More and more of our “members” are seeing patients who are looking for fitness plans they can use to improve their health without chronic pain. These types of patients are often not covered by insurance and may not even come with a referral from a physician. Their care plan may require long-term fitness strategies and an occasional visit over long periods of time in order to adjust as their fitness needs change. Electronic documentation is the perfect way to manage these patients with unique care plans.
Athletes over 50 usually hire a physical therapist after a problem, often an injury if not surgery. But more older people are starting to hire physical therapists before they get hurt to fill the role of personal trainer.
By fitness-training standards, physical therapists who specialize in sports medicine are extraordinarily highly educated in the science of preserving, restoring and improving human function.