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Why PTSSM Physical Therapists?

Generic therapists are not as specialized, and therefore they stay average in all areas. PTSSM has more tools in its toolbox to treat spinal disorders, knee, hip, ankle, elbow, and shoulder injuries.

PTSSM provides a motivating environment where patients get the push they need to get optimal results. At Physical Therapy spine and Sports Medicine, patient education is paramount. Patients deserve to have a thorough understanding of the situation, which leads to better outcomes. Many times, patients do not feel they fully understand their injuries or options. PTSSM fills this gap by prioritizing patient education up front.

A positive atmosphere combined with individualized attention and constant communication and understanding with the referring physician makes for optimal patient experience. Every knee problem has unique characteristics. A generic knee protocol is not what a patient needs for the fastest and best recovery. Specific treatment programs designed by comprehensive assessment and evaluation, taking into consideration specific nuances and the mode of the treating physician are the best path for patient recovery.

Why private practice?

Physical Therapy Spine and Sports Medicine is an independent PT clinic relying on patient satisfaction and rehab outcomes, not on high volume and quotas. It is a referral based practice, maintaining close relationships with physicians and patients providing quality services and care. As a non-chain clinic, we are not interested in high turnover, but rather, in direct, consistent patient care of the highest quality.

Physical Therapy Spine and Sports Medicine works closely with Primary Care Doctors, Spine Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Pain Management Physicians. With individualized attention, the patient may often have a positive outcome without surgical intervention.

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Scott Pic Scott Schuessler
has been practicing Physical Therapy for the last 10 years. He is originally from St. Louis and is a graduate from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa ...

Ashley Pic Ashley McFadden
a St. Charles native, attended Maryville University of St. Louis, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2007 ...

Matt Pic Matt Helfrich
has over 5 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy after graduating from Saint Louis University's physical therapy program ...