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.
Jason L. Harris