At Premier Physical Therapy, our focus has and will always be on the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff. With this in mind, we would like to share what we are doing within our clinic network to address the current public health situation. We will always follow posted guidance from local, state and federal health authorities including the Washington State Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control.
Currently, we have increased the frequency of our sanitization of high touch surfaces as well as treatment spaces. Patients will be treated in separate rooms or with tables no closer than 6-10 feet to reduce transmission risk. During this time, we have waived/suspended our cancellation or no-show fees and encourage anyone who feels ill to remain at home and to not seek physical therapy care. We are protecting our vulnerable populations by re-scheduling or cancelling on a case by case basis. We are screening current patients using CDC and Health Department phrasing.
In order to further reduce exposure risk, we are also currently developing virtual/ Telehealth visits. We will have more information on this shortly. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time of unprecedented uncertainty. You can count on Premier Physical Therapy to continue to have your health and wellbeing at the forefront of our response to this current public health crisis.
We will adapt our clinic policy as needed depending on future guidance from government and public health agencies. Please feel free to reach out to any of our locations to discuss any concerns further.
Our facility is equipped with an underwater treadmill and warm water therapy pool that is the only one of its kind in the area. The pool allows decreased stress on joints and places added resistance to the appropriate musculature without overloading the injury site. The pool temperature is gauged to provide comfort for patients with arthritis or to allow for intense aerobic workouts without overheating. Patients who often benefit from aquatic therapy are post surgery patients, particularly hip, knee and foot surgeries. In addition to post surgery rehab, it is beneficial for stress related injuries such as shin splints, post auto injury and joint pain related to arthritis.
At Premier Physical Therapy our therapists have a strong hold on manual therapy. In conjunction with a home and gym exercise program, manual therapy is an integral part of your rehabilitation. Manual therapy consists of, but is not limited to, joint mobilization, neural mobilization, soft tissue mobilization and manual resistive exercises. Our therapists are knowledgeable in a variety of techniques and will be used appropriately to fit your specific needs.
Physical therapy involves the performance of targeted exercises to heal painful or injured areas of the body. Treatment typically involved a combination of specific exercises, targeted stretching and weight resistance. Our therapists will design an individualized course of treatment for each patient based on a physical evaluation as well as input from your referring physician and your own personal goals for treatment. It is important to note that performing your home exercises independently will increase the recovery rate and success of your rehabilitation.
Premier Physical Therapy offers the service of custom orthotics. Orthotics can help by controlling faulty mechanics of the hip, knee and foot/ankle complex. Abnormal joint mechanics can lead to increased joint stress and possible injury. Orthotics can help with injuries such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis and patella femoral dysfunction as related to abnormal biomechanics. In many cases a custom orthotic may not be necessary and an over the counter orthotic will be sufficient. Rest assured that your therapist will help guide you to the best option for your specific needs.