What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is nonsurgical treatment that helps you understand your condition, recover the use of the affected joints and muscles, and help yourself return to work and everyday activity. It includes physical rehabilitation, work hardening, and testing to determine functional capacity, range of motion and level of nerve and muscle function. The type and number of treatments you will need depends on your diagnosis and condition. In many cases, improvement can be achieved simply through appropriate exercise and by learning more about how your body works.
How do I arrange an appointment?
Simply call our office. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All patients will be seen as soon as possible with referral.
What do I need to wear for my appointment?
Loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes are usually best. Loose-fitting shorts are recommended if your legs are to be treated, or for functional capacity evaluation. Your therapist will tell you if different clothing is required. should you need a hospital gown for any reason, one will be provided.
What do I bring with me?
You should bring any notes or reports from your doctor that describe your doctor may have given you. If you wear a brace or a prosthesis, you should bring it also.
Do I need to see my physician for a referral?
In many cases you do not need to see your physician for a referral for physical therapy. Many insurances do not require a prescription by some do. We can all and check for you if you need for us to do so.
What about my regular doctor?
We do not replace your regular physician. you should continue to consult with him or her for all your medical needs. during your physical therapy we ill communicate frequently with your physician and provide him or her with copies of your evaluation and progress reports.
What about insurance?
We are a participating provider in most medical insurance plans. We also accept Worker's Compensation and auto accident medical coverages. Please be prepared to give our receptionist your insurance information. We will verify your coverage with your insurance carrier. We can check on your insurance for any co-pays prior to scheduling if you need us to do so.
How do I pay my portion of the bill?
We will discuss payment with you during your first visit or prior to it. Co-payments for each visit should be paid during the appointment. We will file any necessary insurance claims, and let you know if any additional payment is required.
How long does each session last?
Generally, your initial visit will last over 1 hour since the therapist will need to evaluate your condition, provide treatment, and give home instructions. Following visits may last from 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on your injury and level of activity.
What can Physical Therapy do for me?
If you hurt, we can help. The expertise of a Physical Therapist can help in many ways. Physical Therapists apply research and proven techniques to help effectively prevent and treat a variety of injuries and chronic conditions. Your therapist will educate you about your condition and teach you how to manage and overcome it. A path to your recovery will be skillfully mapped out. Your Physical Therapist will prescribe exercises that are specific to the nature and severity of your condition. This will help to restore your strength, mobility and relieve pain. Your therapist can help you move forward with your life!
What if I have more questions?
Don't hesitate to ask your therapist any questions about your treatment. We want your to understand what is happening so that you can learn how to help yourself. if you are unsure of your therapist's instructions or your home exercise program, please call and discuss your concerns.
What else do I need to know?
Just this: to a large extent, the speed and quality of your recovery depends on you! You are a partner in the treatment plan formed by your therapist and your physician and with hard work and perseverance you will achieve the best possible outcome.
Important tip: You can download, complete, and bring in the Registration Forms for your first appointment..