Rexburg Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy is an area of healthcare that provides services that develop, maintain, and restore individuals' maximum movement and functional ability. Physical Therapists are health care professionals who assess and treat individuals of all ages. They diagnose medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit an individual's ability to move and perform daily activities. Physical therapists help people maximize an individual’s quality of life through assessing physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being. A physical therapist will undertake a comprehensive initial examination/assessment of a patient/client in order to make clinical decisions and formulate a diagnosis in order to move forward with the best plan of care. Each individual’s plan of care is customized to match the impairments noted in the initial assessment and treatment interventions are implemented to improve functional outcomes. Services offered at Pick PT Physical Therapy include, but are not limited to:
- Back and Neck
- Sports/Weight Lifting
- Manual Therapy
- Pre/Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Acute/Chronic Pain
- Hand/Wrist PT
- Personal and Auto-injury
- Workers Comp Rehab Services
We are passionate about getting our clients back to doing the things that they love as quickly as possible; because we believe that life should be enjoyed. We love our clients, and we know that we would be nothing without you. We hope to gain your loyalty as we help you recover and rehabilitate the variety of injuries that life throws at you. We understand that not all accidents and injuries can be prevented, and we also know that bodies weren’t built to last forever. We are here to help make life and recovery more comfortable and fun for you!
Back and Neck Pain
Back and neck pain are two of the most common complaints we receive from our patients. This kind of pain can interfere with activities of daily living by limiting mobility and radiating pain that decreases quality of life. Neck pain is common because of its location on the body; it is a somewhat stand-alone body part that is left to fend for itself and is not protected by other muscle groups. Back pain makes sense because the back is central to the body and everything we do. Any movement that includes bending, twisting, or lifting will put you at risk of injuring your back. In addition, obesity often leads to increased back pain due to increased weight on the spine and discs. We know back and neck pain are common problems, and we have much experience in helping our patients overcome it.
Orthopedics is one of the services we specialize in. Orthopedics focuses on the overall function of the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, muscles, cartilage and more. Basically, it looks at how the body is able to work together to accomplish a task. At Pick PT we know that if we only treat the injured area we have not done our jobs. More often than not, when an injury occurs there is usually another part of the body that ends up compensating. This can be presented in body posture or the actual mechanics of the body movement. You may have heard of someone who had a knee replacement but the actual need was for a hip replacement. We recognize the relationship our body mechanics have with one another. Everything in the body is connected. Treating the entire musculoskeletal function is a more effective approach to physical therapy.
Balance & Dizziness
We want you to know that we can help with your vestibular problems. It may seem like there is no hope of improvement, but many times there is a tangible explanation for why this is occurring and it can be treated with what is called vestibular rehabilitation. Balance and dizziness can seem like it’s “all in your head” literally. However, these issues often start with the tiny bones and organs of the inner ear. We know that suffering from balance issues and dizziness has many equally negative side effects. Lack of balance, especially in the elderly, can lead to harmful falls. These symptoms can also lead to a more sedentary lifestyle in fear of losing your balance or debilitating dizziness that causes you to want to remain still.
Our therapists know that you love participating in your sport. We want to get you back to playing and moving as quickly as possible. That being said, we also know the lifelong effects of an unhealed sports injury. Some former athletes suffer for the rest of their lives because they either went back to activity too soon, were never properly treated, or never had the proper strength to begin with. We can make sure you are ready for your season with a prior screening, and we can help you throughout your sports journey to build speed, agility, and strength in healthy ways. Sports medicine can greatly decrease your risk of initial or future injury.
Can I come to therapy if I am pregnant?
Yes. Anyone who has lived in or near Rexburg, Idaho knows there is a large population of pregnant women in the area. We regularly treat pregnant patients whether they are coming in for something pregnancy-related or not. We are happy to help at any stage of your pregnancy, we just ask that you notify your therapist beforehand.
What if my problem returns after treatment?
We are confident in our education and experience that allows us to provide you quality service and care. However, we know that flare-ups are common. If you start experiencing familiar pain it can absolutely cause feelings of anxiety. If this happens, we suggest that you please come back and see us so we can reevaluate and discuss a possible modification to daily activities and routines and make sure that no further injury has occurred.
Why do I have to do the exercises if they make me sore?
Like most everything in life, we do not see change or progress unless we are forced out of our comfort zone. This is a difficult thing to do for ourselves. We as therapists are trained professionals that know just how far we can push you to see results without worsening the injury. We love our clients but we don’t want you to have to keep coming back. We want you to get to the point where you can do exercises on your own, and we push you so you can be independent. Not only do we not want you to rely on us, but we want you to not have to rely on other treatments or medications either.
How is my progress measured?
At your very first physical therapy appointment, your therapist will take many measurements. The first appointment will measure your deficits so that those numbers can be used as a baseline and a reference in the future. Prior to the follow-up appointment with your referring physician, these measurements will be repeated so the results can be sent to your doctor. The comparison can be read by both the therapist and the referring doctor. A choice for continuing therapy will be made based on need, improvement, insurance authorization and the opinion of the referring doctor. The opportunity for continued progress, pain relief, and your personal perspective will also be a contributing factor.