Free Injury Screening
So you’re hurt. Now what? It may seem like a silly question, but do you know what to do if you become injured?
Any time you suffer an acute injury or develop a chronic issue that affects your ability to perform your normal daily tasks, your recovery depends upon the steps you take next. Attempting to ignore the pain and/or forcing the use of your injured body part can be detrimental to your recovery and could potentially cause further damage. Instead, the best advice is to schedule a free injury screening with a physical therapist or occupational therapist to help you understand your injury and create a safe and informed treatment plan. Doing so can save time and potentially avoid costly
medical and emergency room bills.
For your free injury screening, trust the physical therapy company with expert clinicians that will help you get the answers you need. That company is Axes Physical Therapy. Our patient-centered, individualized approach applies to all of our services, including our free injury screenings. To schedule your free injury screening efficiently, reach us online or find the location that is most convenient for you.
What is a Free Injury Screening?
An injury screening is a physical therapy service meant to help patients whose lives have been affected by a recent or chronic injury. Our free injury screening is a simple 15 to 20-minute consultation during which one of our expert physical therapists will evaluate your physical condition.
Through interview, observation, and manual examination, a physical or occupational therapist will identify the source of pain or dysfunction and discuss the next steps to help you manage your condition. They will then then work with you to develop the most appropriate course of action. This can include recommendations and referral to the appropriate medical specialist; discussion on initiating physical or occupational therapy; or self-management at home. You will leave the assessment with a plan for recovery that will return you to your normal level of functioning as soon as possible.
Your short visit to the Axes location of your choosing will consist of:
- An interview regarding your injury and history
- A hands-on musculoskeletal examination, specifically designed to look at strength, movement, flexibility, and joint stability
- An in-depth explanation of your physical therapist’s findings
- A follow-up plan to help you manage your injury
- Recommendations and referrals, when appropriate, for the necessary course of evaulation and treatment
Benefits of Receiving an Injury Screening
A free injury screening with a movement expert at Axes Physical Therapy provides an easy, convenient and inexpensive access point into the healthcare system. By receiving an assessment from a movement expert like one of our licensed physical therapists, you can move forward – both physically and figuratively – with confidence and assurance and a plan for managing your condition.
A free injury screening is a simple and convenient first step to take following an injury. Patients who choose a free injury screening with Axes Physical Therapy enjoy a process that is…
Come in with a troublesome injury, pain and uncertainty, and leave with answers and a plan – all within 30-45 minutes. Your personalized, one-on-one visit for your free injury screening is quick but thorough.
During your free injury screening, you will be in the hands (literally) of an extensively trained, fully licensed physical therapist or occupational therapist who is there to give you individual attention and gain insight into your condition. Our practitioners are experts in anatomy and kinesiology and have years of demonstrated experience in successfully assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries. They will ensure that you receive the treatment required to recover from your injury safely. During your screening, your physical therapist will treat you with care, protecting you from further harm.
Axes Physical Therapy is proud to bring accessible physical therapy services and injury care to individuals throughout the entire Greater St. Louis area with twelve convenient locations. Appointments are easy to set and are flexible to fit in your schedule.
You will leave your free injury screening with a plan for your recovery. Depending on your condition, your course of action may be to begin physical therapy treatment through Axes following your assessment. If your injury calls for specialized medical care, we will work with our trusted partners in the medical community to set up the care you need. In some cases, you may simply need instructions on self-care of your injury and a follow-up appointment or phone call. Whatever is required for you to recover, the free injury assessment will allow us to immediately get you on track toward your recovery.
Did we mention that this screening is free? Unless you are a Medicare, Medicaid, or Tricare recipient, we provide this professional assessment of your injuries at absolutely no cost. Not only is this service free, but it is also provided at no obligation to you. Our priority is guiding you towards a safe and complete recovery by connecting you to the knowledge and resources that will make your recovery possible.
Who Should Get an Injury Screening?
A free injury screening is a great first step toward relief from pain and restoration of movement. Anyone who is suffering from an injury and unable to function as normal can benefit.
Trust us when we say that a free injury screening is not reserved exclusively for high-performance athletes. You do not have to play a sport professionally or suffer a sports-related injury to benefit. We understand that, regardless of your physical abilities or level of performance, an injury or condition can be a significant hindrance to your life.
Consider an injury to be anything that impedes your ability to function at 100%. It could be an acute injury – think twisting your knee when you slip on the ice, a chronic issue – low back pain or arthritis, or some other condition that makes movement difficult for you – this could be something like muscle weakness. Some of the common injuries we see in our patients who come in for a free injury screening are listed below.
- Acute Injuries
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strains
- Back or Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic Injuries
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Weakness
- Overuse Injuries
- Soft Tissue Restrictions
- Postural Dysfunction
- Back/Neck Pain
- Movement Dysfunction
- Muscle Imbalance
- Overuse Injuries
- Pain with Activity
- Poor Balance
- Gait Disorders
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Whatever your condition, a free injury screening by a physical therapist or occupational therapist can be your answer to a healthy recovery and the ability to stay active. You will receive prompt attention from a skilled physical or occupational therapist – experts in the movement and structure of the human body – to help you understand your injury and the best course for recovery. After our assessment, we will guide you toward the resources and practices necessary for the most efficient and successful recovery.
For a free injury screening and subsequent treatment tailored to your own personal needs and goals, you need the Greater St. Louis area’s top physical therapy team. Axes Physical Therapy is proud to be locally owned and operated by the talented licensed professionals who have helped countless individuals safely recover from their injuries. We can help you through your injury with a free injury screening today. Contact us or request an appointment online today.