Did you know?
Since 1995, Southern Arizona's network of physical therapists and hand therapists have been providing highly skilled, individualized care to promote health, mobility and well-being. With 27 physical therapy clinics and seven hand therapy centers in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley and Green Valley, we make physical therapy services convenient for you. You have choices!
SATNET welcomes Noah Abrahams of Tygiel Physical Therapy and Applied Physical Medicine as our incoming President.
Noah is a PT, DPT graduate of A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, and has been practicing physical therapy in Tucson for four years. In 2014, he became the owner of Tygiel Physical Therapy, as Phil Tygiel has retired. From October 2011 to November 2014, he worked as a PT, DPT with the Emergency Department of St. Josephs Hospital. He also worked with the University of Arizona Medical Center promoting early physical therapy treatment and rehabilitation.
Noah is interested in community outreach programs that benefit our local population and is excited to develop relationships with the medical staff in the Tucson community.
A big thank you to our past President, Mark Roberts, who has provided endless hours in assisting us to implement FOTO, a nationally recognized tool to measure physical therapy outcome.
What will a physical therapist do for me?
Your physical therapist will examine you and develop a plan of care using a variety of treatment techniques that help you move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Your physical therapist can also help you prevent loss of mobility and motion by developing a fitness- and wellness-oriented program tailored to your specific needs. Your physical therapist may choose to team with a physical therapist assistant (PTA), an educated and licensed clinician working under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist, for components of your care.
How long are the appointments?
Therapists spend a lot of one-on-one time with people they treat. On the first visit an evaluation is done of your condition, a complete health history is obtained and goals for functional recovery are established. This first appointment usually takes one hour. Once completed, you will be scheduled for additional visits to be instructed in your personalized treatment plan, coached in specific exercises, and evaluated on your progress. You will also receive a home exercise program to work on daily, helping you to make steady progress toward your goals. Your commitment to the home exercise program and therapy instruction will speed the return of your ability to lead an active, normal life.
What should I bring to an appointment?
Please bring your physician's referral, insurance card, photo ID and a list of medications (including supplements) that you are currently taking. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to complete patient information forms. Some practices have these forms on their individual websites so you may print and complete them prior to your first appointment.
What should I wear to an appointment?
Physical therapy is active. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move around, stretch, and exercise in. Tennis shoes or other closed-toe athletic shoes are recommended.