What to Look for in a Physical Therapist

Senior woman having her physical therapy appointment with a physical therapist at Woodlands, TX
If you’re considering physical therapy for an injury or chronic pain, choosing the right provider to fit your needs is essential. The right therapist can help you get back to doing the things you love while helping you avoid future injuries. Continue reading to learn what you should consider as you begin to search for a physical therapist.


Physical therapists are required to be licensed in the state in which they practice, so make sure that every provider you are considering has the appropriate licensure. Ask the therapist you are considering about his or her licensing and education so you understand his or her background and experience level. This information will help you determine if a therapist has the right kind of training and experience to meet your needs.


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Not all physical therapists focus on treating the same conditions. If you have specialized needs, consider finding a physical therapist who focuses on those issues. For instance, some physical therapists specialize in sports medicine, women’s health, or orthopedics. Other therapists specialize in treating certain areas of the body. When you are researching therapists, determine what specialization, if any, the providers you are considering have. Keep in mind that some physical therapists have special certifications in treatment areas, while others may simply have extensive experience in one particular type of care.


Physical therapy often requires multiple appointments per week for an extended period of time. If you choose a location that is not convenient for you, it will be harder for you to keep up with your care plan. Focus on finding a physical therapist who works in a clinic that is easy for you to get to. Finding a location that accepts your insurance policy is another factor to keep in mind.

The Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers offer comprehensive physical therapy in The Woodlands for a range of acute and chronic injuries.

Dr. Mark Yezak
Mark Yezak, BS, DC, is the founder, chiropractic director, and chief of staff at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers. Offering 25 years of experience. Dr. Yezak is a published author of research papers, books, and journal entries. He is undoubtedly a leader in his field.
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