With any medical condition, injury, or treatment, the first place many patients look to nowadays is the internet. There are countless websites and blogs dedicated to patient education and treatment. Some are excellent, and some are terrible. With so many options it can be difficult to differentiate between good and bad resources. So here are some essential trusted online resources for physical therapy patients.
Our website (orthorehabpt.com) is a great resource for physical therapy patients. We regularly post educational articles on shoulder, knee, spine, breast cancer rehab, and other types of physical therapy.
Perhaps the most popular medical website on the internet, webmd.com has a vast array of articles, FAQs, and diagnostic tools that cover pretty much every condition, injury, and treatment there is. This is the often the first-stop for most people who are researching a particular malady.
Physical Therapist Patient Forums
Physicaltherapist.com is a site geared primarily for physical therapists. However, they also have a fantastic forum dedicated to patients. You can register for a free account and connect with other physical therapy patients about their experiences. If you don’t feel like posting or interacting, you can simply read through the past forum posts.
Edina Physical Therapy
Online patient education articles are great, but nothing can compare to the personalized attention and care you receive from a personal appointment with a real live physical therapist. If you have been researching an injury or condition, and experimenting with some DIY treatments, the next step is to see a medical professional in person.
The Minnesota physical therapists at OrthoRehab Specialists have decades of experience treating patients for shoulder, spine, knee, and other conditions and injuries. Our rehabilitation specialists offer direct access to care so you can make an appointment without getting a prescription. Contact us today at our Minneapolis or Edina clinics to set up your appointment with a real live physical therapist who can help you reduce your pain and recover range-of-motion.
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