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What is a musculoskeletal assessment?

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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.

Learn more here: https://pptaccess.com/musculoskeletal-assessment/

Can you be too young or too old to receive physical therapy?

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Question: Can you be too young or too old to receive physical therapy?

Answer: Physical Therapy is for everyone.

Regardless of age, there are many benefits anyone can gain from physical therapy treatment. The physical therapist will mainly focus on the patient’s goals and abilities, not their age, and look at their overall mobility or stage in development when prescribing treatment.

At PPT, we have the equipment and expertise to treat patients aged 12 and older.

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Are most musculoskeletal injuries preventable?

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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?

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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