Do I have to see my doctor or get permission from my insurance company before I come to physical therapy?
A prescription from a doctor for physical therapy is always required.
A referral from your doctor may be required depending on your insurance
Some insurance companies require authorization however, our receptionist will request this on your behalf.
How often will I be expected to go to therapy?
Typically when patients receive a prescription from the doctor it is for three visits a week to attain maximum benefit. However, the frequency can differ depending on the patient’s need.
How long can I expect to be at physical therapy?
Average treatment time is approximately 1 hr. The time may change depending on which treatments are performed.
What will I be doing for therapy?
At your initial evaluation you and your therapist will discuss the best approach for treatment for your specific needs. Treatments may include: stretching, manual therapy, exercises, use of modalities or gait training.
Will the therapy actually make me better?
In most cases, physical therapy helps to reduce symptoms. The therapist will evaluate you and determine if your condition can be helped with physical therapy. Some chronic conditions cannot be healed through physical therapy, but symptoms can be reduced. Our goal is to relieve pain and strengthen the body.
What should I wear?
Comfortable attire that allows you to move easily.