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Physical Therapy is Essential. Pain is Not.
Altitude Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine is the largest private practice physical therapy group in Colorado. We have grown to five thriving clinics throughout the Denver and Boulder area over the past 25 plus years by providing excellent patient care, evidence based treatments, and honest empathy for our patients.
Why Physical Therapy?
We have seen firsthand how physical therapy extends well beyond assisting with injuries or post-surgery treatments. A common misconception is that PT only treats these specific areas, when in fact the benefits are numerous. Using a variety of techniques, PT strengthens muscles, bones/joints, and promotes cardiovascular health which aids in flushing bacteria, viruses, and harmful pollutants out of the lungs and body overall. PT also helps reduce inflammation that is common with infections and improves fatigue.
Colorado is a "DIRECT ACCESS" state. This means that legislation in Colorado was passed allowing licensed physical therapists to evaluate and treat patients without first seeing a physician. Likewise as a “Direct Access” patient you do not need a prescription from your physician to receive out-patient physical therapy. However, some insurance plans do require you to have a prescription from your physician in order for outpatient physical therapy services to be covered and paid for by the insurance carrier.
As a “DIRECT ACCESS” provider physical therapists can truly provide direct access for diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities related to movement functionality. Physical therapists are experts in proficiently evaluating a patient's musculoskeletal condition; and if appropriate, safely and effectively treating the patient. Physical therapists are highly-trained healthcare professionals, educated at the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate level with extensive clinical training. Physical therapists have a proven track record of effectively treating millions of patients.
Physical therapists are also well-qualified to recognize when patients demonstrate conditions that should be evaluated by other healthcare professionals. We will suggest a referral to other health care professionals if necessary. In addition, with your permission, we will send our results to your physician and will work in conjunction with him/her.
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