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No, the state of Kansas no longer requires a physician referral for physical therapy. However if you have one please bring it to your first appointment.
Physical Therapy (PT) is a healthcare specialty that combines the science of healing with the art of caring. It is a hands-on approach to healthcare. Physical Therapists evaluate, assess and treat individuals with limitations in functional mobility. Once they identify the cause of your pain they will then work to eliminate it with the overall goal being to restore your mobility and function and to prevent the injury from reoccurring.
Pain is a subjective measurement, meaning that it may be different from person to person, body part to body part. By utilizing the information given to you by your therapist and listening to your body, pain levels can be better controlled.
Dress comfortably. We do have shorts or gowns during your session if needed, but we suggest bringing your own more comfortable clothes. During your physical therapy sessions, it is important to have access to the injured area for effective treatments.
A typical evaluation may last between 20-40 minutes while your follow-up appointments after you’ve been evaluated may take between 45 minutes to an hour. If you are being seen preoperatively and postoperatively, those appointments generally take between 15-20 minutes.
A Physical Therapist (PT) will complete your initial evaluation. After your initial evaluation, your follow up sessions may be with a Physical Therapist or a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA). Your PT and PTA team will work closely together to insure the best possible care for you, the patient.
You or your physician’s office can call and schedule an evaluation. Some physician offices will fax over a prescription and our office will contact you to schedule. You can contact our office at: 785-564-4699 or 785-537-8180
Yes. You have the choice of which physical therapist you would like to see. All you need to do is call our office to schedule an appointment and bring your referral with you to that appointment.