What makes Tri-Physical Therapy different?
We offer one-on-one, hands on, quality care with our licensed physical therapists for the full 1 hour session. Each patient's treatment plan is customized, incorporating Pilates and myotherapy when appropriate. Our welcoming atmosphere fosters a safe, relaxing, and positive environment to achieve treatment goals.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
From start to finish, you can expect undivided attention with a licensed physical therapist. Your PT will spend your initial evaluation getting to know you, listening to your goals, reviewing any xrays or medical notes you may have, methodically assessing your movement patterns and pinpointing the root causes of your pain. We prioritize patient education and clear communication on what your customized treatment program will look like. In most cases, patients will leave with an easy-to-follow home exercise program and recommended follow-up visits that are designed to get you out of pain and back to living the life you love.
What should I expect from follow-up visits?
You can expect to see the same qualified therapist for a full hour every session. With gains being made weekly, each session will be customized based on your progress. Your PT will use a combination of manual therapy, movement therapy, and education throughout the session. Your commitment to your at-home exercise program and making it to your follow-up visits will make all of the difference. For optimal results, you'll implement what you learn during your sessions throughout your day-to-day activities.
What should I wear?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely and socks that grip when on Pilates equipment. As myotherapy may be part of your treatment, we also suggest bringing a pair of shorts.
How long are the sessions?
The Physical Therapy and Pilates sessions are a full hour with the provider. Massages are available for 60 or 90 minutes.
Why do you use Pilates with Physical Therapy?
Pilates is a comprehensive way to develop the body through core strength, flexibility, balance / coordination, and mind / body awareness. Pilates uses springs to provide resistance. Pilates emphasizes smooth, controlled movement with concentration and proper breathing for muscle alignment and strengthening. Everyone can benefit from Pilates, regardless of age or activity level. It teaches improved posture and proper movement throughout daily activities.
After I am discharged can I keep doing Pilates?
Yes! Our certified Pilates instructor teaches 60-minute private sessions. The Physical Therapists and Pilates instructor communicate freely so that the session is tailored towards you and your body. Our Pilates instructor has rehab-based training to avoid overuse injuries.
Do I need a referral from a physician to see you?
No, Arizona is a direct access state meaning that individuals can seek physical therapy without a referral from a physician. Physical therapists are health care professionals who are trained at a doctoral level to evaluate and treat musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Physical therapists work to improve, restore, and maintain movement and activity so that people of all ages can live at an optimal quality of life. Physical therapists are highly effective at providing alternative treatments to avoid or prolong surgery as well as other pain management techniques without the use of prescription medication. Research indicates that patients who chose physical therapy for low back pain have increased function and decreased pain. Pursuing an exercise program led by a Physical Therapists protects patients against injury and creates life long habits of success.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, Tri-Physical Therapy is an Out-of-Network clinic and we accept all major PPO plans. We are happy to verify your insurance benefits and let you know of any costs up front.
What does out-of network mean?
This means that we do not have a contract with any insurance providers. Often insurance companies have out-of-network physical therapy benefits, making your out of pocket expense is very low. We are happy to verify your individual out-of-network benefits. If you do not of out-of-network benefits, we have a price list for each service that we offer.
Why are you out-of-network?
We are an out-of-network clinic because we want to provide the best care possible by providing treatment decisions that are not influenced by insurance companies. Many “in-network” PT clinics are highly influenced by what insurance companies reimburse. We do not feel comfortable letting insurance companies dictate our treatment sessions. All of our patients receive an individualized plan of care that should not be influenced by what insurance companies reimburse. Our patients receive hands-on, one-on-one care from a Doctor of Physical Therapy for 1 full hour. We know that this makes the difference in quality of care and getting results quicker.
Where should I park?
Tri Physical Therapy has dedicated parking spots for patients, labeled 'Tri-PT ' facing the entrance of the building. Should these parking spots be taken, you are free to park in any unmarked, uncovered parking space.