FAQ

Do I need a referral to see a physical therapist or chiropractor?

For most instances in Colorado, the answer is “No”.  There are several situations that will require us to refer a patient for medical evaluation or imaging, including suspected fracture or avulsion of soft tissues.  We can communicate with your physician via phone, fax or email.

What conditions do you treat?  Denver Sports Medicine is a multi-disciplinary outpatient orthopedic practice with several specialty services.  We treat both chronic and acute pain and dysfunction, sports/recreational injuries, as well as performance and sport specific training.  The following are conditions that we commonly treat:

-Joint, arthritis, sacroiliac pain

-Muscle & myofascial pain

-Spine pain

-Any “itis”- bursitis, tendonitis

-Headaches

-Jaw pain

-Disc & nerve pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome

-Sports Injuries

-Post-surgical rehab

-Pre-surgical rehab

Do I have to stop exercising to get treatment?

That depends.  If your current training or sport is directly causing your pain and dysfunction, it can sometimes be difficult to get rid of pain without a short break from the activity; however, during competitive seasons, management can occur alongside participation depending on severity and the situation.  We like to get people back on the court, field, or in the gym as soon as possible.  Working with a personal trainer with a functional philosophy can be a great way to do this.

How many treatments will it take to get me better?

This question is different for every condition and every person.  In general, the longer you wait to seek treatment, the more time your body has to create compensations, change your walking or shoulder movements, etc.  Due to personalized, skilled care with the same PT and chiropractor, clients usually enjoy much quicker recovery than they may see elsewhere.

What to expect:

-You’ll be working 1:1 with the same Physical Therapist and/or Chiropractor every visit. 

-You’ll receive specialized treatment techniques that are research-based, yet stem from the “art” of manual therapy

-You’ll become more aware of your body, movement patterns, and how the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems work together.

-You’ll be an active part of your treatment plan.  The best practitioner is usually no match for a patient who only wants a magic pill or quick fix.  We get to influence your tissues, movement patterns, and body systems for a short time each week.  You get to reinforce good changes, avoid harmful habits, and work on improving your self a little each day.

-Initial appointments will typically last 45 minutes and involve some paperwork.  Please arrive early or have your paperwork filled out from our online forms section

-Follow-Up appointments will be 30-60 minutes depending on your needs your treatment needs.