Frequently Asked Questions

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What does a Physical Therapist do?

Physical Therapists specialize in muscle pain, joint pain, dizziness, and walking problems. They work with patients to help them achieve their hoals, whether that's recovering from an injury or surgery, reaching a new athletic level, or minimizing pain.

How long will I need PT?

That depends on the reason you're seeking care, but generally 2 weeks to 2 months. We'll work together to develop a personalized treatment plan that takes into account your specific needs.

What will happen during my first physical therapy appointment?

At your first appointment your physical therapist will discuss your history, reasons for seeking care, and goals. The physical therapy will then complete a thorough evaluation, assessing things like your balance, motion, strength, and pain levels. Together, you'll create a plan to assist you in meeting your goals.

How long does a physical therapy appointment last?

Initial appointments are typically 60 to 90 minutes; subsequent appointments are 45 to 70 minutes. 

Do I need a physician referral before making a PT appointment?

No. In Pennsylvania you can see a Physical Therapist without seeing your physician first. PTs are trained in identifying when patients will and will not benefit from Physical Therapy services.

What insurances do you accpet?

We are in-network with most major insurance companies, including Cigna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, UPMC and Medicare. If you have specific questions about your particular plan, please give us a call. We'd be happy to verify your benefits.

Which payment types do you accept?

We accept cash, all major credit cards, and personal checks. Please note that copayments and coinsurance will be collected at the time of service.

What should I wear to my sessions?

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement in any way. Aim for athletic wear over jeans.

What should I bring to my first PT appointment?

Be sure to bring your insurance card and ID. If printed from our website, please bring in your initial intake paperwork. We'll need to take a copy of the front and back of your card to keep on file.

How early should I arrive for my first appointment?

We ask that all new patients arrive 15 minutes before their appointment to compelte any remaining paperwork.