Sprains, strains, fractures, and nerve entrapments
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
Women’s health issues
What frequency and duration is appropriate for treatment?
In general, most patients with musculoskeletal conditions attend physical therapy 2-3 times a week on non-consecutive days. Length or duration of care is dependent on many variables including patient age, diagnosis, fitness level, severity of injury, and more. On average, patients are seen in therapy for 3-6 weeks.
If you are unsure of the most appropriate frequency and duration, the physical therapist can make a recommendation based on their evaluation findings. You can also put an initial frequency and duration on the prescription. If the therapist feels more or less therapy is appropriate, they will communicate this with you.
What should I write on the physical therapy prescription?
The most common items to include on a physical therapy prescription are your patient’s diagnoses and the statement “evaluate and treat“. The therapist will then complete their evaluation and send a copy of the report to your office.
As physical therapists, we are experts in movement and function. Our primary goal of physical therapy is to treat people who have suffered injury or illness and maximize function. We do this by developing specialized treatment plans to help restore mobility, reduce pain, increase fitness levels, prevent injury, or slow the progression of irreversible medical conditions.
"I started with Michael Williams and support staff in 2005 suffering with spinal problems and pain Michael helped me in many ways be it therapy movements, exercises or things to do at home to help alleviate the extensive pain Following 2stage spine surgery in 2006, I returned to Michael for therapy and wellness exercise guidance Throughout the ensuing years, I have returned to the wellness program always benefiting from the wise guidance of Michael and dedicated staffJanuary 2012 brought my rotator cuff repair surgery and I again returned to San Luis Sports Therapy Jason Godfrey was my physical therapist and, as Michael, did an outstanding job in therapy care, in expediting my rehab then, subsequently, directing an excellent wellness program for ongoing improvement The strongly committed and patient staff continues to guide my exercise programThrough the years, I have been impressed with the high level of expertise and enthusiasm Michael generates as he cares for the clients Jasons knowledge and personable interactions with the clients is equally impressive and coupled with Michaels many attributes, creates an excellent balance for staff and clients alike"