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245Re: [physical_therapists_in_business] Femur injury, PT how to choose one?!

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  • Evelyn Capdevila
    Jul 25, 2004
      Well, I would 1st recommend that you ask your friends or relatives if they know of any PT's who they would recommend.  Also, ask your doctor who he/she would recommend or who he/she works with on a regular basis.  As far as specialties...there are some therapists that do get certified or specialized in certain fields.  And you can always ask for that.  In your case since it is an orthopedic injury, you could ask for a OCS (orthopedic certified specialist).  However, I will say that just because a PT is not certified that does not make him/her any less qualified to treat you.  All physical therapys programs have extensive coursework and practicals (internships) in many areas such as neurology and especially orthopedics.  Remember that physical therapists treat injuries and/or disabilities and try to return that person to their "normal" function. 

      windwarriornj <Windwarrior@...> wrote:

      There are dozens of PT's and Pt groups in the immediate area. How is
      a client (me) supposed to figure out if any of the PT's are better
      suited to help evaluate our injury than any other? It is a
      meaningful business question.

      Calling them, all say the same blathering GARBAGE "... of course we
      can help evaluate that...." but none of them mention any type of
      specialty or method they would use to treat same...

      The injury appears to be weakness and scar tissue buildup.. that's
      inhibiting usage and my range of motion, to a meaningful degree. The
      Surgeon's script reads simply evaluate & strengthen.. in short
      appears simple, very boring stuff.

      I had a dual femur fracture which was repaired with a rod & two pins
      nearly two years ago very high up... now it hurts more than it ever
      did immeidately after surgery.

      This is a PT business question..

      Can any members here offer suggestions how a normal peron
      distinguishes the particular skills or "bent" of one group of
      individual PT from another...

      Or is it all random and unimportant, and it won't matter one bit to
      our recovery... its an insignifigant injury anyway... <ssi>


      Jeff (Windwarrior@...)

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      Evelyn Capdevila MPT, CWS

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