By choosing this clinic for your PT care, you will benefit from the results of years of post graduate orthopedic training and rigorous specialty orthopedic certifications that you WILL NOT find in the surrounding clinics in Greeley or in Northern Colorado.
Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT)
Spinal Manipulative Therapist (SMT)
These skills combined with compassionate one-on-one sessions will illustrate the value of our model.
Don’t hesitate, call today, experience the difference!
Advanced Physical Therapy and Fitness has been located in Greeley, CO since January 2013. Office is located at 1919 65th Ave Suite 3 in Greeley. Call to set up your appointment today!
APTF is a fully self pay clinic. We are not in-network or enrolled with any insurance plans. (see FAQ entitled ‘Advantages of self pay services for more info)
Payment for services are due at the time of service.
Cash, check, or credit payment is accepted. APTF accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card. APTF also accepts Health Savings (HSA) and flex spending monies.
If your insurance plan has ‘out of network’ benefits, APTF can provide you with an invoice you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider (Phone # should be on back of insurance card) prior to getting service with APTF to see how your insurance handles the process and where you will need to send the invoice to expedite your reimbursement.
No. APTF is not enrolled with either Medicare or Medicaid. This does not mean that you cannot attend APTF for your therapy services. Please call the clinic and we can further explain what your benefits may be.
Session fees are due at the time of service, but some supplemental plans have ‘out of network’ benefits like Tricare for Life and others. Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask!
Self pay service = Freedom to choose
What are the advantages of self pay services…there are many for both the provider and client, but here are just a few…
1) No doctor referral is needed for you to begin PT
2) You and your PT decide what treatments are best for you, not your insurance.
3) You and your PT decide how long and how often PT services are appropriate for you, not your insurance.
When insurances are involved in payment for medical treatment, the insurance decides what they will and wont pay for. This usually means the provider will only give the treatments that will be paid for by insurance, and the paid for treatments may or may not be the best for the client’s situation. Also, insurances often have some sort of equation to determine how much PT you should need for your given diagnosis, which is a one size fits all approach, often not in the patients best interest.
There are more benefits to the self pay model, but the main idea is that it gives you more freedom to choose and you will get better care!
APTF provides Out-Patient PT services including: Specialty in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Spinal Manipulation, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Sports medicine, pre/post-surgical rehab, injury prevention, post injury rehab, and Chronic Pain.
See Physical Therapy Page for more details.
See Cupping Page.
TDN is NOT acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TDN or IMS (intra-muscular manual stimulation), is an advanced treatment used by licensed physical therapists. TDN uses filament (very thin) needles to release muscular trigger points. The same filament needles are used by acupuncturists to treat superficial Chinese meridian points. TDN and acupuncture use the same ‘tool’ but have two different goals and outcomes in mind. See TDN page for more in depth details.
Anyone who has pain or dysfunction!
- Neck, Mid Back, and Low Back Pain
- ‘Bulging Disc’
- Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff
- Frozen Shoulder
- Tendonitis (Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, etc)
- Carpal Tunnel
- Sacro-Illiac (SI) joint Syndrome
- Hip Pain/Strain
- Knee Pain
- Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome
- Shin Splints
- Piriformis Syndrome
- ‘Sciatic’ Pain
- Illio-Tibial (IT) Band Syndrome
- Pulled Hamstring, Quad (i.e. muscle strains)
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- ‘Pinched’ Nerve
- Muscular Tightness/Poor Flexibility
- List is not exhaustive!!
Commonly during a TDN treatment you will feel discomfort, aching, and twitching of the muscle(s) being treated. The twitching is the releasing of the trigger point in the muscle. It is not uncommon for more dysfunctional muscles to experience more intense aching and twitching during a treatment.
It is common after a TDN session you will feel an immediate change in the treated area. These changes may include but are not limited to; increased range of motion, decreased or eliminated pain with the previously painful movement, and post-workout type muscular soreness in the area treated. The soreness may also be likened to post deep massage soreness.
You may feel sore immediately after treatment in the area of the body you were treated, this is normal but does not always occur. It can also take a few hours or until the next day before you feel soreness. The soreness may vary depending on the area of the body that was treated, and varies from person to person, but typically it feels like you had an intense workout at the gym. Soreness typically lasts 24-48 hours. If soreness continues beyond this please contact your treating therapist.
It is not uncommon to have bruising after treatment; some areas are more likely than others to bruise. Some common areas are shoulders, base of neck, head and face, arms and legs. Large bruising rarely occurs, but can. Use ice to help decrease the bruising and if you feel concern please call your treating therapist.
It is not uncommon to feel tired, nauseous, emotional, giggly or “loopy”, and/or somewhat “out of it” after treatment. This is a normal response that can last up to an hour or two after treatment. If this lasts beyond a day contact your treating therapist as a precaution.
There are times when treatment may actually make your typical symptoms worse. This is normal. If this continues past the 24 hour – 48 hour window, keep note of it, as this is helpful information and your treating therapist will then adjust your treatment plan based on your report if needed. This does not mean TDN cannot help your condition.
It is highly recommended that you increase your water intake for the next 24 hours after treatment to help avoid soreness.
It is recommended that you soak in a hot bath or hot tub to help avoid post treatment soreness.
After treatment you may do the following based on your comfort level, if it hurts or exacerbates your symptoms then stop;
- Work out and/or stretch
- Massage the area
- Use a heating pad
- *Avoid ice unless you are icing a bruise, heat is better for muscle soreness.
*It is not recommended to drink alcohol, if you chose to do so, do not drink excessively.