Ammon Idaho Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a valuable resource for individuals seeking to improve their physical well-being, manage chronic conditions, or recover from injuries. With the guidance of a skilled physical therapist and personalized treatment plans, you can regain your mobility, alleviate pain, and enjoy a better quality of life. You may be surprised how much more fulfilled your life could be after physical therapy opens up doors you never thought were possible.

About Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, often abbreviated as PT, is a healthcare discipline that employs a range of techniques to restore, maintain, and enhance physical function. It’s administered by licensed physical therapists who assess and treat musculoskeletal conditions. PT aims to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and prevent disability through personalized treatment plans.

Physical therapy is a vital branch of healthcare that focuses on improving physical function and enhancing the quality of life for individuals of all ages. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, or simply striving for better physical well-being, physical therapy can play a crucial role in your journey to recovery and improved mobility. Pick PT has a goal to help everyone live life moving. An elevated life is achieved through peak performance, and the physical therapists are trained to help you accomplish that and would love nothing more than for everyone to reach their physical potential.

Conditions We Treat

Orthopedic injuries

Sprains, strains, and fractures are the most common orthopedic injuries that will lead someone to physical therapy. These could be the result of a car accident, slips on the ice, other trauma related instances or playing your favorite sport. 

Post-surgical recovery

Joint replacement surgery such as hip, knee or shoulder will result in a referral from your doctor for physical rehabilitation. After surgery it is especially important to regain strength and mobility of the affected area. 

Chronic pain

If you are looking for an alternative approach to getting relief from your chronic pain, physical therapy could be the answer. Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and neck lower back pain. Neck and back pain are probably the most common pain points for those seeking physical therapy. 

Sports injuries

Pick PT is passionate about helping athletes improve performance and recover from excessive strain and injury. Concussions, ligament tears, and muscle strains are just a few examples of sports injuries our therapists can treat. 

Vestibular

Another word for vestibular rehabilitation is balance therapy. The inner ear controls balance, and if there is an issue you will need the assistance of someone specifically trained to get you back on track. 

In order to treat these and other conditions, physical therapists employ a variety of techniques tailored to each patient’s specific needs. These may include:

Exercise therapy: Customized exercise programs to improve strength, flexibility, and mobility.

Manual therapy: Hands-on techniques like joint manipulation and soft tissue mobilization.

Modalities: Heat, cold, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation for pain relief.

Education: Teaching patients how to manage their conditions and prevent future problems.

Assistive devices: Recommending and fitting for mobility aids like crutches or braces.

Advantages of Physical Therapy

Pain relief: 

One of the main advantages of seeking physical therapy is avoiding the use of opioids. Pills or medication are not the only way to eliminate or reduce pain. Physical therapy can be a safer and longer lasting resolution to acute or chronic pain regardless of the cause. Having a more natural alternative that can produce the same results is just one way we can reduce the opioid epidemic. 

Improved mobility: 

Our physical therapists in Ammon can help you regain movement and independence after injuries, surgeries, or simply aging. Our motto at Pick PT is to help you live life moving so that you can live an elevated life. Mobility is a key necessity of every daily function performed. 

Faster recovery: 

Some people avoid physical therapy because they think it will be painful or cause more damage to the area. However, the specific exercises that a physical therapist will prescribe you can enhance the healing process for quicker return to daily activities. This will overall shorten the amount of time you are down and out so you can get back to doing what you love.

Avoiding surgery: 

Some people don’t ever consider physical therapy until after surgery has already taken place. What you should know is that PT can be a resource before surgery, and in some cases, can eliminate the need for surgical intervention. 

Preventing future injuries: 

While our therapists love building relationships with patients, and we hope you would trust us again if the need ever arose, our ultimate goal is for you to never have to be a returning customer. We will teach you proper techniques and exercises to prevent re-injury by strengthening muscle groups, and giving you tools and resources to use in the future if and when pain returns.

Pick PT in Ammon

Dr. Hunsaker is a highly sought after physical therapist. People who know him not only feel comfortable around him, but have seen him produce the results they were hoping for. He has many years of experience, multiple certifications, and a unique orthopedic skill set that will give you confidence you are in good hands. Located conveniently near the medical district of Idaho Falls in Ammon, this Pick PT location is convenient for all of your physical therapy needs. Give our office a call today to schedule an appointment on the road to recovery and living an elevated life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prepare for my first visit?

Bring cards and information necessary to fill out typical medical paperwork. Depending on the level of pain you are currently in, it may be beneficial to take a pain reliever before your appointment so that you are more relaxed during and after the visit. Make sure you wear comfortable and loose clothing so that movement will not be restricted. 

Is physical therapy painful?

Physical therapists are trained professionals who know how to help you see results. Sometimes it is necessary to push the body in order for it to achieve its peak performance. Although physical therapists are highly trained and skilled, they ultimately rely on the patient to tell them when the pain is too much. Speak up and communicate openly with your therapist at all times. Be willing to push past the point of pain, while also accepting your body’s limitations.

(208) 534-7001
Fax: 208-534-7002
Email: patientservices@pickpt.com

2277 E Lincoln Rd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm

921 S Utah Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Hours: Mon, Wed, & Fri 7am-6pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm

3155 Channing Way D
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Hours: Mon & Weds 7am-7pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm
Fri 7am-6pm