What is a Physical Therapist
Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility - in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication. You may wish to bring shorts, t-shirt, and athletic shoes.
How many visits will I need?
The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, the physical therapist will discuss their treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Typically the therapist will write up a tailored exercise program for you to do during your visit. Therefore, it is recommended to bring shorts, a t-shirt, and athletics clothes that way you’ll be able to perform the tasks asked of you.
How do I make an appointment?
You can get in touch by phone to the Fresno office at (559) 438-0355 or the Madera office at (559) 675-7201.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, physical therapist can assess and treat without referral by a doctor. However most health insurers require a doctors referral before they authorise cover of fees, some only require a phone call.
Treatment duration depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, and other factors. Re-evaluations will be done to assess your progress and your therapist communicates with your physician to help you achieve your therapy goals.
We see and treats patient for a wide range of conditions and diagnoses. Please visit our Services for an extensive list of conditions and diagnoses we see patients for.
Physical Therapist at Barrows is proud of have several years of experience and continued education. The staff have obtained and achieved advanced certifications in many areas, such as: orthopedics, sports, manual therapy, and much more. If you are unsure we treat your diagnosis, please call and ask.
We will check with your health insurance provide to determine if outpatient physical therapy services are covered under your plan. We recommend that you confirm your insurance coverage. We accept most PPO, and EPO plans, however, we do not accept HMO plans.
Call the office you go to for your regular appointments and our staff will be able to assist you
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Feel free to ask any physical therapy related questions over the phone, or get send your question via this form below. Your message will be dispatched directly to our staff who will answer as soon as they can.