FAQs

What can I expect at a treatment session?

We think that you will be pleasantly surprised by the healing ambience of our center and staff. Realizing that being hurt is no fun, you will be treated with the utmost in care and respect, and we will do our best to answer all of your questions or concerns.

Our specialized services are provided in an environment that is peaceful, personal, and private and include:

  • hands-on manual therapy
  • health, fitness, and nutritional training
  • advanced neuromuscular training
  • advanced application of therapeutic modalities
  • fabrication of custom footbeds (orthotics) at reasonable cost

Sessions may last from 45 to 90 minutes depending upon your needs and goals.

During your session, your Therapist will provide you with Thorough and Understandable explanations of your condition and of the necessary treatment approach. We want you to understand what is going on, that way treatment will be more effective because you will be an active participant.

And finally, if it turns out that our approach is not meeting your needs, we pledge that we will find the practitioner or approach that will!

Do you work with doctors?

Absolutely we do! In fact, we welcome the opportunity to work with any and all health practitioners that you are utilizing in order to help you achieve your goals. All medical conversations, however, are private and subject to your prior approval

Do I need a prescription?

In the State of Nevada patients have the right of direct access to Physical Therapy services without needing a medical doctor’s prescription. Despite this fact, however, insurance plans may have different requirements so you are advised to check your plan details carefully.

Medicare, for example, is a federal program which requires a medical doctor's authorization for Physical Therapy Services.

If you are unclear as to your plan benefits, our office is happy to assist you in any way we can!

Isn't all Physical Therapy the same?

All Physical Therapists who possess a valid license are qualified to practice and have a high level of training and skill. Not all therapists, however, go on to further their knowledge and abilities through post-graduate studies and training.

Therapists at Performance Physical Therapy have made the extra effort to achieve Board Certification and obtain Advanced Training in Manual and Exercise Therapy. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties recognizes those therapists who have met the requirements of experience, advanced training, contribution to the profession, and qualification by examination as Specialists. Specialty fields range from Orthopedics and Neurology to Sports and Pediatrics and are similar in title to the specialties held by medical doctors.

In addition, therapists at Performance Physical Therapy also hold certifications in numerous Manual Therapy and Exercise disciplines such as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA, long-term training programs from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), and the URSA Foundation for Osteopathic manual practice.

Furthermore, we are one of the few clinics in Northern Nevada that have therapists certified in Therapeutic "Dry" Needling.

While it may be of some assurance to you that your Therapist has lots of letters after their name, please bear in mind that the ultimate measure of our performance is your results. Helping you achieve success is our number one goal!

What is Manual Therapy?

The term Manual Therapy is sometimes used as a catch-all term for any hands-on technique, but nowadays it is also used to designate an advanced practice credential. What is most significant is that therapists with these credentials have completed programs that involve intensive review, training, and practice of advanced therapeutic skills and knowledge under the supervision of a qualified instructor. These areas of knowledge include: Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology (Movement Science), Embryology (the study of growth and development), Pathology (the study of disease processes), Physics, and Treatment Kinesthetics (the development of specialized examination and treatment by touch).

Techniques of Manual Physical Therapy range from High Velocity Joint and Soft-Tissue Manipulation Techniques to those which are Slow and Gentle. They may involve methods to relax or enhance any of the elements of the MusculoSkeletal or NeuroMuscular Systems. While most people will be well-served by any physical therapist it is often useful to consult with one who has attained a higher level of skill. At Performance Physical Therapy, our Therapists have spent years acquiring advanced training under the watchful eyes of master clinicians.