Physical Therapy for Chronic Kidney Disease
Physical Therapy for Chronic Kidney Disease in the Greater Portland Area
When you have chronic kidney disease, it’s important to take care of your health and get the treatment you need to slow kidney damage. Research has shown that physical therapy (especially exercise therapy) can help you stay healthier longer. It’s a great way to build strength and flexibility, which helps you manage your symptoms and complete daily activities more easily.
At c.h. Physical Therapy, we treat people in the greater Portland area who have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Many of our patients come to us on referral from their doctors, but a referral isn’t always required.
What to Expect From c.h. Physical Therapy
At your initial evaluation, we’ll meet with you to talk about your symptoms. Some people with chronic kidney disease feel fine, for example, while others have more health challenges. After your initial evaluation, one of our physical therapists will help you learn a physical therapy/exercise therapy program that we have customized for you. Programs at c.h. Physical Therapy use peer-reviewed, evidence-based exercises. Your physical therapy program will include:
- Resistance training
- Endurance exercises
- Basic dietary assistance
You’ll continue this program over the course of four to 12 weeks of care. During this time, you will work directly with the same physical therapist at every session—never an aide or assistant. All our physical therapists have doctoral-level degrees with advanced training in exercise therapy, biomechanics and sports medicine. Unlike any other clinic in Oregon, they are required to complete our in-house, peer-reviewed exercise prescription course, so you can trust that your physical therapist has met very high standards.
Worried About Cost? Physical Therapy is Covered by Most Insurance.
You might be concerned about the cost of physical therapy. Most insurance companies cover our services, including Medicare and Family Care. You’ll want to check with your insurer about the details of your plan. We can help answer any questions you have.
Talk With Us About Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment
We’d like to start putting together a custom plan for you—a plan that can help you manage the symptoms of chronic kidney disease. Just schedule an evaluation and we’ll get started.
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