At Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS) you will benefit from one-on-one physical therapy sessions specifically tailored to your unique rehabilitation needs. To ensure the highest quality of care, our physical therapy patients are treated only by licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Our expert therapists will help you recover safely and quickly while addressing pain, mobility, range of motion and body mechanics.
What are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?
Physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion, and pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more.
Why should I choose STARS for Physical Therapy?
Our experts in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and chiropractic care have advanced training and certifications to offer you the highest level of expertise and latest advancements in rehabilitation. Our convenient locations make it easier for you make/keep appointments due to their proximity to your home or work. Our extensive list of services allow us to provide the most comprehensive care to the patients we serve in the valley.
Can Physical Therapy help me avoid surgery and prescription drugs?
Many people are referred to a physical therapist in order to rehabilitate from a major medical trauma or surgery, but increasing research suggests that treatment by a physical therapist is often an equally effective - and cheaper - alternative to surgery and prescription drugs for numerous conditions ranging from back pain and degenerative disk disease to meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis. Through individualized treatment plans designed by physical therapists, patients can sometimes achieve the same results without the expense and side effects of surgery and prescription medication.
Do I need a referral for physical therapy?
Some insurance companies will allow you to be seen by a Physical Therapist without a referral from your doctor. Direct access refers to the ability of patients to be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist without being referred by a doctor or other healthcare practitioner. If you feel you have a problem that may benefit from the skilled services of a physical therapist, you may be able to refer yourself to physical therapy for treatment. Sometimes direct access is called self-referral.
However, insurances like Medicare and Medicaid absolutely require a doctor referral in order for them to pay for services. If you are unsure of your physical therapy benefits, we suggest calling your insurance company and ask them.
What can I expect from my first appointment?
Your first visit will include an evaluation by your physical therapist. Your physical therapist will perform an examination to identify current and potential problems. Based on the results of the examination, and considering your specific goals, your physical therapist will design a plan of care to include specific interventions and will propose a timetable to achieve these goals and optimize your movement and function. Your physical therapist will provide you with instructions to perform exercises at home to facilitate your recovery.
You should feel comfortable asking your physical therapist any questions regarding your course of care, including specifics regarding interventions and expectations.
**information provided by www.apta.org
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Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS) offers the most comprehensive list of physical therapy services utilizing the latest advancements in rehabilitation in southwest Idaho. Click here to find out more.