And Take Back Your Life!

Try Our Hill DT™ Spinal Decompression program For Fast Results.

And Take Back Your Life!


Try Our Hill DT™ Spinal Decompression program For Fast Results.

Trusted by 5,000+ Patients And Doctors.

How It Works

Our proven process toward getting your spine health back.

  • Step 1: Assess

    We’ll examine your spine, take measurements and determine the best spinal decompression settings to use for quick and safe healing.

  • Step 3: Implement

    Your treatment begins and we take it from here. Using your customized plan, we begin treatment with the Hill DT™ decompression table and other recommended treatments.

  • Step 2: Customize

    Using our assessment data, we'll customize a program that fits your budget, your schedule and reaches your goals.

  • Step 4: Track Progress

    While going through your rehab journey, we make daily assessments to ensure we're on the right path, progressing towards your goals, by the expected date outlined in your custom plan.

  • Assess

    Your treatment begins and we take it from here. Using your customized plan, we begin treatment with the Hill DT™ decompression table and other recommended treatments.

  • Customize

    Using our assessment data, we'll customize a program that fits your budget, your schedule and reaches your goals.

  • Implement

    Your treatment begins and we take it from here. Using your customized plan, we begin treatment with the Hill DT™ decompression table and other recommended treatments.

  • Track Progress

    While going through your rehab journey, we make daily assessments to ensure we're on the right path, progressing towards your goals, by the expected date outlined in your custom plan.

Features

Our Hill DT™ Spinal Decompression program benefits & features
Check-In Express™
We get you in the clinic in record time! Let US deal with the headache of getting all the normal requirements in place before starting physical therapy, such as scripts, health insurance and authorizations – so you don’t have to.
4-Phase Recovery
Know exactly where you are in the healing process using our easy-to-understand 4-Phase Recovery model in our Back To Normal™ physical therapy program.
Covered By Health Insurance
Our Back To Normal physical therapy program is fully covered by most all major health insurance carriers. Save your money while getting back to full health!
Treatment By Doctors
Your recovery program and customized plan will be developed and implemented by a doctor of physical therapy.
Advanced Technology
We use the latest technology to assist in your recovery, leading to quicker healing time and better results.
Complimentary Follow Up
We don't just get you better and leave you to fend for yourself. We provide a free visit 60 days after your final session - free of charge!

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Who It's For...

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The Health Nut

If you believe in natural healing and have a holistic mindset, we'd love to work with you. We follow a natural approach so we all rely less on taking pain pills, enduring painful injections, or risking surgery.

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The Retiree

Retirement shouldn't be spent with nagging joints and muscle pain. Let us fix that for you so you can enjoy your best years!

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The Athlete
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As an athlete, staying at peak performance isn't easy without suffering injury. We'll help you get rid of nagging sports injuries that only slow you down - and get you back in the game!

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The Hard Worker

Don't let injury come between you and providing for your family. We love helping local hard working people perform well and excel at their jobs!

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The Health Nut

If you believe in natural healing and have a holistic mindset, we'd love to work with you. We follow a natural approach so we all rely less on taking pain pills, enduring painful injections, or risking surgery.

Learn More
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The Retiree

Retirement shouldn't be spent with nagging joints and muscle pain. Let us fix that for you so you can enjoy your best years!

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The Athlete
Learn More

As an athlete, staying at peak performance isn't easy without suffering injury. We'll help you get rid of nagging sports injuries that only slow you down - and get you back in the game!

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The Hard Worker

Don't let injury come between you and providing for your family. We love helping local hard working people perform well and excel at their jobs!

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What Others Are Saying...

This was my first time for physical therapy at Borja. I am looking forward to my future visits. What I liked most of all was the one on one client. This is the first physical therapist that I have gone to that explains everything of what’s happening with your back and hips, explains what to expect and stays with you. Hope to post more good reviews in the future.
Susan S.
Susan S.
I had partial knee replacement surgery, Even though Dr. and staff are familiar with these cases, they still observed my history and concerns because everybody's bodies are different. They are working and taking care of each area with personal care, I am very pleased with their care and explaining to me what they are doing and the whys. So glad I chose them to take care of my 75 year old body.
Diane L.
Diane L.
I went to Borja Physical Therapy for the first time and was happy with my experience. The staff was pleasant. The clinic itself is clean and made me feel at ease. Dr Borja constantly talked with me during my session explaining my problems and what he was doing to begin correcting my issues. At the end of my session I felt relieved and confident that this was going to work for me. I'm looking... forward to my next appointment.read more
Pauline H.
Pauline H.
I had an excellent visit with Dr Alex Borja! The evening after my first treatment I slept all night, without being suddenly awakened by back pain or burning in my legs. The following morning my lower back felt loose, limber and I could move about much more freely. My hips felt much better and I felt minimal discomfort. My children noticed I walked more naturally. I look forward to doing the... daily exercises that the Dr. prescribed for me, and strengthening my core and lower back. Thanks so much Dr. Borja.read more
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I am a veteran of several rehabs, and by far this place has been the best to deal with on all aspects. Jamie was my 1st contact and unlike all big places, she took my info and had the insurance set up and me ready to get my eval with in 45 mins of me talking with her.Dr.Borjas evaluation of me and his confidence of being able to really help me get back to a close to normal put my mind at ease. I... am starting my 2nd week of therapy and it’s been enjoyable working with Dr. Borja and Jamie. I get in right away the clinic is clean and the equipment well maintained. I have a great deal of rehab in front of me, inoperable rotator cuff tear ect but I have full belief I will be able to return to work in better physical condition. I highly recommend Dr. Borja and his clinic to all who like one on one rehab and to be treated like a human and not a number. I waited a couple weeks in to gauge this clinic and it has warmed the 5 star rating hands down!read more
Bernie J.
Bernie J.
My experience was a good one.I was greeted pleasantly and seen right away by Dr. Alex himself, he was intelligent gentle used great care to cause my no more pain but still showed me ways to work out the pain I have and learn to use my arm again after rotator cuff surgery. I would recommend you to this place for Thearphy
Joanne G.
Joanne G.
Today I had a consult with Dr. Alex. He was amazing. He explained to me my proposed plan of care, as well as answered any questions that I had. I look forward to allowing Dr. Alex to aid me in my healing journey. I have been to a few consults, and have decided to select Dr. Alex based upon his knowledge of my injury and willingness to explain... I will follow up with an update after a few... sessions. I plan to start next week. So far so good!read more
Cheri
Cheri
It is a great experience at Borja ! Jamie is awesome!..Dr.Alex is amazing, and very professional ..He tries to understand the problem and help me walkthrough the reason for my pain. He is very knowledgeable. Now I am getting better on my shoulder pain. I am very happy and excited to get better very soon!!Definitely recommend Borja physical therapy!
Hemolata L.
Hemolata L.
Upon my first visit I was greeted promptly. I was pleased with the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. The clinic is very pleasant and well maintained. I am hopeful with the plan that has been created for my physical therapy.
Brenda G.
Brenda G.
I've had my first meeting with Dr. Alex and my initial apprehension was completely gone after his thorough and comprehensive session. I've had this reoccurring problem ,so I've experienced physical therapy before , but I am really impressed by his knowledge and understanding of my back problem. I can't wait to start my treatments and start feeling like myself again. I will also follow up on this... review after my treatments are complete. Rob Kachorek.read more
Hedie & Rob K.
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We're On A Mission

It's a simple, but powerful mission: We want to help 10,000 people improve their quality of life through natural healing and lead a more active lifestyle by the year 2025.

If we achieve this goal, we will completely change the lives of many local neighbors in the community: we'll save on unnecessary medical costs on opioids and surgeries, improve the economy of the community by keeping people pain free and working and improve your quality of life and give health providers a trusted source to eliminate pain naturally.

It's an important mission, and it's one we're committed to because we sincerely believe it can change the world.

But we need your help.

Our goal with our Back To Normal™ and Weight Loss One™ programs are to work with a select group of people who understand what we do at Borja PT, and seeking to actively participate in improving their quality of life and take part in creating a happier, healthier community.

So if you share in this vision...if the idea of HELPING 10,000 people make a meaningful change in their lives, then get started today. We'd love to meet you.

It's a simple, but powerful mission: We want to help 10,000 people improve their quality of life through natural healing and lead a more active lifestyle by the year 2025.

If we achieve this goal, we will completely change the lives of many local neighbors in the community: we'll save on unnecessary medical costs on opioids and surgeries, improve the economy of the community by keeping people pain free and working and improve your quality of life and give health providers a trusted source to eliminate pain naturally.

It's an important mission, and it's one we're committed to because we sincerely believe it can change the world.

But we need your help.

Our goal with our Back To Normal™ and Weight Loss One™ programs are to work with a select group of people who understand what we do at Borja PT, and seeking to actively participate in improving their quality of life and take part in creating a happier, healthier community.

So if you share in this vision...if the idea of HELPING 10,000 people make a meaningful change in their lives, then get started today. We'd love to meet you.

We're On A Mission

It's a simple, but powerful mission: We want to help 10,000 people improve their quality of life through natural healing and lead a more active lifestyle by the year 2025.

If we achieve this goal, we will completely change the lives of many local neighbors in the community: we'll save on unnecessary medical costs on opioids and surgeries, improve the economy of the community by keeping people pain free and working and improve your quality of life and give health providers a trusted source to eliminate pain naturally.

It's an important mission, and it's one we're committed to because we sincerely believe it can change the world.

But we need your help.

Our goal with our Back To Normal™ and Weight Loss One™ programs are to work with a select group of people who understand what we do at Borja PT, and seeking to actively participate in improving their quality of life and take part in creating a happier, healthier community.

So if you share in this vision...if the idea of HELPING 10,000 people make a meaningful change in their lives, then get started today. We'd love to meet you.

Heal Naturally Without The Pain Pills, Injections Or Surgery...

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A Message From Our Founder

Dr. Alex Borja
Founder And Physical Therapist At Borja Physical Therapy & Weight Loss Clinic

Be honest...How would you describe your current injury or limitation?

Painful? Persistent? Aggravating? Nagging?

Well if you said anything other than, "100% better" you've come to the right place. Assuming you've started to look into how to help yourself online, it's likely you've tried to stretch, use heat packs or cold packs, try exercises and purchased an item promising to rid your pain.

...without necessarily knowing what works and what can cause more harm.

You're busy and trying to get rid of this pain fast. But is your injury really getting any better?

Are the steps you've taken so far getting any MEANINGFUL results that would allow you to return to any and all activities you need to do - pain free?

When I asked myself this question after suffering an injury in 2008, I too was "spinning my wheels" and not getting anywhere.

Ready To Heal Your Spine?

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Select the single best choice. If multiple apply, select the most painful part of your spine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! In fact, our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to self-heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. Here is why you should choose Borja Physical Therapy.

Expertise

When you come to Borja PT, you’ll know you’re getting the best care. Believe it or not, when doctors need a physical therapist, they come here. Not to mention, they send their closest friends & family as well. For that reason, we pride ourselves on caring for the people that you love most.

Choose Borja Physical Therapy

Above all else, we aim to provide the community with helpful expert advice and care. We use proven methods for managing pain, such as through workshops, speaking events, and more. In other words, Dr. Borja uses his personal experiences and knowledge to provide the best care possible.

Open Access

Customer experience is one of our core values, so we make it easy for you to get instant access to our services. That is, without the usual barriers! Our unique programs allow for faster service. No script, no paperwork, and no payment are required to come in and try us first! And the result? Less work and headaches, and, best of all, more time to reach your goals!

When you decide to begin physical therapy, our billing department will verify your insurance as a courtesy to you. At Borja PT, we accept all major health insurance carriers, as well as auto insurance and Worker’s Compensation companies.

For the purpose of physical therapy treatment, some major health insurance carriers we accept:

  • AAA
  • Aetna
  • Allstate
  • Auto-Owners
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan / Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Complete
  • Cofinity
  • Hanover
  • HAP
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Meridian
  • National General
  • Nationwide
  • OneCall
  • Progressive Auto
  • State Farm
  • The Hartford
  • Theramatrix
  • TriCare
  • United Health Care Community
  • United Health Care
  • UMR
  • Wellcare
  • …And Many More

If your insurance isn’t listed, however, please call our office to speak with our team.

They will be able to look into your primary health insurance policy. As well as any auto insurance policy, Workers Comp claim, and any secondary health insurance policies you may have too.

Authoritative

Our published works have helped so many. In fact, they have been featured in books, news publications, and even online articles as well. Not to mention, the helpful guides created specifically by Dr. Borja himself.

Dr. Borja and the team regularly perform in-person demonstrations, such as seminars and workshops. They provide high informative value to local families, doctors, nurses, massage therapists, and medical professionals. Not only that, but they encourage and educate fellow physical therapists as well. As a result, Borja Physical Therapy has become the authority in helping those in pain get back to living life.

Click here to learn more about choosing the right physical therapy clinic for you.

Finding a good physical therapy clinic you can trust is tricky. Similarly, it can also take a lot of diligent effort too. Above all else, you should look for a clinic that provides helpful expert advice and care. Here are 3 stages to consider when looking to choose a physical therapy clinic:

  1. The Research Test
  2. The Call Test
  3. The Service Test

The Research Test

The Research Test is where you’ll start when thinking about finding that perfect physical therapy clinic for you. It involves mostly online activity. It’s also the most time-friendly of the 3 tests as well. Basically, you’re seeing how potential clinics represent themselves online. For example, the areas you’ll want to look into are:

Choose A Physical Therapy Clinic

The Call Test

The Call Test is exactly what it sounds like. You’re calling the potential clinics you’ve narrowed down from step 1 to see if they make the cut. During the call, you’ll want to look for things like:

  • Tone: Initial Friendliness
  • On-Hold Time
  • Concern Towards You Rather Than Money
  • Scheduling Availability
  • Licensed Therapists

The Service Test

The Service Test is where you attend your first session to see if they are the right clinic for you. From the time you open the door to the time you step foot back outside, you’ll want to review things. For example:

  • Greeted Immediately Upon Entering The Clinic
  • Initial Impression Of Cleanliness
  • Wait Time Before Being Seen
  • Thoroughness Of The Evaluation
  • Therapist’s Expected Goals And Course Of Action

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! In fact, our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to self-heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery.

Customer experience is one of our core values, so we make it easy for you to get instant access to our services. That is, without the usual barriers! Our unique programs allow for faster service. No script, no paperwork, and no payment are required to come in and try us first! And the result? Less work and headaches, and, best of all, more time to reach your goals! Click here to learn more about why you should choose Borja Physical Therapy.

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! In fact, our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to self-heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. Our clinic offers a private changing room that you may use if you need to change your clothes before your session. So, how should you dress for your physical therapy sessions?

We encourage our patients to wear looser clothing, such as workout clothes, to their sessions. This allows the therapist to easily access your injury. It also doesn’t restrict your movements during your sessions.

How Should You Dress

For injuries such as knee or upper thigh injuries, the therapist may suggest wearing shorts in order to reach the site of injury, while not restricting movement or causing discomfort from rolling up the pant leg.

We offer private, secure areas to keep your belongings next to each treatment table. We recommend arriving a few minutes before your scheduled appointment so you have time to change. This helps to make sure you spend your time working with the physical therapist.

To learn more about what to expect at your first physical therapy appointment, click here.

We strive to make every patient feel valued and well taken care of.  Physical Therapy is a tool. It’s a pathway to get you to your goals. Our highly trained staff members at Borja Physical Therapy work to do their best to make your experience pleasant. So, will your insurance cover physical therapy? Let’s discuss this some more!

Insurance Cover Physical Therapy

Will Your Insurance Cover Physical Therapy?

Typically, most insurance companies offer some level of coverage for physical therapy under each of their plans. That level of coverage can vary between each policy, however.

When it comes to plan and network types, you’re looking at the type of services that are covered in your plan. As well as the doctors you are allowed to see. These can either be in or out of network. Some plan types let you see any doctor. Other plans can limit your choices or charge you more to see out of network providers. 

The different plan types include HMOs, PPOs, POSs, and EPOs. Each plan type has a different amount of freedom for choosing providers.

Depending on your plan, you may have to meet a deductible, pay a copay, or physical therapy may be covered in full at 100% by your insurance company.

Typically a policy will have a deductible, coinsurance or copayment, and an out of pocket maximum. Although every plan is different and may not have each of these, it’s important to understand them and how they work. It’s especially useful when it comes time to choose future health care plans.

Deductibles

A deductible is an amount you owe before your plan begins to pay. 

The deductible may not apply to all health care services that you need. You may not need to pay for services like PT or chiropractic care. In these cases, the insurance company will pay some or all of the bill.

Coinsurance

A coinsurance is a percentage of the costs you are responsible for paying after you’ve met your deductible.

Coinsurance amounts can be different depending on the type of service. There may be 10% coinsurance for chiropractic visits and 20% coinsurance for exam visits. Some services may not require coinsurance at all.

Copayment

A copayment (or copay) is a dollar amount you pay for health care services. Copays are due after you’ve paid your deductible.

Most plans have some sort of copay for one or more services. Each service has a different copay. You may have a $30 copay for doctor visits, but a $50 copay for lab tests. Some services may not require a copay at all.

Out Of Pocket Max 

The out-of-pocket maximum (OOPM) is the most you will ever have to pay during a policy period. Your deductible, coinsurance, and copays go toward your OOPM. Once you have met this amount, the insurance company will pay 100% of all remaining covered services for that year. 

The OOPM does not include your monthly premiums. Think of your premium like paying for a gym membership. You pay $29.99 a month to use the gym. Your premium is the monthly payments you make each month to your insurance company to have healthcare coverage. 

Know Your Coverage

As a courtesy, our Billing Department will verify your insurance benefits. If you do not have in network medical benefits, please speak with our billing coordinator to discuss self-pay options. There is no payment plan option for self-pay patients.

It is VERY important for each patient to know their individual benefits so unexpected balances do not occur. The Borja PT Billing Department files with many insurances that offer several different plans. Therefore, the patient must make sure their benefits are accurate.

Workers Compensation/Motor Vehicle Accidents

Additionally, we are happy to treat patients with personal injury or motor vehicle accident claims. The billing department will need certain information to verify each claim prior to service. For example, they will need the claim number, adjuster’s name, and contact phone number. As well as the claim mailing address. 

Should the Workers Comp or Auto company deny your claims, the claims will then be submitted to your Medical Insurance. If you do not have medical insurance, however, the balance will become your responsibility.  Please let us know if you have an attorney involved, along with their name and phone number as well.

For more information about our financial policy, click here.

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to self-heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. So, can physical therapy help back pain? The answer is yes!

Can Physical Therapy Help Back Pain?

Physical Therapy Help Back Pain

Back pain is an extremely serious problem. It can significantly affect your mobility and limit your function. Physical therapy is a proven and effective way to control back pain, as well as help prevent it from occurring in the future.

When you come to Borja PT, you’ll know you’re getting the best care. Believe it or not, when doctors need a physical therapist, they come here. Not to mention, they send their closest friends & family as well. For that reason, we pride ourselves on caring for the people you love most.

First-Hand Experience

We specialize in back pain because we’ve experienced it ourselves. In fact, the owner of Borja Physical Therapy, Dr. Alex Borja, knows exactly what it’s like to have severe back pain. During his undergraduate study, Dr. Alex suffered an injury while working out that left him debilitated.

He was unable to go to class or even get up from bed most days. It was at this time that he decided he needed to find a safe, effective way to not only get out of pain. More importantly, he needed to get back to daily living again. He studied various techniques from Europe and, after months of hard work, was able to successfully treat his back condition.

Since that time, Dr. Alex has dedicated his life to helping others with their back pain. He has created a specialized program to manage back pain. He focuses on strengthening targeted muscle groups that are responsible for stabilizing the spinal column and pelvis.

After your initial evaluation, the physical therapist will create a home exercise program for you. These exercises are designed to safely strengthen your muscles. All without the risk of making your injury worse. As you advance throughout your Plan Of Care, the therapist will add to your home exercise program.

What Is A Home Exercise Program?

The primary goal of the home exercise program is to aid your recovery by strengthening specific muscles in a specific order. These exercises should be done on days when you have physical therapy appointments. More importantly, you should do them on the days that you do not have therapy. These exercises play a large role in the progression of recovery from back pain.

Doing your exercises on the days that you don’t have therapy will help you recover quicker. Far beyond just physical therapy alone. They act as a one-two punch in your recovery, so to speak. In fact, you should do your home exercise program even after you’re done with physical therapy. It’s important to prioritize these exercises at least 3 times a week. This will prevent your injury or condition from coming back as a result.

Click here to learn why you should choose Borja Physical Therapy for your back pain.

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to self-heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. So, what is the difference between physical therapy and chiropractic care?

Difference Between Physical Therapy And Chiropractic

The Difference Between Physical Therapy And Chiropractic Care

Physical therapy and chiropractic care both aim to relieve pain and recover from an injury or health condition. However, there are many differences between the two. The biggest difference is their method of treatment.

Physical therapy focuses on joint alignment and movement patterns. They also look at imbalances and limitations in motion. They work to help restore movement. This involves treating the body as a whole. Typically, they will use stretches, exercises, and hands-on techniques. Their focus is to get people back to doing the things that they love.

Chiropractic care focuses on treating the spine and joints from mechanical disorders. They highlight proper alignment as well. Chiropractors use techniques to do adjustments that help the body heal itself. They often treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain, joint pain, and neck pain. They work on correcting the spine in order to relieve pain.

Both treatments work very well when combined together. In fact, many people heal quicker when they do physical therapy and chiropractic treatments.

Communicating With Your Doctors

We pride ourselves on providing the highest of standards when it comes to patient care. This is why we continuously communicate with your doctor and other providers, like chiropractors.

They will start by asking questions about your injury or condition. Then they will ask how it happened, what movements cause pain, what activities you’re not able to do, and more. Next, they will ask about your past medical history. They will also look at any imaging reports that you may have. Then they will begin an assessment.

During the assessment, they will take measurements, such as range of motion and muscle strength. They will do testing and get other information related to your injury. Based on what they find, they will create a Plan Of Care for your recovery. They will also set goals for you to hit. 

The therapist will write their findings from the first visit and send them to your doctor. As you continue with therapy, they will send more updates as well. Click here to learn more about what to expect on your first visit.

After your first visit, the therapist will also create a home exercise program for you. These exercises are designed to safely strengthen your muscles. All without the risk of making your injury worse.

During the first few weeks, they will have you do only the home exercises. This will help them track your condition and the effectiveness of the exercises. It also helps them figure out what may be causing pain. Please let the therapist know if you are seeing a chiropractor so they can take that into account as well.

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to self-heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. So, how many physical therapy visits are needed for your injury or condition?

How Many Physical Therapy Visits Are Needed?

Physical therapy focuses on joint alignment and movement patterns. They also look at imbalances and limitations in motion. They work to help restore movement. This involves treating the body as a whole. Typically, they will use stretches, exercises, and hands-on techniques. Their focus is to get people back to doing the things that they love.

How Many Physical Therapy Visits

The number of PT sessions you need will depend on a few things. For instance, the type of injury you have. As well as the severity of the injury. Other things, like your job, past medical history, and even your insurance can impact the number of visits needed.

During your first visit, the PT will start by asking questions about your injury or condition. They will ask how it happened, what movements cause pain, what activities you’re not able to do, and more. Next, they will ask about your medical history. They will also look at any imaging reports that you may have.

Then, they will take measurements, such as range of motion and muscle strength. They’ll do testing and get other information related to your injury. Based on this information, the therapist will create a Plan Of Care for you. They will also set goals to meet.

Follow-Up Sessions

Typically, injuries make the most progress from going to PT 3 times per week for the first 4-6 weeks. After that time period, the therapist will assess your condition and decide on the next phase in your Plan Of Care. Depending on what they see, they may decrease the frequency of your visits to 2 times per week.

Some Worker’s Comp insurers have a set amount of visits allowed for each condition. Additionally, some post-surgical conditions require PT for the first 5 days straight immediately after the surgery. Here at Borja PT, we believe that every person and every injury is unique. Therefore, we do not take a cookie-cutter approach when determining your Plan Of Care and your road to recovery.

Click here to learn more about what to expect during the initial evaluation.

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to self-heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. So, can you start physical therapy and chiropractor at the same time? Yes!

Physical therapy is very effective when combined with other specialties. In fact, many conditions can heal quicker and more effectively when physical therapy and chiropractic treatments are done together.

Physical Therapy And Chiropractor

What Is An Initial Evaluation?

At your first visit, the therapist will start by asking questions about your injury or condition. They will ask how it happened, what movements cause pain, what activities you’re not able to do, and more. Next, they will ask about your past medical history. They will also look at any imaging reports that you may have. Then they will begin an assessment.

During the assessment, they will take measurements, such as range of motion and muscle strength. They will do testing and get other information related to your injury. Based on this information, the therapist will create a specialized Plan Of Care for your recovery. They will also set goals to meet throughout your Plan Of Care. Click here to learn more about what to expect on your first visit.

Communicating With Your Doctors

We pride ourselves on providing the highest of standards when it comes to patient care. This is why we continuously communicate with your doctor and other healthcare providers. The therapist will write their findings from the first visit and send them to your doctor. As you continue with therapy, they will get updates as well.

After your first visit, the therapist will also create a home exercise program for you. These exercises are designed to safely strengthen your muscles. All without the risk of making your injury worse. They will advise that you don’t continue regular exercises.

During the first few weeks, they will have you do only the home exercises. This will help them track your condition and the effectiveness of the exercises. It also allows them to figure out what may be causing pain or preventing your progression. Please inform the therapist if you are seeing a chiropractor so they can take that into account as well.

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to self-heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. So, is it okay to do physical therapy while pregnant?

Doing Physical Therapy While Pregnant

The answer is yes! It is absolutely okay to do physical therapy while pregnant. It’s even safe to do physical therapy all the way up to a few weeks prior to your due date! Upon scheduling your initial evaluation, please inform the staff about your pregnancy. This allows them to be aware and better able to assist you in any way possible.

Physical Therapy While Pregnant

During your initial evaluation, please inform the therapist about your pregnancy as well. This information will help them customize your treatment for what is best for you and your child. It will help set certain goals throughout your Plan Of Care that may be applicable due to pregnancy as well.

After your initial evaluation, the physical therapist will create a home exercise program for you. These exercises are designed to safely strengthen your muscles. All without the risk of making your injury worse. They also are completely safe for expecting mothers. As you advance throughout your Plan Of Care, the therapist will add to your home exercise program.

What Is A Home Exercise Program?

The primary goal of the home exercise program is to aid your recovery by strengthening specific muscles in a specific order. These exercises should be done on days when you have physical therapy appointments. More importantly, you should do them on the days that you do not have therapy. These exercises play a large role in the progression of recovery from back pain.

Doing your exercises on the days that you don’t have therapy will help you recover quicker. Far beyond just physical therapy alone. They act as a one-two punch in your recovery, so to speak. In fact, you should do your home exercise program even after you’re done with physical therapy. It’s important to prioritize these exercises at least 3 times a week. This will prevent your injury or condition from coming back as a result.

The therapist will also provide advice for after you give birth. They will show you common mistakes that can lead to injury. There may even be products they suggest investing in that will be beneficial to your recovery. For instance, a Moby Wrap or a carrier with straps. You will be able to carry your child in a safe way without causing pain. 

Click here to learn how to prevent back pain while pregnant.

Here at Borja PT, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. So, can you do laser and physical therapy together?

Laser And Physical Therapy

Laser And Physical Therapy

Laser therapy is often used with other kinds of therapy, especially physical therapy. In fact, using both together makes treatment even more effective. Think of it as working double to recover and get back to enjoying the things you love.

The purpose of laser therapy is to reduce pain. Whether you’ve had pain for just a few days or a few months. Basically, the laser improves your body’s healing process through cellular activity. As a result, it helps your body use its own healing powers.

Laser therapy is a way to relieve pain without the use of surgery or drugs. People who have acute pain and chronic pain can both benefit. Treatment is fast, safe, and painless. In fact, most people see results in as little as 3 to 5 sessions. Beyond that, the effects can continue for up to 18 hours. That means you will continue healing even after you get home.

Physical therapy focuses on controlling pain and improving function. This is done by strengthening muscle groups that are responsible for stability. Accelerating the body’s healing process from laser therapy can help reach this goal.

For example, some of the benefits of using laser and PT together include:

  • An alternate solution to surgery
  • Pre-surgery treatment
  • Similarly, post-surgery treatment
  • Significantly speeds up soft tissue healing

Here at Borja PT, we use the Lightforce FXi Laser. It’s a quick and easy way to improve your pain. Plus, you’ll feel the effects even after your treatment.

Click here to learn about the benefits of laser therapy.

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