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How to find the right physical therapist

So, you’ve decided to start a physical therapy program. Logically, the next question should be “Who will provide my therapy?” It’s an important decision, so be sure to ask lots of questions before getting started. Let’s take a look at some important questions to ask a prospective provider:

  • Is this physical therapist licensed and qualified to provide treatment?
  • What is his/her experience and credentials?
  • Is this therapist a Doctor of Physical Therapy?
  • How much hands on, one-on-one time will he/she provide each session?
  • Will I see the same physical therapist each time?

Spend time asking questions and learning about who you’ll be working with. This ensures you’ll find a therapist who meets your individual needs.

Find the right physical therapist

Although not ideal, many clinics simply pair a patient with a therapist who has available time slots. For the most effective treatment, a clinic should intentionally match you with a therapist who is best suited to help you with your specific needs. Your treatment is too important to allow timing to be the only factor.

At Paramus PT, we have a wide range of Doctors of Physical Therapy with expertise in many different areas and will pair you with a therapist who is best suited to your specific needs.

Can I choose my therapist?

Many of our patients come to us via referral, where friends have recommended a specific therapist because “he was amazing” or “she was an incredible help” in their recovery. We understand the desire to work with the therapist you were referred to, and we always listen to your preferences. We also want to match you with a physical therapist who is best suited to your unique situation, so if we have another clinician who is a specialist in your specific concern, we’ll let you know that too. We want you to be happy, we want you to have all the information you need, and most importantly, we want you to get better.

Deciding to seek physical therapy is a positive, proactive step toward improving your health and your quality of life. Once you start your program, keep that forward-moving attitude and apply it to your therapy. Coupled with the right Doctor of Physical Therapy, you’ll be on the road to recovery in no time!


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