Your Non-Surgical Back and Joint Pain Specialists

Licensed Physical Therapists specialize in helping you move without pain. Whether your pain was caused by an accident or injury, age-related arthritis, or is part of your post-surgery recovery, Physical Therapy Doctors are experts in assessing and treating people like the individuals that they are. That means no cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to helping you with your specific needs. In spite of the sundry benefits personalized sessions with a physical therapist offer, many people do not seek their expertise because they have been misguided by some common, though erroneous, beliefs. Let’s debunk some of these myths about physical therapy.

  • Don’t You Need a Doctor’s Referral to See a Physical Therapist?

Here in Florida, patients have direct access to physical therapy services, which means you do not need a doctor’s referral or any particular imaging (x-ray, MRI, CT, etc.) or exam results to schedule an appointment to see how we can help you.

  • Isn’t Physical Therapy Only for Recovering from Accidents and Surgeries?

Physical Therapy Doctors and Licensed Assistants can not only help you post-accident and post-surgery, they also know how to treat all manner of back and joint pain, even if it’s caused by poor posture, prolonged sitting, or age-related degeneration. They can even help with vertigo/dizziness and balance disorders. See if any of these common difficulties are problems you are facing. Not only is it not reserved for post-surgery, physical therapy started early enough can often eliminate the need to even undergo surgery in the first place; and that’s without pain drugs.

  • Physical Therapy Treatment is Painful, Right?

Our motto is “Helping You Move Without Pain.” That means the point of physical therapy is all about minimizing your pain and discomfort, not causing more of it! Therapists work within your threshold to help you heal and to restore movement and function, and they do it without the need for prescription opioids.

  • I Won’t be Able to Use My Insurance.

Most insurance companies do offer physical therapy benefits. They are aware of the efficacy of time spent with a licensed physical therapist and so they often cover treatments. Even apart from insurance, physical therapy can reduce health costs by enabling you to avoid surgery or prescription pain drugs.

Hopefully this clears up some of the most common misunderstandings about physical therapy. If you have any other questions, we’d be happy to set the record straight. Please give us a call at (941) 264-1414, email us, or send us a message. We’re located in Bradenton, so we happily serve people from all around Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Physical Therapy Doctors of Florida makes your recovery our priority, and we do it in a scientifically-sound, expert manner in a clean, state-of-the-art facility. Schedule your appointment with our friendly staff today!