Who uses Physical or Rehabilitative Therapy?
Those who benefit from Physical Therapy are individuals who are in need of restoring injured body parts, increasing flexibility, or building strength. We also help improve posture, which if left uncorrected can cause damaging musculoskeletal conditions. Additionally, we help patients who have been hospitalized or in rehab and who are in need of therapy to regain optimal physical functionality.
What should I bring with me to my first appointment?
Please bring any records from your previous doctor, a list of your medications, allergies and a list of prior doctors. We also recommend bringing in a list of any questions or concerns you may have. Please make sure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that you can provide us the necessary paperwork and insurance information to put you in our system. To save time, you can also print the Intake Forms located on our forms page, and bring them completed to your appointment.
What should I wear?
We highly recommend you bring comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing or athletic wear to our physical rehab clinic. Your clothes should also allow us to evaluate your area of injury or concern, so please dress accordingly. As for footwear, we suggest comfortable, closed-toe shoes, preferably sneakers. If you have any questions, please contact us prior to your first appointment.
How long does each visit take?
The initial visit takes a longer than the subsequent visits due to the paperwork that you need to fill out, in addition to the completion of the assessment process. Most other appointments are between 45 and 60 minutes.
How long will I need physical therapy?
You will need to attend physical therapy sessions until you and your therapist decide that you have reached your desired level of function or that further therapy would not be beneficial. Therapy is also often monitored by your physician.
When should I start seeing improvement?
Again, that depends on the same factors associated with how long the treatment will take. We make a treatment plan for you, which includes follow-up and regular visits to our physical rehab clinic. If at any point you feel like you are not progressing at a satisfactory rate, we will collaborate with you and modify your treatment plan. We will also keep you informed about your progress.
Will you keep in contact with my doctor?
After your initial evaluation, we will send a copy of the examination and any test results to your doctor along with progress notes at regular intervals. Please let us know ahead of time if you have a doctor's appointment with a referring physician, as we can send along other notes, as needed.
Will I see the same physical therapist every time?
At this point, yes. As we grow, however, there may be times we will make every attempt to schedule you with the therapist you desire to see. However, there may be times when a physical therapist assistant will treat you to accommodate your schedule.
Will my insurance pay for therapy?
Generally, most insurance companies pay for physical therapy. We recommend that you call the benefit number listed on your insurance card to check on your insurance benefits before you start therapy. If you do not carry insurance, cash payment plans are available.
Do I need a physician's referral for physical therapy?
Most insurance companies will require that you get a physician's referral for physical therapy, which you need to bring on your first appointment.