Physical Therapy FAQ's

All questions you may have about physical therapy will be answered in this helpful FAQ!

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FAQ: What is the difference between manual therapy and physical therapy?

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FAQ: What is manual therapy?

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FAQ: What will my physical therapist discuss at my first visit?

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FAQ: How do I know that physical therapy can help me?

help
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FAQ: Why does the therapist give me home exercises to do?

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FAQ: I just had orthopedic surgery; will physical therapy help me heal faster?

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FAQ: How can physical therapy help back pain?

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FAQ: How does physical therapy differ from chiropractic care?

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FAQ: Is physical therapy like massage therapy?

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FAQ: Why do you evaluate other parts of the body when the symptoms are located in only one area?

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FAQ: How do I know if I need physical therapy?

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FAQ: What is the difference between physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT)?

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FAQ: What happens if my problem or pain returns?

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FAQ: How many visits will I need for Physical Therapy?

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FAQ: How Long Will Each Treatment Last?

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FAQ: Is Physical Therapy Painful?

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FAQ: What specific type of physical therapy will be provided for my condition?

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FAQ: Is the Physical Therapist Licensed?

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FAQ: Why Is Physical Therapy a Good Choice?

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FAQ: What do Physical Therapists do?

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FAQ: What is My Responsibility in Physical Therapy?

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FAQ: Can I Choose Which Physical Therapist I Want to See?

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FAQ: What is a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)?

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FAQ: How many physical therapy visits will I need?

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FAQ: How much does a physical therapy treatment plan cost?

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FAQ: Can I continue my regular exercises?

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FAQ: How long will I need to do specific exercises?

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FAQ: Can I begin physical therapy if I'm seeing a chiropractor or other provider?

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FAQ: Why should I receive physical therapy for my injury?

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FAQ: How much activity is "too much"?

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FAQ: Why are people referred to physical therapy?

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FAQ: Can my therapist provide me with a diagnosis?

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FAQ: Is it okay to have physical therapy while pregnant?

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FAQ: What can I do to help myself during treatment?

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FAQ: Can a family member be present during the evaluation and treatment sessions?

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What Happens During the My First Visit? (Initial Evaluation)

What should you expect for your first session at physical therapy.
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The First Day: What should I bring to physical therapy?

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