You already know that you can see a physical therapist after surgery: knee or hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, or rotator cuff repairs. However, as physical therapists, we have so much more to offer! We can help you with all of your exercise needs.
When should I see a Physical Therapist?
As a doctoring profession, physical therapists are qualified to serve as your primary care person for any musculoskeletal concerns. We can check your vital signs, screen for serious problems, and refer out if necessary. Even if you go to your physician first for a low back strain, they will ultimately send you to physical therapy anyway, so see your physical therapist early on for an injury.
What else can a Physical Therapist help with?
Beyond injury and post-surgical care, we can also work with you to prevent injuries and provide a detailed exercise program that includes cardiovascular activity and strength to help with all of your exercise needs. We’re movement and exercise experts who are well qualified to help you achieve your functional and fitness goals.
Why should I seek Physical Therapy early-on for an injury?
We’ve posted before about how seeing a physical therapist early after an injury can save time and money and improve outcomes. We’re advocating that you also use your physical therapist for your other goals: perhaps it’s a marathon you’re training for, a weightlifting routine, or you want to hike your first 14,000-foot peak this summer. Whatever the outcome, we’re here to help you get there!
Do you need a physician referral to see a physical therapist?
No! A referral is not necessary for insurance coverage in Colorado, so if you need help, call us now!