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

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  • Don Kelly
    Start with the American Physical Therapy Association Website at www.apta.org There you can look up specialists in orthopedics, they would be best suited to
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 25, 2004
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      Start with the American Physical Therapy Association Website at www.apta.org There you can look up specialists in orthopedics, they would be best suited to help you. Your surgeon should also be able to recommend at least one PT clinic that they trust in your area, if not more. It is difficult to chose a facility as there are so many in most areas. Friends, family and MD references are the best way to find the best. The evaluate and treat is very common and usually means that the MD has confidence in PTs to know what to do with you after they evaluate you. If you don't feel comfortable with your PT, go somewhere else. Let them explain themselves to you and educate you on what is ahead of you. If they don't explain things, find someone who does. Good Luck!
      Are you from Jersey?
      Don PT, OCS
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      Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 6:17 PM
      Subject: [physical_therapists_in_business] Femur injury, PT how to choose one?!

      Hello,

      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>

      Thoughts?

      Jeff (Windwarrior@...)




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