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Kelly Smith

Why did the turkey go to physical therapy after Thanksgiving?

By PPT Question Corner

Why did the turkey go to physical therapy after Thanksgiving?

Answer: Because it felt “stuffed” and needed help with its waddle and wing span!

Don’t overextend yourself this Thanksgiving!
Our PTs can play a vital role in preventing and treating various injuries that might occur during the holiday season. Providing tailored interventions, exercises, and advice to alleviate pain. This is in addition to restoring function, and enhancing overall well-being, ensuring that you can fully enjoy your holiday season without the burden of discomfort or injury.
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Is physical therapy only for patients who have experienced an injury?

By PPT Question Corner

True or False? Physical therapy is exclusively designed for patients who have experienced an injury.

Answer: False.

Physical therapy is a versatile healthcare approach that benefits individuals across various health conditions and needs. Whether you've encountered an injury, dealt with it in the past, or never experienced injuries, our expert therapists are here to assist you in enhancing your strength and mobility.

Our innovative therapies and professional guidance are not just about recovery but about helping you achieve a pain-free and active lifestyle. Moreover, physical therapy serves as a proactive tool to prevent future injuries and maintain your well-being.

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What is a musculoskeletal assessment?

By PPT Question Corner

What is a musculoskeletal (MSK) assessment?

Answer: #2 A musculoskeletal (MSK) assessment is a comprehensive analysis of your body that identifies your risk factors for certain injuries.

Have you ever wondered where a sudden ache or pain that wasn’t caused by injury suddenly comes from? We’ve all experienced it. But what if there was a simple test that could detect your risk for life-altering injuries? A musculoskeletal assessment is a comprehensive analysis of your body that considers nearly 1,000 points of data related to your musculoskeletal health. Once complete, the MSK assessment will provide scores showing any risk factors for injury to your neck, back, arms, and legs.

The benefits of completing a MSK assessment include prevention of future injury, increased productivity, and much more.

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Are most musculoskeletal injuries preventable?

By PPT Question Corner

True or False? Most musculoskeletal injuries are preventable.

A: True.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders are injuries or disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. When you suffer from musculoskeletal disorders, simple movements such as walking, driving, and cooking meals can be difficult.

Symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries can include pain, stiffness, swelling, numbness, and tingling. A musculoskeletal (MSK) assessment is the best way to identify your risk factors for certain injuries if you are dealing with any of these common symptoms. Once your risk factors are identified, a home therapy program designed by our expert therapists can help prevent future injuries.

Learn more and schedule your complimentary MSK Assessment at Progressive Physical Therapy today.

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Do you need a referral for physical therapy?

By PPT Question Corner

True or False?
You need a referral from your doctor to start treatment at our facilities.

A: False.

In South Carolina, you can start your recovery with a physical therapist yourself and receive 30 days of therapy without a referral. Progressive Physical Therapy’s Direct Access to PT program, a.k.a. self-referral, lets you avoid a long wait while your injury or pain worsens. You can see a highly trained physical therapist and start treatment promptly with a self-referral for many types of musculoskeletal or neurological pain and injury.

A simple self-referral to Progressive Physical Therapy can get you on the road to recovery sooner!  Find out if this is a good option for you by visiting the link below:

Learn more about self-referrals and direct access to physical therapy