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Are you looking forward to skiing and snowshoeing this winter? Or planning to paddle board in Hawaii or start playing pickleball? Having an assessment using the Functional Movement Screen can help you feel more confident in how prepared you are and can direct you toward what to work on to better prepare your body for your activity of choice.
A Functional Movement Screen is a series of physical tests developed by Gray Cook PT functionalmovement.com. The screen captures fundamental movements, motor control within movement patterns, and competence of basic movements that require a balance of mobility and stability. The screen will identify areas of movement deficiency, and mobility, strength and balance limitations or asymmetries. It is a valuable tool that can be utilized by anyone who is interested in learning more about their physical ability to move efficiently and safely. It can help you with injury prevention, direct your work outs, and help you determine if you are ready to engage in higher-level activities in the weight room, field, work, and life.
A Sound Physical Therapy PT can do this screen, when appropriate, as part of your rehab process, and this is generally covered by insurance. Or if you can come in just to have the screen done and be given advice based on the results of the screen. Your cost is then $150.
Also, did you know that you have Direct Access to see a Physical Therapist? This means that you can consult a Physical Therapist for evaluation of your musculoskeletal problems, without first seeing a doctor. Direct Access can save you both time and money.
Physical Therapists are skilled in differential diagnosis. Your PT will listen to your history and perform a musculoskeletal evaluation to determine the reasons for you pain or limitations, and if indicated will refer you to a doctor if additional tests or care is needed.
Most Washington insurance carriers will pay for PT without a doctor’s prescription. Exceptions include Kaiser, Federal BC BS and LNI. Call you insurance provider if you are unsure.
Have a good month, and keep moving!
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Friday 7:00 - 5:00
3823 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Phone: (206) 301-0600
Fax: (206) 301-0601
October we celebrated our profession and to Choose PT!!
We shared with all of West Seattle the opening of the bridge with a count down and celebration the first week.
In support of the West Seattle Food Bank, WS physical therapy clinics collected over 3300 pounds of food - Thank You all. And stop by with your donation and help fill our basket. Thanks!!
Big Welcome to Nicole Sarles DPT as she begins her career here at Sound PT!!