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How to Choose the Right Physical Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Physical Therapist, PT, PTA, Allied HealthAfter suffering an injury or going through a procedure, going to physical therapy is one of the best ways to enhance your recovery. When you do go to physical therapy, picking the right therapist is extremely important. There are several tips that you should follow to ensure you pick the right therapist for your situation.


One of the best ways to find a good physical therapist is to ask for references. If you have any friends or family members that have gone through physical therapy in the past, you should ask who their physical therapist was and what their experience and results were. Another good source of information would be to ask your doctor who their preferred physical therapist is. This can help you to narrow down the list to therapists that already have a good reputation.


When you are looking for a physical therapist, you should also look for one that is experienced with your type of injury. While physical therapy is a fairly general term, most therapists focus on only a certain area of the body. To ensure you are getting the best care and treatment possible, you should look for a therapist that specializes in your area of concern.

Personality Connection

It is also important that you find a therapist that you share a connection with. Your success in therapy will depend heavily on how motivated you are. You should look for a therapist that will be able to push you and keep you motivated. This will help to ensure your recovery stays on track.

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