what is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems or injuries make it difficult to move around and perform everyday tasks. It helps you gain strength, improve flexibility and feel less pain. It also helps improve your fitness level and endurance. Physical therapy can help with recovery after surgeries as well. Physical therapy may be used alone or with other treatments. You do not need a referral from your doctor to attend physical therapy, unless your insurance requires it.
The goals of physical therapy include reducing pain, improving mobility, restoring function, preventing injury and enhancing physical performance. It aims to make daily tasks, such as walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed, easier. In many cases, patients can decrease the need for prescription medication or surgery.
what does a pt do?
new patients please note:
Click on the following links to fill out and submit before your initial appointment:
1. Patient Intake Form (be sure to work through and save all pages 1-6 before submission)
We also need our New Patients to fill out an additional form related to your specific area of treatment.
These PDF Files take a little time to download, please be patient.
In addition to filling out the form listed above, please select PDF file(s) from the the following areas of treatment that applies to your needs.
Some forms take additional time & detailed information to fill out, so please do so a few days before your first appointment. Then, bring your paperwork (including your New Patient PDF form) to your first appointment.
We thank you and look forward serving you.
At MedX Physical Therapy...
We treat Musculoskeletal issues including acute & chronic back/neck pain, post-surgical treatment (including hip & knee replacements, rotator cuff repair, ACL repair, etc.), sports-related injuries, work-related injuries, osteoarthritis and stenosis.
We treat Neuromuscular impairments including balance training for fall prevention or return to sports, gait training, MS, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, fibromyalgia, post-polio syndrome and general deconditioning/weakness.
It is our aim to get you back to doing the activities that you love!
MedX of Estes is Unique,
Because we offer individualized exercise programs, a comfortable & caring atmosphere, one on one patient focused sessions, free 15-minute consultations, 45-minute treatment sessions, private treatment rooms, a full fitness facility and a one-month free membership to MedX Fitness Facility upon discharge from physical therapy to help patient transition to an independent exercise program.
We believe in a whole-body approach to wellness, and will refer patients to complementary therapies as needed.
We also accept Silver Sneakers, which is a free gym membership for patients 65 years or older, and offered by several supplemental insurance companies in this state. Call MedX to see if you are eligible!
Physical Therapy Payment
All insurance accepted (Except Medicaid.), and cash prices are available. Co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles will be expected. Workman's Comp / Auto Accidents / Medicare and Private Insurance are also accepted
We can handle all conditions related to physical therapy. Our specialties include: spine care (low back pain & injuries, neck pain & injuries), sports injuries, pre and post surgery rehabilitation, incontinence, balance issues, workman's comp and deconditioning concerns.
We also offer Spinal Care with options to purchase a Lumbar or Cervical Treatment Program.
Your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation on you, including assessing your past medical history, current symptoms, activity limitations, muscle strength, flexibility, joint range of motion, joint mobility and musculoskeletal alignment. They will then work with you on a developing a treatment plan. The goals are to help improve mobility, flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, balance, participation in daily activities, as well as to decrease pain.
Your physical therapy team may use manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, gait training, balance training, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, biofeedback, patient education, and a home exercise program, as indicated, to assist you on your road to recovery and to achieve your therapy goals.