Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions. Please feel free to contact us if you have others.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy, also known as PT, is the preservation, development and restoration of optimal physical function. We strive to help you understand the benefits of exercise, proper body mechanics and postural awareness, as well as prevent the onset and progression of impairment, functional limitation and changes in physical function
How do you become a patient?
Licensed Physical Therapists can treat a patient for 30 days without a physician's referral with certain insurances. However, some insurance plans require a physician's referral before they will pay for physical therapy services. We can help you determine which insurance type you have. We will check with your insurance plan and verify your insurance plans physical therapy benefits. Call our office today!
In addition to medical doctors, other health care providers that can refer you to physical therapy include nurse practitioners and physician's assistants.
What happens at the first visit?
The first visit is your initial evaluation. We will perform an evaluation to determine what conditions are affecting you. Together we will determine the best course of treatment, including any follow-up treatments that may be needed to monitor and/or advance your treatment so you continue to progress toward your goals. We will also set up your schedule for the next few visits.
A former patient demonstrating great core stability, arm strength, and still keeping a smile!
How do I dress?
Most people come in sweats or gym apparel. We ask that you wear something comfortable where you are able to expose the area that we are to be working on. For example, please wear shorts if you have a knee condition or a tank top if you have shoulder trouble.
Please be sure to bring your government-issued photo identification and proof of residential address (if different than that which is listed on the photo id). Please see our "Identity Theft Prevention Program" for complete details. Failure to provide this information will result in delays or cancellation of your initial appointment. Make sure to bring any medical items you routinely use, for example, an inhaler if you have asthma. Also, if you have current medical information that applies to your injury, please bring a copy of that with you, or have your doctor mail or fax it to us before your appointment. Finally, if we do not already have the referral from your doctor, we will need you to bring that as well.
You can also save time at your first appointment by filling out patient forms prior to your first appointment. Please click here to access the patient forms.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
The initial evaluation and treatment will last approximately one hour. Treatment sessions thereafter can vary from 30 minutes to an hour and a half depending on your injury. Most last one hour.
How long will the session take?
Patients are usually seen 2-3 times per week depending on the type and severity of the injury. Duration of treatment also varies and is determined on an individual basis. You will have a better idea of your scheduling after the initial session is complete.
How many times a week do I need to come and how long will treatment last?
And great hamstrings at the same time. Having fun is half the exercise.
Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover card. We are unable to accept cards presented by someone other than the authorized card holder appearing on the credit card. Please see our "Identity Theft Prevention Program" for complete details.
Do you accept credit cards?
We are unable to accept checks presented by someone other than the authorized signer whose information is printed on the checks. Please see our "Identity Theft Prevention Program" for complete details.
Do you accept checks?
If your insurance provider doesn't cover the cost of expenses and the final fee is larger than you can pay at the time, we will gladly set you up on a monthly payment plan.
Can I make payments?
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We accept a wide variety of insurance plans, to see a non-exclusive list click here.
What type of insurance policies do you accept?
No problem! If you don't have an insurance provider then we will gladly set you up on a monthly payment plan.
What if I don't have insurance?
Any time you need a copy of your medical records, please ask our front desk receptionist. Depending on the size of the record, your copy can be picked up within 24 hours. There may be a fee for these copies.