You may have begun your search for an expert physical therapist in Bellevue, and a bone and joint clinic to help you recover from an injury to an upper or lower extremity of your body, and are surprised how many names and locations popped up in your area. But how do you choose the right one for you?
Sifting thru options for Bone and Joint Clinics
The most difficult part of a physical trauma, a sports injury, or a car accident tends to be the aftermath of the event. You may manage to deal with the initial shock and pain, but the feelings of helplessness and impotence seem to hold on longer and with a deeper grip.
To sift through the many clinics and promises online, we suggest an expert approach to getting back on your feet and back to life sooner and more smoother. There are 2 main points you want to look for in a bone and joint clinic.
#1. Find out if they specialize in your specific bone and joint injury
You don’t want to go to just any physical therapist you find in Bellevue. Not all physical therapists at a bone and joint clinic have had the same amount of training, nor do they all have the same vision and years of experience.
To find the right physical therapy clinic you first need to check to see if your type of injury is on their list of specialties. Your bone and joint physical therapists and surgeons should specialize in all types of injuries like:
- Upper extremity arthroscopy & athletic injuries (including elbow, shoulder, clavicle, neck, etc.)
- Lower extremity & total joint replacement (including ankle, calves, femur, tears and sprains by athletes, total
- knee replacement and total hip replacement surgeries, etc.)
- Digit specific rehab therapies for the fingers, thumbs, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other hand injuries
- Physical therapy programs for each of these categories
If the physician or clinic you were considering doesn’t provide services for the area you injured, it’s time to move on and find one who does. Just as you wouldn’t expect an eye doctor to perform heart surgery on you, you should never settle for just any place or person with a title on a wall.
#2. What do online reviews say about the bone and joint rehab therapies?
As you can imagine, choosing the right bone and joint clinic or physical therapist for you is not like window-shopping for a product online. You are looking to know how people felt during their sessions, surgery, and the recovery stage.
Search their name or location on popular review sites like Facebook, Google+, and Yelp. A first-hand experience from someone who has already chosen to trust this clinic or therapist to help them heal, realign, or rehabilitate their bones and joints is a gold mine of answers.
“I broke my TP on a ski trip to Whistler where I had my MRI and was given a diagnosis of a Fracture of the TP and a torn ACL. My Doctor was thorough and able to correct the initial diagnosis of a torn ACL and his expertise was greatly appreciated. I was able to call as a new patient and get on the schedule in a speedy timeframe. I would highly recommend BBJP, from reception to office visit A++”
– Julie Spencer, actual patient of Bellevue Bone and Joint Physicians, March 2017
Key points you want to look for in online reviews for a bone and joint clinic or physical therapist are:
- Candid wording of their experience
- A recent date with more than 10 recent reviews
- A real name and profile for the reviewer
Schedule your visit with our Bone and Joint Specialists in Bellevue
If your search for a bone and joint clinic in Bellevue has lead you to BBJP, we invite you to look around our website, get to know our team of doctors and physical therapists, and schedule your appointment to get to know us.