What Is Physical Therapy and What Can You Treat?

What Is Physical Therapy and What Can You Treat?

What is Physical Therapy?
Dr. Miller working with patientPhysical therapists are the experts in biomechanics, movement, and musculoskeletal injuries.  Physical therapists also specialize in anatomy, medical screening, orthopedics, physiology, manual therapy, and joint biomechanics.  A physical therapist can identify impairments and dysfunction, implement the latest evidence-based interventions, give you a prognosis, prevent recurrence of injury, and can get you back to doing the activities you love to do.  Thus, improving your quality of life!  A physical therapist can treat many injuries from: low back pain, neck pain, sport injuries, running injuries, TMJ pain, etc.   Physical therapy is easily accessible, cost effective, provides great outcomes, and is a clinically powerful alternative for many musculoskeletal conditions.  Refer to the Conditions treated to look at the many conditions we can help you with and get out of pain.

Pursuit Physical Therapy offers physical therapy services by board certified doctors of physical therapy.  Why is this important?  Because when you have an injury, you want to know that you are being taken care of by the best practitioner, using current up-to-date interventions, showing better outcomes and getting better faster.  If a medical practitioner can get you better in 6 visits vs 12 visits by using evidenced based interventions, don’t we owe it to you to get you better sooner! Yes.

So who are the considered the experts and specialists?

A recent research article analyzed musculoskeletal knowledge of physical therapists and physicians.  A 73% was considered passing. The results were:

  • Physical therapists demonstrated higher levels of knowledge than most physicians.
  • A board certified physical therapist scored higher than non-board certified physical therapist

Musculoskeletal Knowledge Chart

The results of this study show that a board certified physical therapist is considered one of the most knowledgeable experts regarding musculoskeletal conditions and are capable of providing safe and effective care for your injury.

As a patient, you need to know that you are in good hands and you are being taken care of by the best.  The Pursuit Physical Therapy staff has unmatched academic credentials and experience treating a variety of orthopedic conditions, chronic pain, sports rehabilitation, and spinal pain.   Moreover, Pursuit Physical Therapy prides itself on promoting only the very best evidence-based practice with optimal patient care, and patient satisfaction.

The Ovations Best Physical Therapist Award for Dr. Ron Miller
What can a Physical Therapist Treat?

This is an overview of some of the common conditions that we specialize in:

  • Low back pain from a herniated disc and sciaticaWoman placing pressure on the arch of the foot
  • Mechanical and general low back pain
  • Low back pain from stenosis
  • Neck pain
  • Neck pain from a herniated discs
  • Neck pain from whiplash
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Arm Pain (Nerve Pain)
  • Epicondylitis
  • Post-operative Rehabilitation
  • Knee pain
  • Patella-Femoral Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heel pain/ Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • General Arm Pain
  • Vertigo – BPPV
  • TMJ painWoman with neck pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Leg Pain (Nerve Pain)
  • Hip pain
  • Thoracic/Mid Back pain
  • Sports Performance Rehabilitation
  • Elbow pain
  • Sports injury
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Pre-Sport Injurying Screening
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Golf Swing Analysis