How to Find The Best Physical Therapist in Your Area

In the area I live in, the most common search term when looking for a physical therapist is “best physical therapist Tampa, FL”, “best physical therapist Land O’ Lakes, FL”  or “best physical therapist Lutz, FL.”

Most businesses say they have the best PT’s working at their physical therapy clinic so how do you really know if that is true?

I have had the privilege of traveling world and teaching an immediate pain relief treatment method that I developed called Whelton Myofascial Referral Technique to physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other health care practitioners.

What I noticed was there is a very small group of practitioners that are trained in outside the box, immediately effective treatment methods. These are the clinicians I personally would go to. Most physical therapists will typically massage you or do some other hands on treatment for fifteen minutes, then put you through some exercises and maybe put you on the bike or treadmill. If you get results they are gradual and it may take three to four weeks to start seeing a difference.

The outside the box PT’s can typically get dramatic results in a few minutes and get you better faster.

The other thing that I have done in my clinic Sport and Spine Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in Tampa, FL and a lot of physical therapists in Tampa and around the country are changing their business model so they are not seeing four to five patients an hour and only seeing one patient one on one. This is invaluable to the patients as they get the undivided attention they deserve.

Best of Luck in Your Search,

Ryan Whelton, DPT

Dr. Norm Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., Neurosurgeon, Inventor of the TENS Unit, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Rhizotomy Surgical Procedure, Author of 325 articles, 36 books Foremost Expert in the World for Pain says  this about Dr. Whelton and His Physical Therapy Treatment:

“Dr. Whelton is an Intuitive Genius, A Real Healer, I Hope His Treatment Becomes a First-Line Physical Therapy Treatment for Most Pain Problems”

Author: Sport and Spine PT

Ryan Whelton has developed a true breakthrough that often instantly dramatically decreases or eliminates pain, increases range of motion and decreases muscle spasm all in just seconds to minutes. Patients also experience an accelerated healing rate. Education Northeastern University; Doctor of Physical Therapy Northeastern University; M.S. in Physical Therapy Northeastern University; B.S. in Rehabilitation Science Subspecialties Chronic Pain Back and Neck Pain Sports Injuries (including high-level ballerinas, gymnasts, baseball, football, soccer, basketball) TMJ/Jaw Pain Migraine/Tension Headaches Injury Prevention in Adolescents Veterans Hospital (Tampa, FL) Ryan spent almost 3 years rehabilitating our nation's veterans and active duty soldiers returning from war. He had the opportunity to rehab injuries most PTs never see in their career. Rehabilitating soldiers with orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injures, soldiers with burns, soldiers who are single and double amputees, chronic pain, cardiac rehabilitation, post surgical patients. Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins (NBA, NHL) Ryan worked alongside their head athletic trainers/physical therapists, at their clinic, and courtside, providing premier care for top athletes. New England Patriots (NFL) As an employee, he provided physical therapy to professional football players training for their upcoming season, at practice, before games, and during the Super Bowl. College Football (Division IA, ACC) The private physical therapist/personal trainer for the leading rusher in the history of Boston College. NFL Draft Trained athletes in New Orleans preparing themselves for grueling workouts and testing of the NFL combine. Ryan also trained athletes in New Orleans preparing for the NFL Draft, rehabilitating their injuries and increasing speed, strength and overall wellness. Radio Co-Host Ryan can be heard on the radio speaking to over a quarter of a million listeners, Saturdays on 860 AM "The Home Team." Due to his extensive experience in professional sports and working with other high level athletes he was asked to co-host the show as the official "Injury and Rehabilitation Expert" by "The Home Team." The show is hosted by arena voice of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando Magic and press box voice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , Paul Porter. Personal Throughout his life he has not only been the clinician, but the patient. These experiences have given him a unique perspective on how he approaches and treats patients. He is able to better empathize with people who are in pain and/or disability. As a full scholarship collegiate athlete, he learned to juggle the rigors of 7.5 years of physical therapy school, with his athletic obligations, family and friends. This taught him how to create balance in his life while still striving to achieve his goals. Outside of Work When not working, Ryan loves; spending time with his wife, Jill, and son, Cameron. He also enjoys scuba diving, yoga, running, lifting weights, fishing, golfing, skiing, Aikido, yoga, Pilates, mountain biking, dog training and spending time at the beach. Ryan likes to travel and is trying to see as much of the world as he can.

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