Physical Therapy FAQs
How long does Physical Therapy last?
Depending on the condition physical therapy can last just a few weeks to multiple months, with sessions ranging from once a week to three times a week. Within the first few visits, you should notice reduced pain and some functional improvement; however, increases in strength and range of motion may take longer, and may require a longer treatment plan as well as at-home exercises.
What should I do if I am struggling with Vertigo or Dizziness?
Our Physical Therapists Are Licensed For DIRECT ACCESS, meaning you do not need a referral or physician prescription to get treatment on our facility!
Feeling unbalanced can be frightening and cause physical and emotional distress. If you experience dizziness, spinning or whirling sensations, feelings of floating, constant or repetitive headaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), a pain of fullness in the ears, and/or poor balance, our physical therapists may be able to help.
Our team can treat vestibular disorders - issues that affect the vestibular system. This includes parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movement. If the system is damaged by disease, aging or injury, a vestibular disorder can result. In addition to causing distressing symptoms, the extra physical and mental effort required to manage said symptoms and maintain balance can result in significant fatigue. Difficulty concentrating and memory loss can easily occur as well. Fortunately, treatment is available - specifically with Dr. Krista Campbell, trained and certified in Vestibular Disorders.
Why choose Allegheny Medical?
At Allegheny Medical, we offer holistic wellness and preventative care, as well as individualized care. We look at you as a whole and operate with a “whole body approach.” Our practice was nominated and voted as Pittsburgh’s Best of Physical Therapy two years in a row. We employ licensed doctors of physical therapy with DIRECT ACCESS, so there is no referral needed for patients to obtain care.
Because people of all ages need to move and function, our physical therapist team works with patients and clients at any age - including adolescent to elderly. Call us at 412-494-4550 or book an appointment online!