Frequently Asked Questions
What is new in physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a progressive and dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function. Whether the client’s problem is a result of injury or disease, the physical therapist is a rehabilitation specialist who fosters the patient’s return to maximal function. No longer are we just focused on treating the symptom. We look to find a biomechanical cause to all musculoskeletal problems.
2. Movement Experts
Physical therapists are highly educated experts in the movement and function of the human body. The goal of a physical therapist is to promote the patient’s ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
Why should you participate in physical therapy?
1. Understanding Pain and its Relationship to Movement
Many people do not realize that their every-day movements may be predisposing them to possible injury and pain. Typically, when a person is in pain, they attempt to reduce their pain through medication, massage or other modalities. As movement experts and pain science educators, physical therapists can perform functional examinations to identify an individual’s specific problem. From there, proper education and corrective exercises can be prescribed to address the complaint or concern.
2. Optimize Your Movement and Performance
As experts in the human biomechanics and its connection to the numerous human body systems, physical therapists can not only alleviate pain but can also optimize an individual’s movements. Just like a person would take their car to an automobile mechanic, physical therapists can perform detailed assessments and “tune up” a person’s movement performance.
Why should you choose IPIM?
1. Clarification and Education
In a world of free and shared information, it is understandable that a person could be confused with what their “diagnosis” is and what they would need to do to fix it. As a specialty clinic, it is our job to provide you with the latest evidence-based information and tangible treatment options.
2. Technology and Athletic Movement Specialists
Athletes move at high speeds, which can be difficult to measure through the naked eye. Nowadays, technology and innovation is a necessity in the athletic performance and diagnostic world to capture these high level movements. Our movement specialists will be able to capture these movements with use of state-of-the-art motion capture system and breakdown each movement to assess an athlete’s risk for injury and potential for maximum performance.
3. Individualized and Measurable
Without quantifiable data and measurable metrics, a person’s physical status and the subsequent progress can be inefficient. With our evidence-based assessments and measurable information with use of the latest technology, an athlete’s movement pattern acquisition will be specific and efficient.
Does IPIM take insurance to cover the cost of the evaluation and/or training?
No. Unfortunately, medical insurance does not cover the cost for the evaluation services.
If you are partaking in our physical therapy and rehabilitation services, IPIM can provide you with an invoice that can be submitted to your insurance for potential reimbursement. Due to the variability of insurance plans, please contact your insurance company for detailed information for out-of-network providers.
If you are ONLY able to use your health insurance, please contact us to discuss possible options. We want to help!