The days of needing to wait for a doctor visit in order to see what's going on are over. Thankfully, you don't have to wait weeks for an appointment, as your pain gets worse, all to arrive at the doctor and they say one of the following:
1. Just rest and ice it and it will get better in a couple of weeks (thanks doc, not like I haven't been doing that........)
2. Here, take these pills and that should get it better soon
3. Just don't do that (insert activity) anymore. You're getting old and that's why. (Who wants to be told that their age is why they can't do stuff anymore? I know I sure as hell don't to).
4. Go to Physical Therapy
PT is certainly one of the best options out there to figure out what's really going on and provide a viable solution to your pain (other than rest and ice).
That's the beauty of Direct Access PT, which is available to you across the USA.
What's Direct Access?
Simple. It means you can go right to a PT without the need for a doctor referral and get started to address your symptoms ASAP by a qualified professional who is trained in dealing with pain and symptoms like yours.
I know at our clinic, this option is utilized almost exclusively by our patients and they are able to get their pains addressed fast and don't have delay times with the potential for worsening of symptoms.
So if you are waiting for your doctor and don't want things to get worse.......
Go to a trusted PT in your area and get started on a path back to an active and healthy lifestyle before you let it slip away.
Dr. Peter Dionisopoulos is the owner and founder of Dynamic Performance & Rehab. He has worked with many high-level athletes and military personnel, but his true passion is to help active adults maintain their lifestyle by providing information and potential solutions to their aches and pains so they can continue with the activities they love.