Dr. Francis J. McDonald, DPT

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Dr. Francis J. McDonald, DPT

Physical Therapy | Male

McDonald Physical Therapy 1005 N Hickory Rd, South Bend, IN 46615 Get Directions
(574) 233-5754

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    Dr. McDonald accepts 9 insurance carriers

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    9 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

    • Aetna
    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Guardian
    • Humana
    • MultiPlan
    • Sagamore Health Network
    • Tricare

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    98% of McDonald Physical Therapy patient surveys report that patients would return if in need of future physical therapy. McDonald Physical Therapy has served over 50,000 patients.

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    Specialties

    • Physical Therapy
    • Orthopedic Physical Therapy
    • Sports Physical Therapy

    Conditions Treated

    • Ankle Injury
    • Arthritis
    • Back Disorders
    • Back Injuries
    • Back Sprain
    • Balance Disorders
    • Head and Neck Conditions
    • Headache
    • Hip Pain
    • Knee Injuries
    • Knee Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Orthopedic Disorders
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sprain

    Procedures Performed

    • Balance Testing
    • Exercise Counseling
    • Gait Analysis
    • Low Back Procedure
    • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
    • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
    • Physical Therapy

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    Education

    • Medical School
      Boston University
    • Undergraduate School
      daemen college
      University of Notre Dame

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
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    • Specializes in Physical Therapy
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
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    Stronger Every Day

    Here are 10 reasons why McDonald is right for you:

    Patients are seen until they achieve maximum results, often even when they are no longer covered by insurance.

    The cost of a visit at McDonald Physical Therapy is one third the cost of other neighboring physical therapy practices based on data from a third party survey.

    98% of McDonald Physical Therapy patient surveys report that patients would return if in need of future physical therapy. McDonald Physical Therapy has served over 50,000 patients.

    Patients are offered an opportunity to schedule their initial evaluation appointment within 24 to 48 hours of contacting McDonald Physical Therapy.

    McDonald Physical Therapy is the only clinic that is open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, enabling patients to come before or after work/school.

    McDonald Physical Therapy patients begin their session within five minutes of their scheduled appointment time.

    McDonald Physical Therapy therapists regularly communicate with referring physicians, serving as physician/ patient advocates to ensure quality care and follow up.Patients are

    scheduled with one therapist to provide consistency of treatment.

    The patients at McDonald Physical Therapy are treated in a positive and caring family environment.Patients see results quickly, which often makes it possible to avoid other more invasive forms of treatment (surgery)

    .The average recovery time at McDonald Physical Therapy is 10 visits. Other practices range from 12 to 16 visits.

    McDonald Physical Therapy PTs and PTAs are given several months of therapy training, similar to a residency program, followed up with mentoring and continuing education.

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    Dr. McDonald's Care Philosophy

    Dedicated to treating you like family

    The hallmark of our care is the emphasis we put on the coaching of patients throughout recovery. Indeed, for healing to occur and to occur quickly, the mind, body, and spirit of both the patient and the therapist must be put to use. Ours is a "can-do" environment, and each day begins anew with the enthusiasm we bring to our patients and our jobs. This positive atmosphere aids in the recovery of our patients. Physical therapists teach people how to take care of themselves. "If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach him how to fish, he eats for the rest of his life."

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    Dr. McDonald says...

    Fran is certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) and is certified in the Workwell Systems. He has specialized training in each of the following approaches to and techniques in physical therapy: Maitland, Mulligan, Cyriax, McKenzie, Travell, McConnell, Gary Gray, myofascial release, and neurotension release. Fran is a member of the APTA, as well as a section member of the Private Practice, Geriatric, Administrative, and Manual Therapy sections.

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    Dr. McDonald says...

    Given proper training and fitness, a great many of the disabilities we work with could have been prevented. Thus, a large part of our service to our patients is in teaching you how to stay well and safe from injury.

    At McDonald Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we use scientific methods to determine your fitness level and what types of activities you need to perform to achieve an optimum level of fitness, whether you are able-bodied or may have a physical disability.

    Many of our programs include design and supervision of individualized conditioning plans that increase overall fitness, range of motion, and muscle strength. For example, studies have shown that older adults reduce their risk of falling by 47% after completing a short period of movement training, and we can design a workout program specifically for you upon your discharge.

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    Dr. McDonald says...

    98% of McDonald Physical Therapy patient surveys report that patients would return if in need of future physical therapy. McDonald Physical Therapy has served over 50,000 patients.