Is Physical Therapy Right For You?

Is Physical Therapy Right For You?

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Is Physical Therapy right for you?

Physical therapy is often thought to be something a doctor has to recommend, which is not the case. Whether you have a doctor referral, insurance or no insurance at all people have direct access to get physical therapy for a multitude of health issues. Physical Therapists are highly educated individuals who work with all types of people to help restore mobility and decrease pain. From the weekend warrior to the professional athlete, everyone should have a physical therapist, just like they do a family doctor.

Most people don’t think of seeing their physical therapist, like they think of seeing their family physician.  But why not?  It’s not only for recovery and therapy, but it’s also used by many people for preventative treatment and performance training. This is highly popular with athletes who don’t want to sit on the bench. Physical Therapists are highly skilled in treating everything from back pain and concussions, to headaches, TMJ dysfunctionsports injuries, and more. Often times their treatment can help decrease the need for surgery or even long-term use of medications.  Nobody likes to waste money, especially on healthcare so it’s important to ask yourself:

4 Questions To Help Determine If You Need Physical Therapy?

  1. Have you had dull pain in the same area of your body for over three days, despite icing and resting?
  2. Did you have specific acute injury?
  3. Do you have pain which prevents you from doing things throughout your day?
  4. Do you have pain or a medical condition which cannot be controlled by medication or do not want to take medication for your condition?

If you have answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you should see your physical therapist. You can click below to see a list of our services here at OSI Physical Therapy.

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Did you know that OSI has proven outcomes with real life data, showing they can help you get better, faster!  It is my hope that someday if people are having a bone, muscle, or a movement problem that their first thought would be to see their physical therapist.  There is a great bond you can form with your PT, allowing them to understand your life and what is important to you, so they can help you live pain free. It is something I don’t want anyone to miss out on! Feel free to shoot me an email with questions or comments at

– Kaitlen

Kaitlen Gullicksrud, Athletic Trainer at OSI Physical Therapy

Kaitlen Gullicksrud

Kaitlen Gullicksrud

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