What is Physical Therapy?


Physical therapy is a conservative, non-invasive form of medical treatment that addresses conditions that cause pain and affect a patient's ability to perform normal daily tasks or participate in recreational or sports activities. This includes acute conditions such as back pain, sprains, strains and fractures, as well as chronic conditions such as arthritis or tendonitis. In addition, patients often undergo physical therapy after joint replacements and reconstructive surgery.

Physical therapy services may only be delivered by licensed physical therapists and licensed physical therapist assistants. Visit www.apta.org for more information about physical therapy.

Why Choose Sports Medicine & Training Center?   smiling-physical-therapist

  • Locally owned St. Louis business for over 18 years

  • Ample free parking, easily accessible

  • Large, well-equipped facility

  • Friendly, licensed therapy staff

  • Therapists available who additionally specialize in running evaluations, dance medicine, and custom orthotic fabrication

Payment Information

Physical therapy is a billable medical service covered by most medical insurance plans. Depending on your specific insurance policy, out of pocket costs can be highly variable. SMTC is always happy to check insurance benefits for you prior to your first appointment, or even if you are just considering seeking physical therapy treatment. We try to make whatever arrangements possible to make treatment affordable for you. Physical therapy can only be delivered by a licensed PT or PTA and should not be confused with personal training or sports performance training.

Personal training is a non-medical service, does not require a doctor's order (although it is a good idea to inform your doctor), and cannot be billed to your insurance. Visit our performance coaching section for more information on our certified training staff.

We are in-network providers for the following insurance carriers:

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter

  • Anthem BCBS

  • Healthlink

  • Christian Bros.

  • Medrisk

  • Most Coventry plans

  • Meritain Health

  • Golden Rule

  • Home State Health

  • Railroad Medicare

  • Medicare

  • MOHealthnet

  • ​One Call Care

  • Tricare Standard

  • Multiplan and PHCS networks

  • United Healthcare

  • United Healthcare Community Plan

  • United Medical Resources

  • Corvel Workers' Compensation

Not all carriers or plans listed. Please call for additional information on a specific policy or plan.

If you would like us to check your coverage, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us today.