The current healthcare model is based on volume. When entering the healthcare system due to an injury or sickness, you experience this volume approach when you have only a couple minutes with your healthcare provider and feel rushed to explain your problem. This results in a compromised relationship between the patient and their provider, leading to a barrier in communication and reduced progress
Physical Therapy is under the same pressure due to reducing reimbursement rates from Medicare and insurance. Physical therapists may see two to four patients per hour by using assistants for exercises and making excessive use of modalities such as ultrasound, hot packs, and electrical stimulation. While these treatment approaches can be effective over a long enough time period, the efficacy is drastically reduced.
At Smith Performance Center, our goal is to reduce pain while improving your ability to move. Unlike other physical therapy clinics, the entire hour is spent with a physical therapist. We only provide one on one physical therapy. Manual therapy techniques are utilized in combination with movement retraining. We use high speed video analysis to teach movement. You will not work with an assistant and treatment will only focus on the aspects of care you cannot do at home. We work with anyone looking to feel better and return to a more active lifestyle. In order to provide this level of care, we do not contract with insurance companies however we provide itemized receipts that can be submitted for reimbursement.