uncommon for out of pocket costs to be 3x the amount for physical therapy with a hospital system.
This certainly can be a lot to consider. If you happen to be in the Allentown area, then please stop in and we’d love to show you how we are doing our best to keep all of these things in consideration and help you get back to doing everything you love.
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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