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Wondering how to find a good physical therapist? DocJen & Dr. Dom have got you covered with their best tips to finding the best physical therpist for you. Providing you with a few questions that will help you understand a physical therapist's approach, method, and understanding, they discuss the importane of education, the ability to listen, and how they use in-clininc tools. Then, they describe what physical therapy actually is, and how home exercises may differ from in-clinic experiences. Dr. Dom hones in on behavior changes as Dr.Jen explains the purpose and intention behind physical therapy. Finally, they discuss the nuances in insurance versus cash-based physical therapy, and reassure that switching professionals is okay! Let's dive in and unravel the power of comnection between you and your physical therapist!

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What You Will Learn In This PT Pearl:

2:45 - What to look out for when finding a physical therapist

4:20 - Our number 1 referral method

8:13 - The importance of education and "why"

9:40 - The importance of listening

11:02 - Passive followed up by active?

12:19 - What is Physical Therapy

13:13 - In clinic exercise vs at-home exercise

15:41 - Behavior Change

16:45 - Physical therapists don't fix, but facilitate the journey

20:18 - Cash-based physical therapy

21:53 - It's okay to switch professionals & realizing the power of connection

Watch Episode 164 on Youtube

For research and full show notes, visit the full website at: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode164/

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