What Can I Expect at a Treatment Session?
We think you will be pleasantly surprised by the healing ambiance 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 a 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 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 our approach is not meeting your needs, we pledge we will find the practitioner or approach that will!
Do you work with doctors?
Absolutely we do! We welcome the opportunity to work with all health practitioners you are utilizing 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 to 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 that 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 postgraduate studies and training.
The 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, the therapists at Performance Physical Therapy also hold certifications in numerous manual therapy and exercise disciplines such as certified strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, long-term training programs from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and the URSA Foundation of Osteopathic Manual Practice.
Furthermore, we are one of the few clinics in Northern Nevada that has 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 the ultimate measure of their 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 catchall 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), and embryology.
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