Should I see my Physical Therapist first? - 10 May 2019
Yes! You Should See Your Physical Therapist First.
When you are in pain, the first reaction is to cancel. This is a common and invalid misconception…”I had a rough weekend or I hurt my back doing (enter activity here) I think I will reschedule my appointment with you today.”
I hear this all too often! Here are some tips on why you should NOT cancel when you are hurting.
- First, Physical Therapists are the muscle and movement experts.
- Second, we know how to make you feel better.
- Third, we can give you tips on how to avoid this pain in the future.
Oregon is a Direct Access State, which means you can skip the Physician and come get your musculoskeletal issues resolved first. A Physical Therapist is trained to identify the need for a Physician referral if your injury is more serious than just a musculoskeletal injury. When in doubt, don’t cancel!