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Welcome to PT in NV

Nevada has over a thousand highly trained and experienced licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants that can help you get back on the path to good health and better mobility. Just by visiting this site, you have taken a positive step toward regaining a healthier and stronger life!

 

What do physical therapists do?

  • Physical therapists help people regain motion and strength that can be lost due to injury or disease. Whether you are a high school athlete, weekend warrior, desk jockey, retiree, professional athlete, young child, domestic engineer, manual laborer or anything in between, physical therapists can help you regain motion, strength, endurance and ability to do functional activities that have been impaired from injury or other medical conditions. Physical therapists can also help you establish a healthier lifestyle and increase physical activity in your life. These can help you prevent or treat obesity and other chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, stroke, cancer and loss of balance.
  • There are physical therapists in most cities and towns in Nevada, and you can make an appointment to see your local physical therapist without a prescription from your doctor. Note that many insurance plans require a doctor’s prescription for physical therapy if you want to access benefits payments for treatment, however. So check with your insurance plan first, so you are familiar with your individual plan benefits.
  • Physical therapy clinics also accept patients who do not use insurance plans. In these cases, you do not need a doctor’s prescription for physical therapy to be treated by a physical therapist. Simply call the clinic and make an appointment. If the physical therapist who evaluates you believes you need diagnostic testing (such as x-rays, MRI or blood tests) or a consult with a physician, s/he will advise you of that at the time of your evaluation.

What are some of the problems that physical therapists can help you with? 

Physical therapists can help you recover from motion and strength problems that result from conditions such as:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Shoulder pain, stiffness
  • Hand injuries
  • Neurologic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and stroke
  • COPD
  • Post-surgical weakness or stiffness
  • Generalized deconditioning
  • Lack of regular exercise activity
  • Jaw pain (TMJ)
  • Tendinitis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Congenital conditions

Most of the sprain/strain/pain injuries listed above can be treated by any physical therapist. Some of the conditions listed above are treated by physical therapists who specialize in those unique types of problems, including neurologic conditions, TMJ and incontinence.
 

Find a physical therapist who can help you get moving again!

For more information on physical therapy and physical therapists, visit our consumer site, www.moveforwardpt.com

 

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