Northern Physical Therapy is a therapist owned private practice. We strive to create a value based and cost effective environment for your care. You will always be with a physical therapist and never with unlicensed personnel. We don’t double book appointments and yours will be between ½ and one hour with one on one care from your therapist. We utilize a reliable assessment based treatment philosophy that emphasizes patient involvement, education and self management principles. This allows for more effective use of your therapy time, resulting in better outcomes, less visits and costs. Finally, we utilize outcomes on all our patients to ensure that we are performing better than regional and national trends.

Our staff has a wide variety of skills. We have years of experience, at least 25 years per therapist, yet we continue to grow within our profession.  We pride ourselves with being on the cutting edge of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. In addition, we offer state of the art programs in osteoporosis, balance and vestibular rehab, industrial programs, and back and neck care.

We believe in community involvement. We volunteer our time to many local sports programs including school athletics, and regularly give educational talks to the community in our areas of expertise.

Starting Therapy

Referrals: Although physical therapist can treat you without a medical referral in Montana, most insurance companies require a script. This can be from a medical doctor, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, chiropractor or dentist. Please bring your script with you when you arrive for your first visit if this is required by your insurance carrier.

Consumer rights: There are many choices of physical therapy clinics in our valley. Remember that as a consumer you have the right to decide which one is right for you.

Questions: If you have questions about therapy prior to starting our therapists will be happy to talk to you. Please call and ask our front office for help.

Insurance: We are a preferred provider for most insurance companies in Montana. Please check your policy or call us if you are unsure.

Your initial treatment: Please come in 15 minutes early to register. We will make every effort to be on time. Any wait longer than 15 minutes is not acceptable to us. Initial visits are usually an hour. This will include a detailed evaluation, a specific treatment and education and an initial home exercise program.

Future visits: Your therapist will discuss with you further physical therapy visits. This will include frequency of visits and a reasonable estimate of total length of time until you are discharged. Further visits can be between ½ to one hour. You will always see a physical therapist. We don’t employ unlicensed personnel for patient care.

Cash Program: If you prefer to pay for your therapy at the time of your visits, pleases talk to our front desk for details.

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Whitefish, MT