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What Does “Physical Therapy Near Me” Mean?

When you search physical therapy near me, what are you looking for? Are you searching for a physical therapist who helps anyone, or do you want someone who specializes in what you’re struggling with? Does the skill level of who you are seeing play a factor in where you go? Or is the overall experience – ease of scheduling, rescheduling, and getting your questions answered in a timely manner – most important to you?

The point we are trying to make is that there’s a lot of factors to consider when choosing a physical therapy clinic. What is a good fit for one person may not be a good fit for someone else. And, that’s okay.

Here at Resilience RX, we’re a good fit for people who are looking for the following when they search physical therapy near me

  1. Speciality Treatment for Athletes
  2. Convenience
  3. Relationships
  4. Clinical Excellence

Now, let’s dive a bit deeper into each one of these!

Physical Therapy Near Me – For Athletes

This is the main reason that individuals choose to work with us. We work primarily with people who fall into one of two camps. The first are those who identify with being active to maintain their health as they age and the second are those who identify with being athletes and want to perform. The main nuance is that our clients are often actively seek us out rather than being told to find a physical therapist.

Physical Therapy for Athletes

Dr. Sarah and Dr. Emily are both athletes and understand what it’s like to deal with injuries while competing. When you do a sport, it becomes part of your identity. It can even become your social circle and stress relief. So, when you get injured, it’s not just physical – it’s mental, emotional, and even sometimes spiritual.

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Physical Therapy for Active Individuals

As time has gone on, I’ve shifted my perspective to becoming more of an active individual and less of a competing athlete. It is a mindset that if you would have asked me (Dr. Sarah) ten years ago, I wouldn’t have put myself in. I’m slowly realizing, however, that as we get older, your body doesn’t recover like it used to. Instead of training to win races, lift PRs, and gain a spot on a podium, I’ve switched to training to be able to do things around the house and feel comfortable. Exercise has become less of a competition and more of a way to enjoy life.

Regardless of whether you’re an athlete or an active individual, both Dr. Emily and I have taken a plethora of continuing education classes geared towards helping you stay moving. Your sport or activity may be Burn, CrossFit, running, triathlons, tennis, skiing, (the list goes on). You name it, we’ve learned about it and treated patients who do it.

We firmly believe that this unique combination of professional and personal experience gives us an edge when treating athletes and active individuals. Not only have we learned about it through a professional lens, but we understand what things are supposed to feel like – and what it feels like when things don’t feel right.

Physical Therapy Near Me – Convenience

Most folks don’t label a healthcare experience as “convenient”, but that’s exactly what we try to do at Resilience RX. Here’s a few ways we try to overdeliver –

  • We have “emergency appointment” slots pre-blocked so that if you need to get in, you can get in. There’s no waiting 3-6 weeks to see the doc here!
  • If you reach out to us, you get a response within 24 business hours (and often much sooner).
  • Your preferred communication method is how we communicate with you. There’s no logging into a portal, creating an account, or jumping through hoops.
  • Questions and concerns are welcomed – even outside of your appointment time. Oftentimes what feels confusing or overwhelming to you takes us a minute or two to answer and leaves you clear on the path moving forward.
  • If you don’t reach out with questions, we reach out to you 48 hours after your first appointment. We understand that most questions arise after you have time to let things settle and start trying out some of the tips we showed you.

Recovering from an injury is frustrating enough. There’s no need to make it even more frustrating when it’s overlayed with poor communication and unclear expectations. We minimize this unnecessary stress with clear and concise communication, delivering it in a way that is easiest for you to digest!

Physical Therapy Near Me – Relationship

This is perhaps one of my favorite parts of my job – building relationships with those I work with. Yes, I make an effort to learn what’s causing your pain and why it’s there, but this care extends beyond that. Learning about what makes you tick, who is important in your life, and what you do outside of work is a small snapshot of what we care about at Resilience.

Why do we do this? First, it helps us help you better. When we know what you want to accomplish and your goals, we customize our approach to compliment those goals. Second, it enriches the experience – for you and for us! Most people have ‘a thing’ they love to talk about and once you get them talking, you can learn a ton! Third, it removes the “I’m just a number” aspect that can feel prevalent in healthcare and leaves you feeling like a person. When people feel truly cared for, they get better faster.

Physical Therapy Near Me – Clinical Excellence

Clinical excellence is – unfortunately – getting harder and harder to find in the physical therapy world. When you search “physical therapy near me”, you’re going to find a lot of chain clinics that have a model that’s built on profitability, not results. For obvious reasons, this isn’t on their website, but it’s becoming more prevalent. In fact, we get quite a few unhappy clients from other more popular clinics. We’ve detailed a few of them in this blog post.

In a world that likes to blend in, we do our best to stand out in this manner. Together – at the time of this blog post – Dr. Emily and Dr. Sarah have taken over 770 continuing education hours since graduating. To put that into perspective, a weekend course is typically 16 hours. This means there’s been around 48 weekend courses between the two of them. That’s almost a full year of learning every weekend!

Beyond the Numbers

What truly makes a clinician great though is not how many courses they’ve taken, but how well they understand and apply the principles they’ve learned. Clinical excellence looks like a combination of hands on care and exercise paired with critical thinking. It’s not an easy thing to do, but when it’s done well (and I’d argue we do it very well), it’s amazing how much faster you can see results. Most of our clients leave their very first session already moving and feeling better, and that’s not a claim most can make!

Physical Therapy Near Me – What Are You Looking For?

To recap, there’s a lot of things you can be looking for when you search physical therapy near me. What is important to different individuals varies, but if specialized knowledge in athletics, convenience, relationships, and clinical excellence are important to you, we’re a good fit. If you’re ready to get started, simply click this link!

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