If It Hurts to Move, Why Wait?

January 31, 2023

You woke up this morning and your neck is stiff and achy. You get out of bed, try to look over your shoulder, and suddenly your muscle begins to spasm. You feel a headache beginning and have difficulty concentrating. You opt for the extra-large coffee mug to go, and figure it will eventually work its way out.

Fast forward one week and your neck is still stiff and sore. You decide you’d better get it checked out. You call to make an appointment with your Primary Care Provider and learn it will be four to six weeks before you can get in. You feel frustrated and defeated as you push forward. When you finally get in for an appointment, they order x-rays which show some slight “degenerative changes” (also known as arthritis) and refer you to physical therapy. Two weeks later, you’re seeing your New Life Physical Therapist who provides answers as to why you hurt and a path to succeed in doing life’s important things.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can directly access your New Life Physical Therapist WITHOUT a physician’s referral for a variety of musculoskeletal issues including:

  • General/Ongoing Pain: neck/head pain, low back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, foot pain, hip pain, wrist/hand pain
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Pelvic health issues including incontinence, pelvic pain, and painful sex
  • Immediate onset injuries such as: sprained ankles, slip and falls, immediate onset of low back or neck pain, etc.

New Life has a team of expert PTs that have advanced training in the musculoskeletal system. They can screen and determine if you need an x-ray, if you have concerning findings that require you to see a medical doctor first (and get you to the right person in a timely manner), or determine if you are in need a physical therapy plan of care.

WHY should you see your New Life Physical Therapist FIRST?

  1. It is available to you IMMEDIATELY: no long waits to get your problem looked at.
  2. It is a NATURAL solution: no medications, injections or surgery which can have undesirable side effects and impact your overall health.
  3. It is CHEAPER than many other options out there: x-rays can be hundreds of dollars while MRIs average around $3000. Both of which do nothing to actually treat you. New Life is on average HALF to even a THIRD of the cost compared to other local hospital physical therapy departments.
  4. You’ll get ANSWERS to the root cause of your problem and LONG-TERM solutions for managing the problem. Many treatments out there are designed to help symptoms such as pain, but do not get to the bottom of what is causing the pain or problem to begin with. With addressing the root cause, the symptoms may improve short-term but often return.

Most insurances cover direct access visits to a physical therapist without a referral. If your insurance does require a referral, we are happy to request one on your behalf. We also offer self-pay discounted rates. Initial express consultations are available for $80/visit and premium full evaluations are available for $160/visit. Follow up appointments can range from $43-$160 based on your specific needs and conditions.

The best way for you to access your PT immediately is to call us at 608.742.9356 or email us at scheduling@newlifept.com.