Debunking Physical Therapy Myths

August 20, 2021

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Physical therapy is one of the most popular treatments in Tampa, Florida. This technique is used to alleviate pain and discomfort, improve or restore mobility, and accelerate recovery from injuries and other health conditions. However, there are still misconceptions that discourage some people from getting physical therapy treatments. And today, we will debunk these myths. Read on.

Myth #1: Physical Therapy Is Painful 

Physical therapy treatments aim to alleviate your unbearable pain and discomfort. At The Right Spinal Clinic, we focus on your long-term recovery. Our Tampa Bay physical therapists can work within your pain tolerance to help you heal and restore or improve mobility and function.


Depending on the severity of your injury or condition, it may take some time to experience the improvement. You may also feel some discomfort in your first few sessions, but you will notice significant results in time.


Myth #2: Physical Therapy Is Only for Accidents & Injuries 

Physical therapy goes beyond routine exercises or conditioning weak muscles after an injury or surgery. Our Tampa physical therapists are also professionally trained in evaluating and identifying possible risks that can lead to more severe injuries or disabling conditions. Additionally, our therapists can also customize your program tailored to suit your condition and fitness goals.

Myth #3: Any Health Care Professional Can Perform Physical Therapy

This is another common misconception about physical therapy. Keep in mind that qualified physical therapists have undergone special training. They also need to obtain a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and pass the National Physical Therapy Exams (NPTE ) to become a licensed physical therapist.

Myth #4: Physical Therapy Is Not Covered by Insurance 

Physical therapy treatments are usually covered by your insurance because they actually improve your health and reduce medical expenses at the same time. The Right Spinal Clinic’s PT programs have helped countless patients with their recovery and we accept most major health insurance plans.

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