At Physical Therapy Down Under, Inc., we are dedicated to offering the most effective treatments for your needs. All of our therapists are professionally trained and state licensed. Treatment sessions are one-on-one and generally last one hour. We are preferred providers for most insurance companies, including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MUST, Allegiance, United HealthCare, Accident Insurance, and Workman's Compensation. We always are accepting new patients.
Our clinic is part of Physical Therapy Down Under & Fitness Center. Our clinic is wheelchair accessible. We share the same building as our modern fitness center, in a separate private area. Patients are met by our friendly staff at the front desk. We have a comfortable waiting area, and we will do our best to see you promptly.
Our staff will help you with registration, insurance, and billing questions. Please bring your insurance details (cards), doctor’s referral, and any pertinent medical information, such as x-rays, medications, and reports.
Physical therapy involves the diagnosis, treatment, and management of movement dysfunction and enhancement of physical and functional abilities. Physical therapy includes the examination, evaluation, prognosis, and intervention provided by a physical therapist.
Treatment is directed toward the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function, fitness, and wellness. It includes the prevention of the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.
Our Therapists are professionally trained and state licensed. Your first appointment will include a thorough history and evaluation of your problem, as well as treatment, patient education, and instruction. The best results in therapy are based on good communication, compliance, and teamwork between you, your physical therapist, and your doctor.
Treatment sessions are designed to fit your individual needs. They may include a combination of stability, strengthening, flexibility, and movement exercises, awareness techniques as well as a self-treatment and home exercise program to enhance your ability to move freely, without pain.
While other clinics may use multiple therapists to staff their facilities, Physical Therapy Down Under utilizes the skills of one main therapist. This results in friendly, personalized service, consistent treatments, and optimal results.
Daimon Parrotte, P.T., was trained at the School of Physiotherapy at Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia. This is one of the finest schools in Australia, with a reputation for excellence. Our therapist graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). This degree was accredited by the Boards of Physical Therapy and found to have equivalent or higher standards than Physical Therapy education in the United States.
Experience has included 17 years in the field of clinical physical therapy, in a wide range of settings. This has included hospitals, nursing homes, sports teams, private clinics, and home health. However, the main focus has been in the area of outpatient physical therapy, which is what Physical Therapy Down Under now provides.
Physical Therapists must be licensed by the state board in which they work; currently, we are licensed by the State of Montana. Our therapist has also held licenses in several other states, including Texas, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Colorado. Licenses have also been held in Canada, England, and Australia.
Today’s Physical Therapists must be current on recent research and ideas. Extensive continuing education is undertaken every year. We are also members of the American Physical Therapy Association www.APTA.org. This organization helps to keep therapists current with the most recent research in the area of physical therapy.
Montana is known as a “direct access” state. This means that in most cases, patients can see a physical therapist without a referral from your physician. However, certain insurance companies may still require a written prescription by your physician prior to being seen in physical therapy. This may include Medicare, Medicaid, Workers Compensation, and Accident Insurance. Insurance companies based out of Montana may also require a prescription. We recommend all patients either contact our office or their insurance company regarding the need for a prescription.
Physical Therapists can treat a wide variety of conditions and injuries. Just about any part of the human body that is affected by muscular, neurological, and functional problems can be assisted by Physical Therapy.
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