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CAN I SEE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST DIRECTLY FIRST?

CAN I SEE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST DIRECTLY FIRST?
Direct Access to Physical Therapy in Illinois. In the State of Illinois, you have direct access to physical therapy services without a referral or a prescription.  There are many reasons to see a physical therapist first for your musculoskeletal injury.  Physical therapists are highly trained in evaluating orthopedic injuries and providing direct treatment in the vast majority of cases. Unless there is a fracture that is suspected or surgery is needed, it is unlikely that you woul...
Posted on 2022-05-01

10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW PHYSICAL THERAPISTS CAN TREAT

10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW PHYSICAL THERAPISTS CAN TREAT
10 Things You Might Not Know Physical Therapists Can Treat.   When many people hear “physical therapy” they might only associate PTs as treating things such as back pain, knee sprains, post-surgical rehab, etc. In reality we can treat everything from head to toe. Read on for some of the conditions that might bother you on a daily basis that your therapist at Emery Physical Therapy can help alleviate and services we provide you might not have realized. 1.  Jaw Pain ...
Posted on 2021-03-02

SAY NO TO OPIOIDS, SAY YES TO PHYSICAL THERAPY

SAY NO TO OPIOIDS, SAY YES TO PHYSICAL THERAPY
Say No to Pain Killers, Say Yes to Physical Therapy We are all too familiar with pain; it is truly one of the unfavorable guarantees that we have in life. Whether it be emotional or physical pain, we learn at a young age that pain is a reality that we all must face. In fact, there is a direct link between our physical pain and emotional wellness. Often times, emotional stressors are manifested in our physical ailments. Just as often, we find ourselves with physical impairments that can tr...
Posted on 2021-02-25

MEDICARE EXPANDS COVERAGE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

MEDICARE EXPANDS COVERAGE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
One of several important provisions tucked into the federal budget agreement approved by Congress earlier this year can improve the health of 59 million Americans who have Medicare, the federal health insurance program for older or disabled adults.  Expands Medicare's coverage of physical therapy The new budget deal removes annual caps on how much Medicare pays for physical, occupational or speech therapy and also streamlines the medical review process. It applies to people in t...
Posted on 2018-03-21

SHOULD I SEE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST OR A CHIROPRACTOR FIRST?

SHOULD I SEE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST OR A CHIROPRACTOR FIRST?
Having body aches and pains? Not sure whether you should see a physical therapist or a chiropractor? Read below to understand the differences and similarities between a physical therapist and a chiropractor so you make an informed decision.  Physical Therapist A physical therapist is a licensed health-care professional that provides preservation, enhancement and restoration of physical function due to disease, injury or disabilities. Therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, spinal man...
Posted on 2018-02-06
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