Your First Visit
Your first visit to Ford Physical Therapy, providing relief for patients with TMJ, headaches, pain and injuries in Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi, will begin with a thorough evaluation of your injury or condition.
“I need to answer four questions, and those four questions will be dealt with at the first meeting, without exception,” says Aaron Ford, Doctor of Physical Therapy and clinic owner.
He said people come to see him because they have pain, but before he can treat pain effectively, he has to determine the answer to the first question: “Where does the pain come from?”
“For example, you could have a shoulder pain, but I have to determine if the pain is actually coming from your shoulder, or if the root of that pain is actually in your neck,” he explains.
Question two is: Is physical therapy going to be beneficial for you?
“I need to know whether the patient will be able to leave in better shape than when they came in,” he said.
Question three is “What do we need to do to get you better?”
Ford says he has to figure out which of the many treatment options he can provide will work best for you.
Question four is “How quickly can we get you out of our clinic and back to your normal life?”
“People come in and they always want the answer to Question 4 right away, but you can’t answer that until you find the answers to Questions 1, 2 and 3,” he explained.
At your first visit, you will receive your first physical therapy treatment if he determines it will be beneficial, so please wear comfortable clothing.
Bring with you any notes from your doctor as well as a list of any prescribed or over-the-counter medications you take regularly.
You will receive a series of prescribed exercises to do between your visits to the clinic so you can be a partner in your own recovery process.
We are located inside a doctor’s office and you need a doctor’s referral to receive physical therapy treatment. If you are from Mississippi and you do not have the referral, we can arrange for you to go next door to see a doctor first.
Ford Physical Therapy, providing relief for patients with TMJ, headaches, pain and injuries in Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi, accepts all major insurance providers including Medicare, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Acclaim, United Health Care, Tri-Care, and Veterans Affairs (VA).
We also have a self-pay option.
Ford Physical Therapy is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and after hours by appointment.
To book an appointment, phone 662-554-9699.
Ford Physical Therapy has a fresh interior, friendly staff, and fascinating technology. Aaron used a program where I could see how my bones, nerves, and muscles were affected. Also, the text reminders and exercises were easy to follow and helpful. I highly recommend Ford Physical Therapy to anyone in Tupelo or surrounding areas!
– Laramy Keenum
Great therapist! Helped my neck pain so much. The best place to go!
– Knight Staci
I highly recommend Ford Physical Therapy, In just a few visits my mobility had greatly improved. My therapy is now complete and I can say it was well worth my time.
I came to physical therapy for pain in my lower back and hip. From just my first appointment and working with Aaron, my pain was significantly reduced. My range of motion is greatly improved and I haven’t had any more problems with my hip. Aaron is polite, friendly, and easy to work with. I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to work with him. Five stars, 100% satisfied! Thank you, Mr. Aaron!
– Karina Bee
I highly recommend Ford Physical Therapy. I received great results. So happy I was referred to Aaron Ford.
– Julie Bingham
Aaron is great. He put together a easy plan for me to follow get me running again and it worked out excellent. Thanks
– Barner Scott
Mr. Ford was knowledgeable and friendly. He listened respectfully to my comments and questions and helped me to understand my role in executing a comprehensive personal exercise and home rehabilitation program. Good environment, personal attention, and timely sessions.
– Sheree Lence
Was in bad shape with my back when I went to Dr Ford. After 3 visits, l am much better. I wasn’t aware that certain excercises were so important and helpful. Now I can do my normal work around the house
– Randy Bishop
Definitely recommend this place! He got me in assessed what needed to be done and got me my shoulder back up and running with out much pain! Good environment and makes you feel welcome right off! Thank you!
– Tyler Coleman
Dr. Ford has brought me a lot of relief! After a few weeks of seeing him for migraines, I have definitely seen improvement. He is very easy to work with and has a great manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Ford.
– James Underwood
In June, just when I thought I was in the best physical health of my life, I pulled a hamstring. Never thought I would ever have to see a physical therapist. I was even a little nervous about going but I had no choice, I needed help! I was referred to Ford Physical Therapy. On the first day I walked into the office, I was greeted by a young man who approached me with politeness, courteousness, attentiveness and even a little humor. That young man’s name is Aaron Ford, who is my physical therapist. I am thankful to God for directing me to Aaron, who truly cares about his patients.
Thanks Aaron for everything!
– Sandra McIntosh