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Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices. All PTs must receive a graduate degree from an accredited physical therapist program before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice.
PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition to this, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes.
The physical therapist will talk to the patient and evaluate their condition by testing joint motion, muscle strength, cardiovascular function, reflexes, and functional skills. At Cutting Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, PC, we believe in treating the whole person, so an analysis of the entire body and how it functions as a whole will be evaluated. If a physician referred the patient, the therapist will review the prescription along with the patient records. After necessary information has been gathered, the physical therapist will design a treatment plan to fit the patient's needs and goals. The therapist and patient work together as a team.
Yes, the state of California continues to require a referral from a physician. However, just as you have your choice in physicians and pharmacists, you also have your choice in physical therapists. Be advised that some physicians have a financial interest in certain clinics and that may be why they specify a particular clinic. Your physician is obligated to disclose this information to you. You can go anywhere you choose, just be aware of your insurance plan, as some plans have different benefits for different providers.
While the goal of physical therapy is to decrease pain and optimize functioning, there may be some discomfort involved, especially in the beginning. Your therapist will plan each treatment session around your symptoms. If you're feeling pain or have decreased pain, please tell the therapist.
Our Newport Beach physical therapy center accepts most major insurance companies. Because there are many different insurance plans, it is your responsibility to understand your personal plan. As a courtesy, we will call your insurance company to check your benefits. You will be responsible for any co-pays, deductibles, and percentages left over that insurance may not cover.
Common conditions that we treat include back and neck pain, shoulder pain, postural dysfunction, headaches, elbow/wrist/hand pain, hip and lower quarter pain, knee pain, foot and ankle pain, weakness, balance impairments, post-operative conditions and total joint replacements.
Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to fill out the necessary paperwork. Also, please have your physician referral and insurance information available, as we will request it. You should dress comfortably for the initial evaluation. Workout/Exercise clothing is the most appropriate, including athletic shoes. If you condition involves the lower extremity, it is necessary to wear shorts so that the area can be visualized effectively.
“Extremely knowledgeable, skillful, personable and compassionate”
“Cutting Edge is one of the best PT clinics in Orange County for a number of reasons”