FAQ Current Patients
A prescription or referral for physical therapy is not required for you to be seen in our practice; you can call us to make an appointment right now.
Having quick or immediate access to your physical therapist can often be the difference between your condition being acute or temporary and chronic.
You do not need to wait a week or more to be seen in our office. Often we have appointments available the same day or within 24hrs.
We encourage you to call us immediately if you experience an injury, have a problem you want us to help you solve, an upcoming activity your concerned you won’t be able to do or…
you have decided you no longer want to deal with the pain or are tired of waiting for it to finally go away.
Every one of our patients is treated as a unique individual. We address your whole body, not just the part that hurts or is injured. Our goal is to understand exactly what is going on, the root cause of the problem and why it’s important to you for us to help you solve the issue. You will be prescribed a specific treatment plan which is designed to address the problems responsible for your pain and symptoms and help you return to an active life as soon as possible.
Physical Therapy is not a “quick fix” and you should expect to put in some work, however many people do feel relief within their 1st few visits. Most people experience a change or significant difference within 3 to 5 treatments and we typically have work to do even once your pain and symptoms have subsided because our goal is to help you become stronger and more resilient to this ever happening again.
It is impossible to predict the exact number of visits you will need as everyone’s individual challenges are unique. Our typical patient is seen approximately for 1 visit a week, for about 5-10 visits and we’ll know more specifically once we see you in the clinic.
Every patient is taught how to treat themselves at home using self-treatment techniques, modified yoga poses, activity modification strategies and corrective exercise. You will receive a personalized treatment program for treatment and long term prevention of your condition so you can stay fite, healthy, and mobile without needing more pain medications, injections or surgery.
For physical therapy patients, it is important to have access to visibly examine, palpate and treat your body, muscles and tissues directly. Please bring with you a pair of loose comfortable shorts and female patients should bring a sleeveless shirt, tank top, or swim suit top to change into when you arrive.
For Oakland: Yes, FREE parking is located behind Truve (the wellness facility we practice out of). You can enter the parking lot through 24th street. Upon entering, let the parking attendant know that you are here for “Truve” and they will provide you with a free parking pass.
For Des Moines: Park anywhere in the large lot right outside the clinic