Michael Milnes is a trusted physical therapist in his Rochester, Minnesota, area. He has won several awards and has more than two decades of experience. Unfortunately, though, not all physical therapists are as trustworthy and capable as Michael Milnes. Many can hinder a patient’s recovery instead of helping it by making treatment mistakes. Some mistakes to watch for in a physical therapist include:
- Lack of Patient Education – When you speak with a physical therapist, he or she should educate you on what is wrong and what is being done to fix it. Proper patient education allows you to better understand your injury and how to improve your condition when you are not with your physical therapist.
- Inconsistent Check-Ups – Physical therapy check-ups should take place at least every thirty days or every ten visits. They should also be consistent so that your therapist can tell if your treatment is working and making the progress that it should. Physical therapists who do not perform consistent check-ups often overlook issues and hinder patient recovery.
- Dislike of Other Professionals – Physical therapists who are just in the practice for the money often dislike other professionals, but to ignore the benefits of other treatment is to hinder their patients. Your physical therapist should be able to recognize when a chiropractor, acupuncturist or other professional could speed your recovery.