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If your VO2, Metabolic Rate, and Cardiovascular fitness is your engine, then your mechanical efficiency, form, and strength are the chassis and wheels.

If you’re constantly wondering why a nagging injury has plagued your running, or if your body seems to fall apart before you cross the finish line, come in for an assessment by our team. The Rise Movement and Gait Analysis will pick apart your movement patterns, weaknesses, and biomechanical inefficiencies. To take it a step beyond that, we have the expertise to educate you on the corrective exercises and drills to begin to improve those issues. We will look at everything from head to toe and make you stronger, faster, and more resilient.

Schedule your appointment today by calling 479-442-7473 or booking an appointment online.

We offer the following Performance Lab packages:

Injury and Pain Relief Package

If you have ever had a running injury, then you know how frustrating it is to have to reduce your mileage or stop running altogether. Nagging injuries are usually caused by biomechanical issues, or problems with the way one or more joints and muscles behave during running. This can cause a wide variety of problems, like knee pain, hip pain, shin splints and Achilles pain. During your session, one of our Physical Therapists will evaluate your strength and range of motion to determine what may be causing your pain. If your Physical Therapist determines that you would benefit from interventions to improve your strength and range of motion, you would then follow up for additional visits. Most insurances offer Physical Therapy coverage.

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Running Gait Analysis

Take your training to the next level! At the Rise Performance Lab, one of our Physical Therapists will perform an in-depth biomechanical assessment including video analysis and functional movement/strength testing to determine what is causing your pain. You will then receive a follow up visit where your Physical Therapist will break down your assessment and turn it into specific and easy to understand data.

Our skilled clinicians can then recommend corrective movements and exercises to address the problem at the source. Corrective treatment may also include additional PT visits to perform soft tissue mobilization or manual joint mobilizations to reduce recovery time and get you back to running faster.


About Rise Physical Therapy

Hi, and welcome to Rise Physical Therapy.

Rise exists because we believe there is a demand for honest and ethical therapy that truly makes a difference in people's lives. After years of working in healthcare, we realized that the industry had lost it's focus on the patient. So we decided to start our own clinic and focus on providing our patients the very best in one-on-one physical therapy. We wouldn't have it any other way.

Thanks for swinging by the site, and we hope to see you soon.

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Most common questions about physical therapy

1. What is physical therapy (PT)? – Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, are experts in the musculoskeletal system, meaning we know your muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and how they operate as well as anyone. We play a critical role in the recovery and rehabilitation of the injured, hurting, or those suffering chronic conditions. Becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy (the only type of PTs we hire at Rise), requires over seven years of education.

2. Is PT covered by insurance? Almost all insurance plans give you an annual allowance of PT visits. For our current patients, that has typically meant a copay of around $15-$30/visit. Sometimes it’s lower, or even completely covered by insurance. Depending on your plan you might pay a bit more, such as when your plan has a higher deductible. If you are unsure, give us a call and our insurance experts can help you figure it out. You can reach us at (479) 595-8667.

3. Do you need a doctor’s referral for PT?No referral is needed – you can come straight in to see us without having to go to your doctor. Years ago a referral was required, but studies like this showed it was dramatically more effective and cheaper for patients to be sent to PTs first. The state of Arkansas has not required them for over 20 years (since 1997).

4. Does physical therapy work? – The only question that matters. Here’s what a recent large study found: “In the year following their initial complaint to primary providers, the sample of people in the study who went to physical therapy directly spent an average of $1,871, compared to $6,664 for those who were first sent for an MRI. The patients who received physical therapy first were less likely to receive surgery and injections, and they made fewer specialists and emergency department visits within a year of primary consultation.” [link] So not only does it work, it saves you money over the long run.

5. How much does PT cost? – We actually went ahead and ran the numbers on this one. If you include all of our past patients, the average payment after insurance was $19.25. So anywhere from $15 – $30 is a fairly accurate estimate of how much you’d be looking at paying per visit. That said, some patients actually get PT completely covered by insurance so you may end up paying $0.

6. What is the difference between a PT and a chiropractor? – There are quite a few, but the biggest difference is in the way the professions approach the practice of medicine. Physical therapists strictly use evidence-based (scientific) treatments that are focused on healing the patient permanently rather than temporarily dulling pain. At Rise, we are all about educating you on how to treat and address your issues on your own with stretches and exercises. On the other hand, Chiropractors tend to focus on pain relief techniques like spinal manipulation (adjustment) that are performed on an ongoing basis. It just comes down to what you desire in a treatment.

More questions? Read through the rest of our frequently asked questions here or give us a call at (479) 595-8667.