Physical Therapy in Sandpoint
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Most patients feel relief after their first session!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Garrett Fischer
Dr. Jaci Sattler
PT, DPT, COMT
Physical Therapists use their knowledge of the human body and movement to find the best solution for patients and encompasses three different treatment goals in the Physical Therapy sessions; to educate, to prevent, and to recover.
The education and practice of enabling individuals to perform meaningful and purposeful activities using treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of patients with a physical, mental, or developmental conditions.
Yoga therapy is about form and techniques that are specifically modified to your size, ability, and diagnosis. If you have pain, injury, or weakness then Yoga must be modified to properly benefit you. That is where Yoga Therapy comes in. Yoga therapy is specialized movements proven to rapidly resolve back pain, neck, or disc problems, shoulder, chronic pain, shoulder, knee, balance, and/or coordination issues.
Dry Needling’s history dates back to the 1940’s as a result of research into lidocaine and corticosteroid injections from Dr. Janet Travell & Dr. David Simons. They discovered through their research that the “needle effect” is distinct from that of the injected substance (“wet” needling).
Kinesio Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. It can be used to decrease pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support muscles in unrestricted movement.
ACL Prevention Program
Our program emphasizes injury awareness, avoidance techniques, stretching, strengthening, plyometric, and neuromuscular coordination exercises to help reduce ACL injuries.
Sandpoint Stretch Therapy is one of the wellness services that Kauai Therapy & Wellness offers. Stretch Therapy is assisted one-on-one stretching for those who wish to prevent injuries and improve performance.
Functional Movement Screen
Functional Movement Screens are a preventative test to help prevent overuse injuries. This test looks at seven different movement patterns to determine where your body needs more attention. These tests look at mobility, stability, and motor control throughout different that will be used in work, daily life, and athletics.
Falls among the elderly are prevalent, dangerous, and can diminish their ability to lead an active and independent life. About one in three seniors above age 65, and nearly one in two seniors over age 80, will fall at least once this year, many times with disastrous consequences.
The 830Laser sends light (photons) into your injured tissues and can penetrate 2 inches without being absorbed by the skin, fat, or blood. No heat is generated so it is safe for use anywhere* on the body.
At Kauai Therapy & Wellness we provide top of the line massage therapy solutions that cater to the areas of your pain, injury or weakness. Our therapeutic massage therapy focus is on you and your particular needs.
Pediatric physical therapy is a branch of healthcare that focuses on helping children with physical impairments, disabilities, or developmental delays to reach their full potential.
At Kauai Therapy & Wellness treatments for the hand and upper extremity are administered by an Occupational Therapist (OTs) that specialize in Hand Therapy.
Cupping is not a new therapy although it had a recent surge in popularity as high profile athletes have been seen with the characteristic large red dots on their skin during sporting events.
Live Pain Free in Sandpoint
Our team understands that you want to live an active lifestyle that is comfortable and capable. Your body must work in order to achieve that. You are experiencing pain, injury or weakness, which can make you feel confused and frustrated.
We believe that you deserve a body that is fully functional. We know what it is like to be injured, which has led to our success in helping thousands of people get back to their active lives.
This is how we do it:
- Tell us your story
- Get your customized plan.
- Start feeling better.
- Conquer your goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect during physical therapy sessions?
Physical therapy sessions typically involve an assessment of your condition, manual techniques to improve mobility and flexibility, individualized exercises and activities to help you reach your goals, education on how to prevent further injury or pain, and instruction on proper posture, body mechanics and other lifestyle changes.
Do I need a referral from my doctor before attending Physical Therapy?
Idaho is one of 20 states that allow patients total, unrestricted access to a physical therapist. No type of physician referral is required for a physical therapist to treat a patient.
What do I need to wear or bring with me?
You should dress in comfortable, loose clothing that allows you to move easily and doesn’t restrict circulation. Depending on your condition, your physical therapist may also recommend special shoes or a brace. You should also bring any paperwork related to your medical history, including x-rays, ultrasounds, and doctor’s notes.
Is there anything I can do before my appointment to prepare?
Yes! Make sure you arrive for your session well-rested so that you can give it your full attention and energy. It is also helpful if you keep track of how much pain medication (if any) you take prior to the appointment so that the physical therapist can adjust the intensity of treatment accordingly.
How long will my physical therapy sessions last?
Sessions typically last 30-60 minutes depending on your condition and the types of techniques used. Your physical therapist will give you an estimate when you first arrive for your appointment.
Are there any exercises I can do at home between appointments to help improve my condition?
Yes! Your physical therapist may provide specific exercise recommendations for you to try in between visits, which will help speed up your recovery and progress faster toward reaching your goals. It’s important to follow these carefully and always check with your PT before starting a new exercise program if you have any questions or concerns.
What if I have questions after my physical therapy session?
Your physical therapist should be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment plan before and after each visit. You can also contact the clinic directly for further assistance. We want you to get the most out of every session!
Will insurance cover my physical therapy?
It depends on your insurance plan. Most plans cover some or all of the costs associated with physical therapy, but you should check with your provider to determine coverage and any associated fees.
How often will I need to attend physical therapy sessions?
The frequency of visits will depend on your individual goals and condition, but typically it is recommended that patients attend 2-3 times per week for a minimum of 4-6 weeks in order to maximize results. Your therapist will provide more details during your initial appointment.
How long will it take for me to see results?
Every person’s situation is unique; therefore the amount of time needed to reach goals varies. With commitment and dedication from both you and your physical therapist, you can expect to start seeing results within a few weeks. The more positive lifestyle changes you make, the faster your progress will be!
Will my physical therapist be able to answer any questions I have about my condition?
Yes! Your physical therapist should be available to discuss any concerns or questions you have regarding your condition or treatment plan. Don’t hesitate to bring up any issues that may arise during the course of therapy.
What if I feel too much pain during a session?
If at any time during your physical therapy session you experience increased pain, it’s important to let your therapist know so they can adjust the intensity or technique as necessary. Your therapist will work with you to make sure that treatment is comfortable and effective for you
How will I know when I no longer need physical therapy?
Your physical therapist should be able to provide guidance on when it is appropriate to stop attending physical therapy sessions based on your progress, goals, and overall health status. It’s important to listen to your therapist and continue with treatment until they feel you are ready to move on.