How to find a Neuro Physical Therapist
Important: for the best care and results, see a therapist who specializes in your condition! You wouldn’t see an eye doctor for a heart condition! Right?! It is worth it to find a therapist who specializes in your condition whether it is MS, PD, concussion, vertigo, or anything neurological!
1. Look for a PT who is board certified or has experience working with individuals with neurologic conditions. A board-certified neurologic physical therapist will have the initials “NCS” after his or her name, which stands for Neurologic Certified Specialist. These therapists have received concentrated training in neurology and have passed a really challenging credentialing exam given by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
Use the ABPTS website – abpts.org – and click on the “find a specialist” link to find an NCS in your area. http://www.abpts.org/FindaSpecialist/
You can also use the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) website – apta.org. Find a specialty physical therapist in your area by clicking on “Find a PT” at the top of the page.
2. Seek recommendations from support groups or patient forums: Join support groups or online forums for people with neurologic conditions. You can ask for recommendations from others who have experience with neurologic physical therapists.
3. Contact local physical therapy clinics: Reach out to physical therapy clinics near you and ask about their experience in treating neurologic conditions. Inquire if they have specialized therapists in neurologic physical therapy or know of other clinics that do.
4. Schedule consultations: Once you have potential therapists in mind, schedule consultations or initial appointments. Use these meetings to discuss your condition, ask questions about their expertise, and determine if you feel comfortable working with them.
Interested in learning more about the therapy team at Engage Therapy & Wellness who can help you get back to living life? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-810-2423 with any questions.