If you have a credit on your account, do not worry. We will mail you a check!
You might be asking- how can I pay my bill? If you are still a patient with us, you can simply pay your bill when you come in for your appointment!
If you are no longer a patient with us and you have a balance on your account, we will notify you by emailing you a notification and an invoice. This makes it easy to pay online instantly. So check your email and your spam folder! If you do not have an email you can mail a check or come into the clinic during business hours.
The best thing to do for your back pain, if you are worried about it coming back again in the future, is to complete all 3 phases of healing.
1. Phase One is where you focus on getting rid of the pain, numbness, and tingling.
2. Phase Two is where you focus on getting normal movement back and full strength.
3. Phase Three is where you go back to previous activities you want to do.
Most people we work with in the clinic for back pain do the exercises at least once per day…every day
One of the best programs you can move on to once you complete the 3 Phases of Healing for your back pain is a consistent walking program. People who walk every day have less risk of reinjuring their back and having back pain.
Our model at APT focuses on highly skilled, hands-on physical therapists, a table, and some basic exercise equipment (a simple ball, exercise bands, body-weight) so you can do your exercises at home or on the road if traveling.
Most people who complete the 3 Phases of healing (meaning they no longer have pain, motion, and strength are back to normal, and they’re back to doing what they normally do without pain)…they have a minimal chance the pain will return. The stronger a person is, the less likely symptoms will return.
Most people we see in the clinic see improvements in 1-2 weeks. If you go longer than 2 weeks without feeling better or moving better…you may be wrong about the cause of your back pain regardless of what your x-ray or MRI shows.
It depends…it depends on YOU.
In general, it takes 4-8 weeks to go through the first 2 phases of healing (no pain, all movement, and strength back to normal).
It may take another 1-4 months to get back to all activities you want to do…depending on how active you are. This is the 3rd phase of healing.
Dry Needling does not hurt but may cause bruising or soreness after treatment.
Dry Needling takes about 15 min per area. You can incorporate Dry Needling into your Plan of Care for quick relief from pain.