For more information or questions, please contact our Patient Services Director Casey Guenther at (805) 788-0805, ext. 229 or email email@example.com.
It’s simple! Patients get better at San Luis Sports Therapy. We provide the best care with able professionals. We provide wide-access to a physically active lifestyle through our numerous services. We find it important to maintain a friendly and comfortable atmosphere in each location.
Every Movement for Life clinic provides the best care. At San Luis Sports Therapy, we have 17 specialty certified therapists in the areas of orthopedics, sport, geriatric, and hand therapy. Nearly 80% of our staff holds doctorate degrees in PT. We are very proud to have professionals who have demonstrated a motivation and ability to distinguish themselves as advanced clinicians in a specialized field of physical therapy. Of all licensed PTs in the United States, less than 10% have completed board certification. Ultimately this advanced training benefits our patients and their physical therapy outcomes.
When referring to San Luis Sports Therapy, your patient’s insurance is not a concern. SLST is a preferred provider for almost all insurance plans. We also take the time to verify each patient’s benefits prior to therapy. If your patient does not have insurance or we are not a preferred provider for the insurance plan, we offer very reasonable self-pay rates. We also understand there are times you need to get in to see a PT right away. We will make sure every effort is made in getting an appointment scheduled immediately for urgent matters.
We love what we do; we love helping people. We take pride in the fun, exciting atmosphere and relationships we create with our employees. We know that happy employees mean happy clients, and we are always trying to improve the experience our clients have when they visit a Movement for Life clinic. We want to be an extension of their family, and help heal their bodies and their lives.
We are very involved in the communities where we have clinics through our participation in a wide variety events, donating our time or services, and raising funds for charities we believe in. We also believe that healthcare should be local and should be a collaborative effort. We see ourselves as an extension of the physicians in our communities and are always looking for ways to better support their services.
Evidence Based Medicine or Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is increasingly relied upon in this era of medical cost-cutting as the standard for clinical practice. Evidence Based Practice is defined as the “conscientious, judicious, and explicit use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients“. At its highest level, current best evidence for treatment consists of randomized clinical trials and systematic reviews of those trials published in peer reviewed journals.
Although EBP is increasingly turned to as the standard for the medical community, keeping-up and incorporating current best evidence has likewise become increasingly difficult for a clinician already being run ragged in a busy practice. For example, every few years the medical literature at least doubles in size3 and only 10 % of articles published in core medical journals are both high quality and clinically relevant.4 Needless to say, staying abreast of developments in one’s own area of interest appears to be extremely difficult, if not impossible.
The regional leader in providing evidence-based rehabilitation, San Luis Sports Therapy is pleased to present you with San Luis Sports Therapy PIER, a series of research summaries designed to help you keep abreast of the current best evidence with regard to physical therapy intervention for patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
San Luis Sports Therapy PIER represents a recognized EBP tool (preprocessed evidence) that is presented in a concise, fun, and user-friendly format to help you stay up-to-date with the current best evidence in rehabilitation science and provide you with information for decision making. For example, San Luis Sports Therapy PIER can assist referral sources in knowing which patients are likely to benefit from physical therapy referral. They can also be used internally by physical therapists to improve their ability to provide evidence-based care in the management of their patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
For a given problem, (eg. Low Back Pain), interventions are identified based on evidence related to that problem along with categorizing which patients would benefit from referral. This is done in an information dense, bulleted format that can be read in less than 2 minutes along with more detailed information attachment for those with further interest. Each San Luis Sports Therapy PIER summary is written by Drs. Robert Wainner and John Childs, both of whom hold a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh and have extensive clinical research publication records, including leading medical journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Spine, and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to name a few.
We at San Luis Sports Therapy look forward to serving you and your patients by providing evidence-based physical therapy services and collaborating closely with our referring providers. Please let us know how we can be of assistance.
How can we help your patients?
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.
What diagnoses do we treat?
Specifically, we treat the following conditions:
- Balance or coordination problems
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
- Fall prevention
- General orthopaedic injuries
- Incontinence and pelvic pain
- Post-cancer conditioning and rehabilitation
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Posture problems
- Prenatal and post-partum issues
- Rehabilitation after serious injury
- Sprains, strains, fractures, and nerve entrapments
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- 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.
If you ever have questions regarding appropriate referral to physical therapy, please do not hesitate to contact one of our therapists.
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