When to ask a physical therapist
When you have a problem that limits your movement or physical activity, a physical therapist can help. Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals. They are the providers of choice to restore function and movement for people with many conditions, including those affecting muscles, joints, bones, or nerves. Physical therapists help people safely manage pain and recover from injury, illness, or surgery. They also can help you prevent and improve many chronic conditions. Some physical therapists also offer fitness and wellness services.
But health care can seem expensive, and you may have concerns about whether your insurance will cover your visits. Whatever your reason for needing physical therapy, knowing how to access care is helpful. It also is important to understand how payment for physical therapist services works.