What Should You Look For in a Physical Therapist?
Physical therapists have extensive education in assessing movement and movement dysfunctions in the body and how they relate to an individual’s functional status. All physical therapists are required to obtain a degree in physical therapy from an accredited school and each physical therapist must obtain a license to practice physical therapy by passing a national licensure examination.
When this is this the requirement for physical therapists, what else should you look for in a physical therapist?
Your physical therapist should be able to communicate effectively with you so that you understand the plan of your progression in physical therapy.
Your physical therapist should educate you on your condition, what factors are associated with your condition, and what you can do to help improve your condition while in therapy and when your time in physical therapy is complete.
Your physical therapist should continue to assess your progression and response to the treatment making adjustments as determined appropriate
Your physical therapist should always make you feel like you feel like you are involved in your care.
Your physical therapist should value your time as much as you do.
Your physical therapist should have experience in with your condition.
Your physical therapist should appropriately challenge you to increase strength, flexibility, and stability.
You physical therapist should be directly involved in your care.