At Delta Physical Therapy, we help those Baton Rouge, LA residents suffering from pain get directly to the source through our comprehensive physical therapy treatments. We believe everyone deserves to live pain-free and have access to quality care. Keep reading for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions regarding physical therapy.
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When you are dealing with pain or any movement dysfunction, physical therapy works to treat the source of that pain. Your doctor may recommend this type of treatment if you have had an injury or illness that makes it more difficult than usual to do daily tasks comfortably. Physical therapy helps people function, move, and live better. You may benefit from physical therapy if you require the following:
Rehabilitation after an accident, injury, or surgery
Improving balance to prevent a slip or fall
Help managing chronic illness like diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis
Assistance when learning to use a walker or cane
Help to adapt to an artificial limb
Maintenance of active lifestyle
A physical therapist can be looked at as a movement expert whose job is to optimize a patient’s quality of life through exercise, hands-on care, and education. A seasoned physical therapist, like the ones at Delta Physical Therapy, will teach you how to prevent or manage your condition as a way to achieve long-term health benefits.
In most cases, a physical therapy treatment will last about one hour per visit.
This answer will vary depending on the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, and other circumstances unique to you. You will be re-evaluated throughout your sessions to track progress, though treatments can vary from one or two visits to several months of care.
There are a many reasons physical therapy is essential, as this treatment type can accomplish the following:
At your first physical therapy appointment, you can expect the following:
Be sure to bring your physical therapy referral (if applicable) and your payment information. Whether it’s your insurance company, Workers’ compensation, auto insurance, or an attorney lien, be sure to bring all appropriate information to your first visit.
You should wear loose-fitting clothes that will allow you to easily expose the area needing evaluation or treatment. For example, if you have a knee issue, it's best to wear shorts, and so on. This is so we can perform a thorough evaluation while you stay comfortable.
Depending on your condition, some patients may need to resume exercises at home or join a gym to ensure they are continuing to strengthen their bodies. At Delta Physical Therapy, we pride ourselves on making the transition from in-house physical therapy sessions to maintenance program at a local gym as easy as possible. Other patients may be able to complete rehabilitation and return to their normal daily activities without the need to continue with corrective exercises. Your activities following discharge from physical therapy will all depend on the custom program our physical therapists have tailored to your unique needs.
We love our patients, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. Sitting down to talk with you about your goals is the highlight of our day!
Saturday morning and evening appointments are available.
12110 South Harrells Ferry Road Suite 200 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
07:00 am – 07:00 pm