Thursday, March 13, 2008

I thought I would share some resources on how to find a Physical Therapist in your area. The yellow pages is an Ok place to start. Asking a friend or you primary care provider whom they'd recommend is another option. For those that can't or don't want to use these options, there are a few tools on the internet that will help you:

  • Find a Physical Therapist - A search engine provided by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). It lists physical therapists via a specific radius from a given zip code. You can also filter by specialty (orthopaedics, geriatrics, etc). Limited as only members of the APTA are listed - but...would you want a PT that doesn't participate in their professional organization anyways?
  • Find a Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist - The American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) provides a tool to find physical therapists that have advanced training, via a fellowship, in orthopeadic manual therapy. While all PT's use manual therapy in some form, these PT's have demonstrated advanced skill and knowledge with it's use.
Good luck with your search!

Jason L. Harris


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