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Premier Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine opened in October 2001 and has been growing ever since. There are presently 6 locations with plans to add more in the near future. Owned and operated by a physical therapist, Premier Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is known as the leader of Rehabilitation on the Treasure Coast. Many healthcare providers attempt to manage a physical therapy practice as an added feature to their specialty or practice, such as Chiropractors or Physicians. Premier only focuses on the expertise that the staff has been credentialed in, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. READ MORE

Our Locations

We have 6 locations to conveniently serve your needs

5054 SE Federal Highway
Stuart, Fl 34997
Phone: 772-419-7325
Fax: 772-2912345

3660 SW 30 Avenue
Palm City, FL 34990
Phone: 772-291-2261
Fax: 772-291-2260

899 NE Jensen Beach Blvd
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Phone: 772-324-3081
Fax: 772-232-6282

1400 SE Goldtree Dr.
Suite 205
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Phone: 772-335-7966
Fax: 772-335-7963

519 NW Lake Whitney
Place, Suite 101
Port St Lucie, FL 34986
Phone: 772-621-9313
Fax: 772-621-9358

800 Virginia Ave
Suite 48
Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Phone: 772-464-6424
Fax: 772-464-4324

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Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Common Questions/ Myths about Physical Therapy

1. Do I need a physician referral?

Florida law allows for physical therapists to evaluate and treat patients without an immediate referral. However, there may be some insurance denials without a referral. We advise our patients to obtain a referral, but in some cases it may not be necessary. Feel free to call our office and we can direct you. We can even provide you the names of quality physicians should you not already be established with on.

2. Will my insurance cover therapy?

Typically the answer is yes. At Premier we have some very good advice when it comes to this. First, we never ask a provider if they "accept" your insurance. "Accepting" simply means the provider takes your plan. It does not mean they are in-network. It will cost you in some cases a much larger amount of money if you go to a therapy provider that "accepts" your insurance than one that is "in network". So always ask the provider "Are you in my network?".Secondly, if you are not sure if therapy is covered simply call our office. Our pleasant staff will make all the necessary calls to assure we provide you proper benefits before your first appointment.

3. Is Physical Therapy and Chiropractor the same?

The answer is absolutely not. The approach and philosophy is quite different in most cases. Physical Therapy should only be performed by an individual trained specifically in the field of physical therapy which would only be a licensed physical therapist. Many healthcare providers today are trying to incorporate physical therapy in their practice. In some cases, treatments in these settings may not be completely rendered by a physical therapist. Patients often ask if there is a difference. Our response is typically "Would you take a Ford to a Chevrolet dealership for repairs? Of course not. If you need physical therapy, you should only seek out the services of a physical therapist. Who understands physical therapy better than a facility owned and operated by a licensed physical therapist?

4. Are all Physical Therapy facilities the same?

This question we hear a great deal and the answer is absolutely not. We often see patients that have had some physical therapy in the past. In some cases it was not even performed by a licensed therapist which in the state of Florida is illegal. In other cases it may have been performed in a healthcare office that simply was doing therapy as an added service. In some cases the results were not desirable. In our practice we are experts as our name implies, in physical therapy and sports medicine. That is our specialty. It is not a secondary or added service.

5. Why choose Premier Physical Therapy?

As mentioned on our home page, the owner of Premier has opened new facilities for Orthopedic groups, grew hospital departments by over 400% and even assisted other local therapists in their goals to open a physical therapy clinic. He has been asked by numerous other healthcare professionals such as physicians, chiropractors and other therapists on advice on running a practice of physical therapy. If the community is turning to Premier for their expertise, shouldn't you? We have the largest number of outpatient therapists of any private practice or physician group. That allows for more access to expertise, diversity and knowledge base. We have been chosen as the provider of all athletic coverage for Indian River State College. We are a provider for more insurance plans on the Treasure Coast than any other outpatient provider. We have Saturday hours, free consultations and late day appointments. There is no comparison, period.

Hear what our patients say

  • I brought my 3-year-old son to Premier Physical Therapy after he suffered a broken elbow. He received 5 weeks of therapy under their expert care. I found each and every staff member that I encountered to be extremely competent and professional. They truly went the extra mile to make my son feel at ease while being treated. I never would have guessed that the hard work of physical therapy would actually become a positive experience that my 3-year-old looked forward to! Through Premier's outstanding treatment, my son's elbow is completely rehabilitated with his range of motion back to normal. Premier Physical Therapy, thank you so much for the exceptional care that you provide!

    Kathryn Anson
  • I recently completed a program of orthopedic therapy from Premier after a bi-lateral TKR (replacement of both knees) earlier this year. The therapy I received was first class. My therapist was highly trained and a pleasure to work with, and the Premier facilities were much better than others I had considered. Needless to say, the therapy I received was completely successful and both I and my surgeon were very pleased with the result. I highly recommend Premier for anyone considering physical therapy. As a final note, I might add that I�ll be skiing again with my family next week in Colorado!

    Dan Morris, Sewall�s Point, FL
  • I would like to thank the therapists at Premier Physical Therapy at St. Lucie West for being a vital part of my physical recovery from a stroke that I had in February 2010. Kelly Hadley and Tanesha Upton are outstanding therapists that went above and beyond to make me stronger and more determined to overcome my balance issues. In two months time, they helped me to strengthen my core which gave me more stability and physical stamina that I lacked after the stroke. They have inspired me to make exercise a daily part of my life in order to reach my goal of peak physical fitness and health. Never give up! With many thanks and deep gratitiude,

    Martin Michaud
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