About Brewer Physical Therapy
Personalized Care for Your Unique Needs, Now With Direct Access – No Referral Needed!
At Brewer Physical Therapy in Shreveport, Bossier City, and Minden, Louisiana, we know that when one part of you is out of balance, it can affect every area of your life. Our individualized treatment plans are designed to help you regain your strength, restore function, and discover new levels of health and vitality. At Brewer Physical Therapy, we are committed to bringing you the best comprehensive, hands-on quality of care available.
We know you are unique – and so is your pain or impairment. That’s why we take a personalized, one-on-one approach to your care. For one thing, you’ll always be seen by your physical therapist, not an aide. We take the time to get to know you and your challenges so that week by week, we can track your progress and partner with you on your road to recovery.
Active Release Technique® (or ART®) is a patented manual therapy technique that corrects soft tissue restrictions that often lead to pain and decreased mobility. The treatment is actually a movement-based massage technique that allows providers to identify and correct the specific problems affecting patients.
Conditions that respond well to ART include repetitive use injuries, frozen shoulder, tendinopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff pathology, restricted joint motion, and sprains and strains. Typically, a patient will see significant results within just a few visits, and fortunately, results are permanent. ART is not only the treatment of choice for high performance athletes and workers' compensation managers, but also for top sports medicine physicians in the tri-state area.
Our Commitment to Quality Care
We are a quality-care provider, honored to be a part of the Physical Therapy Provider Network (PTPN). This network consists of private practice therapists across the country that sets high standards for their providers, including clinical expertise, professional ethics, and a commitment to maintain independence as providers in order to optimize patient outcomes.
We use Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) to predict patients’ outcomes, giving patients a better understanding of how well treatment will help, as well as manage quality. FOTO helps us ensure our patients achieve a higher level of change in function after treatment.
As of June 2016, Louisiana became the 38th state to allow direct access to physical therapy. This means you may seek physical therapy treatment without having to first see a primary care provider, chiropractor, or specialist. We are now able to evaluate whether you need physical therapy and provide the prescribed treatment without a referral.
Want to know more? Just give us a call at Brewer Physical Therapy at (318) 222-8892 (Shreveport), (318) 747-8892 (Bossier City), or (318) 639-9536 (Minden). You can also schedule your appointment now.
LATEST PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH
Is physical therapy (PT) better than steroid injections? A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that patients with knee osteoarthritis treated with PT experienced less pain and better physical function after one year than patients who received steroid injections. These findings suggest the benefits of PT for knee osteoarthritis may be more long-lasting than earlier believed.