Physical therapy isn’t just for people who have undergone surgery or suffered an injury. While physical therapists do help patients with recovery and rehabilitation, physical therapy can also serve as a form of preventive care and as treatment. MANA patients looking for physical therapy in Northwest Arkansas should contact MANA Physical Therapy. Having a physician and physical therapists in the same network offers advantages that improve the quality of care that you receive.
What does a physical therapist do?
The bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons in your body work together as a unit. This is known as the musculoskeletal system. Physical therapy aims to improve the patient’s quality of life through diagnosis, management, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
Physical therapy includes rehabilitation after an injury, recovery after surgery, treatment for various health problems, and delaying or preventing symptoms from chronic health problems such as arthritis or chronic pain. A physical therapist can also help patients regain movement, mobility, and fitness, and improve or re-establish function.
In some cases, physical therapy can serve as an alternative to surgery or medication.
Physical therapy implements exercise, stretching, heat and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, neurological therapy, ultrasound, manipulation, traction, and other techniques to treat a wide range of conditions.
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sciatic pain
- Joint pain
- Arthritis management
- Injury recovery
- Surgery recovery
- Management for neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis
- Stroke recovery
- Vertigo and balance problems
- Gait problems
Why choose MANA Physical Therapy?
MANA Physical Therapy is the best choice for MANA patients in Northwest Arkansas because of the collaboration between a physician and a physical therapist.
Typically, primary care physicians and physical therapists work independently of one another. While the doctor and PT may send information between offices, there are gaps in communication and missing information. This puts the responsibility on the patient to relay health information between the two parties.
However, MANA patients who visit MANA Physical Therapy benefit from having a primary care physician and physical therapist in the same network.
The physical therapists at MANA Physical Therapy work directly with your MANA physician. They seek counsel with your doctor, report your progress, and really compare notes. This is done through direct face-to-face communication. They also have access to MANA patient records, medical images (such as X-ray and MRI), and other important medical information.
This improves the overall quality of care that you receive. You get a custom physical therapy program designed to meet your specific needs.
Physical therapy in Northwest Arkansas
We encourage patients of Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas needing physical therapy to consider MANA Physical Therapy.
MANA Physical Therapy Fayetteville
3344 North Futrall Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fax Referrals to (479) 521-1843
MANA Physical Therapy Springdale
636 W Sunset Ave, Suite C
Springdale, AR 72762
Fax referrals to (479) 332-6411
Your insurance plan may require a referral from your physician, so talk to your doctor about a referral.