Because he’s been in the business for long, Milnes knows what it takes to get the confidence of patients. For individuals looking for a PT, he always advises to make sure that the therapist is licensed. It is important to make sure that he or she has met the necessary educational and legal requirements to practice.
It’s good to also check the track record of the physical therapist. With the Internet at your fingertips, it’s much easier to look up someone’s history and see what past patients have to say. In the same way, referrals are also a good way to find an experienced physical therapist to help you. Regardless, you want someone who can understand the issue and provide cost effective ways of treating it.
A good physical therapist is one who has enough time to spend with you, and will avail themselves during each visit. Some clinics will set up multiple patients with the same physical therapist at the same time. This denies you the one on one attention you deserve. If the physical therapist is concerned about your recovery, they should offer you their best at all times.
Michael Milnes operates a physical therapy clinic in Rochester, MN, in a Victorian home he remodeled to suit patient’s needs.