Metrix Physical Therapy
If you want quality care, quality results, to get "back to normal" or "back in the game" as quickly as possible, choose Metrix!
Metrix provides one-on-one physical therapy care for people of virtually every age and condition.
We treat and resolve the cause of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries of many origins, including:
- Orthopedic surgery rehabilitation
- Back and neck pain
- Sport-related injuries
- Non-surgical shoulder, knee, elbow and wrist (joint) conditions
- Biomechanical and muscular control problems
- Neurological conditions
- Work-related injury
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Balance and gait conditions
Metrix provides a predictive outcome for each patient that we treat. We match each patient to a national database of patients who have been treated for identical condition(s). Our licensed outcomes software system provides each patient-and their physician-with a predicted improvement in functional status, a predicted number of visits, and a predicted level of treatment satisfaction.
Metrix also offers complimentary Injury Screens/Physical Therapy Consults without a physician prescription (to download our Screening/Consult form and to schedule a Consult, please click here).
Metrix clinical staff provides guidance to discharged patients who wish to transition to our MetrixStrength resistance training service and provides general supervision for the MetrixStrength resistance training service.
If you have a physical therapy prescription you may seek physical therapy care anywhere you choose (if you have a work-related injury that is being directed by a Case Manager, you may face certain restrictions).
- What is physical therapy? What is a physical therapist?
Physical therapy (or physiotherapy) is the diagnosis-based delivery of remedies designed to restore and maintain maximum movement and functional ability throughout one's entire life.
The goal of physical therapy treatment is to maximize movement (functional) potential based upon goals that are established by the patient, his or her physician, and the physical therapist.
A physical therapist is a licensed professional practitioner that:
- Evaluates and manages movement disorders, injuries, and acute or chronic pain conditions
- Helps enhance physical and functional abilities
- Helps prevent the onset of symptoms and progression of functional limitations, impairments and disabilities
- Promotes wellness, fitness and quality of life as it relates to movement and health
Physical therapists must pass the National Physical Therapy Examination after graduating from an accredited physical therapist educational program before they can practice.
Physical therapist education is rigorous, and includes basic science courses such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and specialized courses such as kinesiology, biomechanics, neuroanatomy, human growth and development, pathology, diagnostics, physical examination techniques, and therapeutic procedures. Physical therapists participate in supervised clinical rotations in addition to classroom and laboratory instruction.
- Will my health insurance cover physical therapy?
Medicare and virtually all other insurance plans will cover physical therapy care. Metrix verifies insurance coverage for every patient prior to the initiation of physical therapy care.
- How long will my physical therapy care last?
Physical therapy care is individualized care. Length of treatment depends on a number of factors, and is discussed with each patient at the time they are evaluated for treatment. Metrix uses outcomes software that provides a prediction of number of sessions that will be required based upon comparison of an individual case to all other matched cases of care in a national database.
- What types of people can benefit from physical therapy?
Virtually every individual that has one or more medical problems or health-related conditions that cause chronic, ongoing pain, limit their ability to move, and/or limit the ability to function in daily life may benefit from physical therapy care.
Physical therapists commonly treat the following conditions:
- Recovery from orthopedic surgery
- Back and neck pain
- Shoulder, knee, elbow and wrist (joint) conditions
- Biomechanical problems and muscular control
- All manner of sport-related injuries
- Neurological conditions
- Vestibular, gait and balance conditions
- Are there alternatives to physical therapy treatment?
Your physician may prescribe non-physical therapy interventions in an effort to reduce pain related symptoms. Pharmaceutical, massage, chiropractic, and other therapeutic approaches may provide symptom relief. However, if the underlying cause is not adequately treated, the problem or condition may resurface.
It is vital to treat the cause, not just the symptoms. We believe that, if an individual exhibits a functional (movement) deficit, all other intervention alternatives (pharmaceutical, massage, chiropractic, and other therapeutic approaches) will ultimately prove to be inadequate.
- Can I see a physical therapist without a physician prescription?
In Illinois, a consumer may consult with a physical therapist without a physician prescription. This may be an appropriate prelude to a physician visit, and may also be an appropriate intervention for any consumer who has suffered an injury that demands attention. Insurance companies will typically not pay for physical therapy care without a physician prescription. Remember, a physician prescription (referral) may be taken to any physical therapy provider.
If you would like to schedule a no-charge physical therapy consult, please click here.
- Can I expect long-term relief through physical therapy?
We believe that age-appropriate long-term relief is attainable for virtually every individual that:
- Actively participates in their care and works toward attainment of pre-treatment goals
- Incorporates all important strengthening and conditioning remedies recommended by a physical therapist in their daily living routine-during their time in the clinic and afterwards
- Avoids specific behaviors that may relate to posture, gait, or other detrimental activities identified for them by a physical therapist
- How do I schedule an appointment?
You may call our physical therapy clinic at 847-562-0500, or click here to request an appointment
- Will the physical therapist communicate with my doctor or rehab nurse?
A physical therapist maintains contact with the patient's physician during the rehabilitation process and sends a final report upon discharge from care.