FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
People of all ages dealing with pain or loss of function. Our physical therapists address issues ranging from a recent ache or injury to managing a chronic condition. The important thing to know is we can help!
Physical therapy begins with a thorough assessment that includes your medical history and an evaluation. Next, the therapist explains your diagnosis and recommends a customized plan to address your needs based on the complexity of the injury. The treatment plan addresses the frequency and duration of visits, which may change based on your rate of healing.
No, a doctor’s prescription is not necessary; however, your insurance provider may require a referral for the treatments to be covered. If your employer offers a health savings account, check to see if that can be of benefit for you.
Yes! Just bring the prescription to your appointment and we’ll take it from there.
You or your doctor’s office can schedule an evaluation. Just ask your physician to fax a prescription to our office, and we’ll call you to set up an appointment.
Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and tennis shoes because it is important for the therapist to have access to the injured area for effective treatment.
The initial consultation/evaluation will last between 60-90 minutes. Subsequent sessions are typically 45-60 minutes, depending on the severity of your condition.
Your Plan of Care will be determined by you, your physical therapist and your physician, but a typical treatment schedule is 1-3 times a week and is determined by a host of factors. Please bring your calendar to your first appointment so we can schedule subsequent appointments.
Just call and ask to speak with your physical therapist. If we are assisting other patients, we will call you back as soon as possible. Please leave a message with the best phone number to reach you and your preferred method of communication – phone call or text. If you prefer email, be sure to leave your email address.
Your physical therapist will send your doctor a letter detailing your treatment plan after your initial evaluation along with periodic progress notes throughout the course of your treatment. A final summary will be sent to your doctor upon discharge. We are happy to send updates to other medical providers at your request.