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(We Have) Direct Access

 

Are you aware that you can come directly to Freedom Physical Therapy before seeing another health care provider? And your insurance will cover it! So long are the days where you must do the run around through the medical system to receive a referral for conservative care.

Why is this good for you?

  1. As physical therapists, our expertise is the musculoskeletal system. Who better to see if you have a muscle or joint ache, pain, or injury than one who works on it exclusively?
  2. Time and money matter! As insurance plans get more and more complicated, try conservative care first. Too often we hear the same story: “My knee (shoulder, hip, ankle, foot, back, neck, elbow, etc.) just started hurting so I went to my primary care doctor who gave me a prescription strength anti-inflammatory. It worked a little, but after still having the pain I went back to see my doctor. They sent me to an orthopedist. The orthopedist took X-rays and found nothing, so they want me to get an MRI. My insurance won’t let me get an MRI until I try physical therapy first”. After 4 office visits, an X-Ray, the plug for more imaging, and a month gone by, you end up here anyways! Save yourself the hassle, the money, and the time by seeing a physical therapist first! Again, your insurance will cover it. If you’re not sure about coverage, feel free to give us a call.

At Freedom PTTC we desire to help you break free from pain, be free from doubt and have the freedom to succeed in all that you do. That includes providing efficient conservative health care with passion, purpose, and promise. We will not treat you if you don’t belong here we do not want to waste your time or money.

Warning!

Although direct access for physical therapy is an option, it’s important that you use discernment. If you are sick, have broken bones, have been in an accident, have lost more than 20lbs unexpectedly, or have other medical symptoms that are not muscular or mechanical in nature, go see a medical doctor. If you aren’t sure, just give us a call. We are happy to answer your questions.

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Mar 09, 2018
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(We Are) Doctors of Physical Therapy

 At Freedom Physical Therapy, the same passionate Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) will treat you every visit until the completion of your care. To break it down, here is how we implement this goal at Freedom PTTC:
  • “Treated with Passion”: At Freedom PTTC, our DPTs job is to help you break free from your pain and your doubt. Freedom DPT’s work hard so that you have the freedom to live a healthy, movement filled life.
  • “Treated by a Doctor of PT”: At Freedom PTTC you will receive one on one care from the best. Those who come to us for care will always work with a DPT, not an aide, tech, or assistant.
  • “Same Doctor of PT for every visit”: This one is simple. You will have the same DPT for every visit. They start your care, join your team, and invest completely.
  • “Until the completion of your care”: At Freedom PTTC we fight for you. We fight for you to move in such a way that brings you freedom. Freedom to run, jump, lift your baby, carry your groceries, get off the couch, and get in the game!

DO NOT SETTLE FOR MEDIOCRACY!

A DPT is a board certified, nationally recognized healthcare provider who has at least 7 years of schooling and has thousands of clinical hours. The education is rigorous, but the process of getting accepted into an accredited DPT program alone is an impressive feat! In 2014, it was required that you must have your Doctorate in Physical Therapy. This posed a major supply and demand crisis, as many state universities were unable to maintain their accreditation. On average, Physical Therapy Doctoral programs will receive over 1500 applications each year but only accept between 40-60 students. The selection process is tough and only the best of the best make it through their schooling. The bottom line at Freedom PTTC is that you will be seen by a DPT. No one has more education, experience, or credibility and you deserve to be cared for by the best.

 

*To learn more about each of our passionate Doctors of Physical Therapy, CLICK HERE!

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Mar 02, 2018
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(We Provide) One on One Care

If I go to an Ihop or a Denny’s, I am not surprised if I have a server who is overworked, tired, and underpaid. It is not a shock to me that I am not pampered with an ever-full glass of chilled water with a lemon, an explanation of the menu, or a warm towel to wipe my hands after the delicious, free dinner rolls. On the other hand, if I am at a restaurant like Capital Grille, I expect an incredible experience and even better service. As the old saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” Our culture has emphasized appropriate service for restaurants, hotels, and banks and when our expectations are not met, we are not only mad, but offended! We have set a precedent for what is acceptable and we are not afraid to voice our opinions. Just have a look at Yelp. 

What about when it comes to your health? Do you have a standard by which you follow to make sure that you not only get the best service, but the best care? Are you aware that in healthcare, you have the choice to go to a Denny’s or a Capital Grille? Are you aware that when it comes to your insurance, you are more likely to pay more for Denny’s than you are for Capital Grille? Why does this happen? The Denny’s of healthcare is a massive chain company with many locations and when it comes to battling insurance companies, there is strength in numbers. The Capital Grilles on the other hand are small. Even though they have impressive food, ambiance and service, they are annoying and insignificant to insurance providers.

What does this mean? It means that Freedom PTTC is a Capital Grille! It means that you should be pickier for who cares for you and your health instead of settling for a Denny’s. Due to lower reimbursement rates from insurance providers, healthcare professionals have had to make a choice: Will we be a volume or value-based operation? In a volume based physical therapy clinic, you might find yourself being treated at the same time as two or three other patients. You could be treated by an assistant or an aid. At Freedom PTTC, we have chosen to be a valued-based company who provides you with one-on-one care with a Doctor of Physical Therapy for the entirety of your treatment.

At Freedom PTTC, we not only value our patients, but we also value our staff. In a volume-based company, physical therapists are pushed to their limits and expected to treat an enormous number of patients each day. Just like a Denny’s server, they are over worked, tired, and possibly headed towards burnout. At Freedom PTTC, we expect our physical therapists to invest in you and take the time it needs to help you return to sports, running, walking, or picking up the kids in your life. Time matters, one-on-one care matters, and your wellbeing matters at Freedom PTTC. Come check us out!

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Feb 23, 2018
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11-Year-Old Athlete Enduring Two Knee Surgeries

The young female athlete of this generation is playing sports faster, harder, and more frequently than ever. Therefore, they have an increased risk for injury. When you think of an injury, what scenario comes to your mind? My assumption is one of trauma, with athletes colliding and external forces resulting in broken bones, torn ligaments, and pulled muscles. While this can be a problem, it is largely unavoidable. Would you believe me if I told you that greater than 70% of ACL tears happen without the individual ever being touched by another athlete? If you care to do your research, read this article. Because traumatic injury is a risk of playing sport, we in the medical (especially rehabilitative) world have to do a better job with trying to prevent non-contact injuries. 70% is WAY TOO MUCH!

Read the testimony of Delaney written by her Mom: An 11-year-old who has had two, TWO, meniscal repairs! OH, BY THE WAY, pay attention to if her injuries were contact or non-contact in nature..

 Delaney has been active ever since I can even remember. Her love for sports started young. She has really loved playing volleyball and basketball. Last several years, she has played on several teams with her classmates. Her journey of injury began last October 2016, when she was trying out for a basketball team. She was doing great until she did a drill where she was dribbling and weaving in and out. After the tryout, she told me that she couldn’t straighten her knee. Well, when she woke in the morning she could hardly walk on it. Thankfully, we had an established relationship with several orthopedic doctors and she could be seen the next day after the tryout. We got to see Dr. Christopher Peer who immediately got a MRI ordered. After getting the MRI it was determined she had torn her meniscus in the inside handle. He recommended surgery. So, Nov. 10th, 2016, she had her 1st surgery. Rehabbed in a traditional rehab facility with multiple therapists who did this and that but never really worked on her strength and movement. She was finally released in April and immediately Delaney began gradually getting back into playing club basketball. She was exhausted cardiovascularly but worked to get going again.  She played several games in May. And at the end of school was feeling pretty good. She started strength and conditioning program at the school in the summer because nothing was going to hold her down. On June 12th, she attended strength and conditioning then turned around and went to a volleyball camp. This is where she came home and said that her knee started to hurt after volleyball after a certain drill done. We waited a couple days and Dr. Peer wanted to see her immediately. He ordered another MRI and it was visible that a new part of her meniscus was torn. She had the 2nd surgery June 27th. She was so disappointed and cried many nights on how she will never get back to where she was.
 We went back to the same traditional rehab. Same old, same old. We felt she wasn’t advancing or going anywhere. Thankfully a friend at school, said Julie you need to take her to Freedom PTTC. And she began telling all the progress that her daughter has gone through with much worse knee diagnosis than Delaney.
And so here we are…
My husband went with Delaney on the first visit and was so impressed with the motivation and words of encouragement for Delaney. It made us smile and cry. We thanked God that night that we found Freedom. It is funny how God works His wonder when you hand all your worries and woes over to Him. Thanks for all that you have done for Delaney so far. You have given her hope!!!  Thanks for being a motivator and mentor and of course her physical therapist.
 So, thank you!! 

I truly hope that if you or your child has suffered a knee injury, or play sports, that you have read down this far. I hate that I write so much and will work on my length. However, to repeat, WE MUST DO A BETTER JOB OF TREATING ATHLETES. With lower than ever reimbursement rates, it is difficult to spend time with our patients to educate them on movement, but what good are we if we don’t?! Delaney experienced two devastating injuries at an unfair age due to poor movement. At Freedom PTTC we obsess over the minute details, take the time, and use the latest technology to provide you and your child a chance to compete. Like Delaney, come and write your story with us and MOVE BETTER!

– Donny

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