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What does back on track do?

Simply put: we are problem solvers. If you or a family member gets hurt and can’t exercise or compete, we will be your advisor and guide. Oftentimes you may feel confused and conflicted on how to move forward.

You may have many questions. Do you need surgery? Will you need injections or pain medications? Is this something that will fix itself with rest? We will are here to help you find the answers.

We have extensive training in human movement and natural healing. We use exercise and other hands-on approaches to facilitate your bodies own healing. Your body is talking to you and will often tell you what it needs. We will help you hear what your body is telling you.

Returning to sports and exercise requires preparation. Each sport has specific physical requirements and we’ll prepare you for the loads and stresses of running, jumping and hitting.

We also help people who are suffering from chronic aches, pain, and stiffness. The goal is to help them move freely again, to be able to bend and stretch without pain.

What should I expect during physical therapy sessions?

We will start off with a full body evaluation, movement assessment, and hands-on evaluation. This allows us to find out the root cause of your problem.

Then, we will use hands-on treatment such as deep-tissue massage, dry needling or cupping, combined with exercises designed to relax and repair painful areas. We also give you a brief exercise program which will help keep you moving and feeling well, and out of the doctor’s office.

 

How Quickly Should I Expect Results?

There are two ways physical therapy can help: mentally and physically. Any good PT will help relieve your worries. Our team will start by listening to you, hearing your concerns, and then helping you understand what’s happening. Usually this is all complete in the first 10 to 15 minutes of your session!

After we talk through what you’re dealing with, the physical problem needs to be addressed. The time this takes to heal will depend on your age, how long you’ve had the issue, and how severe it is. Typically, people find some sort of comfort and relief within two to four weeks, unless the person would have long-standing problems, a severe injury, or is recovering from surgery.

Don't I need a Referral or prescription?

No. In many states including Ohio, you are not required to see your doctor prior to starting PT. This means that you can get started on the road to recovery faster and for less money than ever before!

We are able to see anyone with or without a physician’s referral. Just give us a call and book an appointment. If you’re willing to invest in your health, you’re very welcome to come see us, and we would LOVE to take great care of you.

How Soon Can I Get In?

Our goal is to get people in within 24 hours, and often times we are able to squeeze people in the same day.

 

How Long is a Treatment Session?

This will depend on your condition. Typically, you should expect a session to run about 45 minutes, give or take a few minutes. If you are a more severe case, it may be a little longer.

 

Do I need a referral from my doctor before attending Physical Therapy?

Physical therapists in Ohio can see patients for 10 visits or 45 days, whichever comes first without a doctor’s referral.

What do I need to wear or bring with me?

You should dress in comfortable, loose clothing that allows you to move easily and doesn’t restrict circulation. Depending on your condition, your physical therapist may also recommend special shoes or a brace. You should also bring any paperwork related to your medical history, including x-rays, ultrasounds, and doctor’s notes.

Is there anything I can do before my appointment to prepare?

Yes! Make sure you arrive for your session well-rested so that you can give it your full attention and energy. It is also helpful if you keep track of how much pain medication (if any) you take prior to the appointment so that the physical therapist can adjust the intensity of treatment accordingly.

How long will my physical therapy sessions last?

Sessions typically last 30-60 minutes depending on your condition and the types of techniques used. Your physical therapist will give you an estimate when you first arrive for your appointment.

Are there any exercises I can do at home between appointments to help improve my condition?

Yes! Your physical therapist may provide specific exercise recommendations for you to try in between visits, which will help speed up your recovery and progress faster toward reaching your goals. It’s important to follow these carefully and always check with your PT before starting a new exercise program if you have any questions or concerns.

What if I have questions after my physical therapy session?

Your physical therapist should be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment plan before and after each visit. You can also contact the clinic directly for further assistance. We want you to get the most out of every session!

Will insurance cover my physical therapy?

It depends on your insurance plan. Most plans cover some or all of the costs associated with physical therapy, but you should check with your provider to determine coverage and any associated fees.

How often will I need to attend physical therapy sessions?

The frequency of visits will depend on your individual goals and condition, but typically it is recommended that patients attend 2-3 times per week for a minimum of 4-6 weeks in order to maximize results. Your therapist will provide more details during your initial appointment.

How long will it take for me to see results?

Every person’s situation is unique; therefore the amount of time needed to reach goals varies. With commitment and dedication from both you and your physical therapist, you can expect to start seeing results within a few weeks. The more positive lifestyle changes you make, the faster your progress will be!

Will my physical therapist be able to answer any questions I have about my condition?

Yes! Your physical therapist should be available to discuss any concerns or questions you have regarding your condition or treatment plan. Don’t hesitate to bring up any issues that may arise during the course of therapy.

What if I feel too much pain during a session?

If at any time during your physical therapy session you experience increased pain, it’s important to let your therapist know so they can adjust the intensity or technique as necessary. Your therapist will work with you to make sure that treatment is comfortable and effective for you

How will I know when I no longer need physical therapy?

Your physical therapist should be able to provide guidance on when it is appropriate to stop attending physical therapy sessions based on your progress, goals, and overall health status. It’s important to listen to your therapist and continue with treatment until they feel you are ready to move on.

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CUPPING
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DRY NEEDLING
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EXERCISE PROGRAMS
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IASTM
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MANUAL THERAPY

ORTHOPEDIC THERAPY
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PHYSICAL THERAPY
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RUNNING ANALYSIS
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SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION
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SPORTS REHABILITATION
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THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE
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VESTIBULAR THERAPY