Physical Therapy

Rehabilitation is a critical part of recovery and can make the difference for proper healing. That's why Mid-America Orthopedics patients complete their entire physical therapy regimen within our offices. There's no additional scheduling or billing as we provide exceptional physical therapy as part of our single-destination care. The other advantage this provides our patients is better overall recovery as the therapists and surgeons work hand-in-hand.

Our staff has been trained by nationally recognized orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists who are dedicated to current research-based surgery and rehabilitation techniques. Our reputed team of dedicated physical therapists have learned to evaluate orthopedic injuries, recognize specific pathology of the knee and shoulder, and follow national standards for rehabilitation protocols per pioneering leaders in the field of physical therapy.

Dynamic Team
Our Physical Therapists and PT Assistants are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care possible. Patients can expect thorough evaluations and individualized treatment from dedicated professionals with extensive educational and clinical backgrounds. Through customized care and evidence-based treatment programs, patients will experience improved and sustainable outcomes.

Specialized Expertise
Mid-America Orthopedics is unwavering in our commitment to offer the most advanced outpatient rehabilitation. Our highly skilled team is experienced in treating a wide variety of orthopedic needs, including sports rehabilitation and spinal injuries that include the neck and lower back.  Our therapists specialize in orthopedic care of the shoulder, knee, foot, and ankle conditions. Additionally, Mid-America Orthopedics enhances our workers compensation experience so that our Physical Therapists can provide specific treatment and expert care for injured workers, ensuring a smoother transition back to work.

Advanced Certifications and Credentials
Our therapy team is passionate about providing you the best possible care on your road to recovery. Every Therapist has completed Advanced Training in Movement System Impairments which looks at proper movement analysis, postural fault corrections, and muscle imbalances that can lead to musculoskeletal pain.  Each Therapist is trained in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization to treat soft tissue pain and injuries. Most of our therapists have earned their Doctorate of Physical Therapy and many have achieved or are pursing Fellowship Training in Manual Therapy, a clinical approach utilizing skilled-specific, hands-on techniques to treat soft tissue restrictions and joint dysfunctions.

Facilities

Mid-America Orthopedics offers 4 convenient locations for rehabilitation. We provide Physical Therapy at all three of our local offices. This allows our patients the advantage of having a team of Physicians and Therapists work closely together to help them achieve success. 

Additionally, we offer therapy at Optimal Performance, a fitness facility located at 11444 E. Central in Wichita, KS. Treating patients at Optimal Performance allows our therapists the opportunity to provide sport specific training, running drills, and agility exercises, offering a seamless return to sporting activities for the injured athlete.

Cutting-Edge Technologies
Our offices operate with in-house full-body, open MRI and state-of-the-art digital X-ray facilities. Electronic medical records allow us to expedite referrals and progress letters.

 

Direct Access

Direct access is the ability to see a healthcare provider directly without first having to go to see a family or primary care physician for a referral.   At MAO, we have direct access, which means that by law, no referral is required for us to evaluate and provide physical therapy treatments to our patients.

 

Our expert physical therapists possess the clinical expertise and knowledge to provide a physical therapy diagnosis and an accurate prognosis to determine whether you will benefit from skilled physical therapy interventions.  If we determine that physical therapy will not improve your condition, we will refer you to one of our orthopedic physicians in our practice or to the appropriate medical provider.

 

Direct access to physical therapy is a more recent trend in the US, however international physical therapist have successfully managed direct access patients for years.  Research articles indicate direct access is a successful and effective physical therapy model.

One research article/systematic review compared direct access to typical referral based physical therapy of 62,707 cases in which direct access care model provided superior outcomes as well as an overall decrease in the total number of physical therapy visits, imaging orders, medications prescribed, and non-physical therapy provider appointment attended. 

The article concluded that direct-access physical therapy is associated with improved patient outcomes and a decrease in costs when compared to the referred care model and that “it may contain healthcare cost and promote high-quality health care.  Third party payers should consider paying for physical therapy by direct access to decrease health care cost and incentivized optimal patient outcomes.”

 

Although, by law, we have direct access in Kansas, some insurance plans may still require obtaining a physician's referral before beginning physical therapy.  If you do not have insurance or are not interested in having a claim submitted to your insurance, we offer flexible self-pay options without a referral.