Physical Therapy in Austin

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy in Austin

One-on-one Physical Therapy benefits people suffering from chronic pain, recovering from injuries or surgery, and taking preventive measures. The PT staff at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine treats cases ranging from postoperative rehabilitation to athletes recovering from sports injuries, and everything in between. Our integrated approach centers around relieving pain while restoring health and function to the body, rather than recommending prescription drugs or surgery. We believe this natural approach is ideal for allowing the body to heal itself while strengthening it against future issues. This has helped countless patients achieve positive outcomes, making us a preferred option for Physical Therapy in Austin.

Depending on the condition we’re treating, Physical Therapy patients usually experience increased strength, range of motion, and functionality in addition to reduced pain and instability. Plans of care generally vary in length and frequency based on the patient’s condition and diagnosis. While some patients see immediate progress, many require a full course of treatment to achieve all the desired results. It is for this reason that we also provide each patient with a post-treatment plan of care to maintain results.

Austin Physical Therapy Clinic

After receiving input from patients during an evaluation, our staff will design a customized treatment plan to meet the patient’s specific rehabilitative goals. Our physical therapists in Austin may utilize several different techniques, including, but not limited to:

Physical therapy patients usually experience increased strength, range of motion, and function, in addition to reduced pain and instability. Most patients treat for at least four weeks before our providers reevaluate them. Treatment plans often vary in length and frequency depending on the diagnosis and the patient’s response to PT. While patients can see a Physical Therapist without a referral in some circumstances, we require referrals for the vast majority. 

We also offer sports training for athletes at all levels. Our staff provides a multi-faceted approach for assisting those who are recovering from sports injuries, training for events, or taking preventative measures for the future. Through sports physical therapy, we have helped athletes from youth to professional levels overcome sports injuries while building back health, strength, and functionality.

According to the Direct Access law, in the state of Texas, physical therapy patients may be evaluated and treated for no more than 15 days without a physician’s referral. Call (512) 442-2727 for more information or to schedule an appointment at our Westlake clinic. Furthermore, you can visit our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment at Austin Preferred.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a referral for Physical Therapy?

A: The Direct Access law allows PT patients to treat without a referral for up to 15 days. However, the majority of our patients treat for at least 30 days and therefore need a physician’s referral. 

Q: Who are the Physical Therapists at Austin Preferred?

A: Sarah Sanchez and Lisa Shaw are the Physical Therapists at our practice. Both providers have DPT degrees and are certified in Dry Needling, among other advanced modalities. 

Q: Does health insurance cover Physical Therapy in Austin?

A:  The majority of health insurance plans cover PT in Austin, which we also offer at the self-pay rate. We also treat patients under Letters of Protection and Worker’s Compensation. 

Q: Why should I choose Austin Preferred for Physical Therapy?

A: In addition to the vast experience and track record of positive outcomes, our Physical Therapists offer a wide range of other services. This allows them to create plans of care with a holistic physical therapy approach, which suits each patient’s specific needs.

Learn why we are among the leaders in Integrative Medicine in Austin.

Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.
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