How Do YOU Choose The Right Physical Therapy Clinic For YOU?

How do you choose the right Physical Therapy clinic for you?

Currently in this day and time with a saturated market, with Physical Therapy clinics everywhere, what factors into your decision on choosing where to go? You can go where your doctor refers you (ARIZONA IS DIRECT ACESS, NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDED), where a friend/family member recommends, or just solely based off geographic location (check online reviews: Facebook, Google, Yelp, etc.).

Pick the RIGHT FIT for YOU:

We want to spend time on the ladder and talk about why choosing just based off location or referral may be short changing yourself. Here are a few questions to consider if you are currently in Physical Therapy or can think back to the last time you were. Is this clinic you are spending at least 4-6 hours per week performing more than 2 minutes of manual therapy on you? Are you doing the exact same thing every visit? Do you feel like it is a mill? Is there opportunities for you to really speak with the therapist and express how you are feeling or discuss your concerns? Are you unsupervised with your exercises? Did they tell you that you must go to this place because you are dealing with a workers comp injury? If you are answering, yes, to any of these questions, you may consider a change (it is YOUR RIGHT to go where ever YOU WANT).

Treating the Person and not the DIAGNOSIS:

Another thought to consider, is the clinician treating the person and not the diagnosis? Yes, there are standard protocols, but just like with everything else each person has a different background and a different need. A clinician must be able to recognize a person for example, who has a history of shoulder instability with chronic dislocations or subluxations, who undergoes a stabilization surgery that he/she may want to go slower than typical protocols to allow for more scarring and improved overall stability post-surgery. This is just one example, but it is another reason to go to a clinic where you are valued as person and not just a number. You want to build a relationship just like you would your medical doctor.

How T.O.P.S. Physical Therapy can help YOU:

T.O.P.S. Physical Therapy and Osteopractics is interested in building a relationship with you. Our staff is thoroughly trained and has significant experience in various treatment options, including manual work, ASTYM, dry needling, spinal manipulations, and corrective exercises, with the overall goal of DECREASING YOUR PAIN and helping you to RETURN TO YOUR ACTIVE LIFESTYLE AND DAILY ROUTINES.

Our clinicians provide individualized, hands on, full body physical therapy techniques designed to maximize muscle and joint function, core stabilization, and sports rehabilitation. We also offer these specialized physical therapy and training programs:

  • Manual Therapy
  • First Responder Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
    • Sport-Specific Training Programs
    • Balance Training

Potential referring diagnoses may include, but are not limited to:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Strains, Sprains, and Tears
  • Joint Replacements
  • Pre-surgical Strengthening
  • Post-surgical Strengthening
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Exercise Training and Education
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-related Back Pain
  • Generalized Deconditioning

We are in central Phoenix at: 5353 N. 16 th St. Phoenix, Arizona 85016.

If you have any questions or want to know more about our services, please visit us at: or call: 602-826-0037