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Who uses Physical or Rehabilitative Therapy?

Those who benefit most from Physical Therapy at Fyzical Shady Grove are individuals who experiencing dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, fear of falling, or facial pain related to temporomandibular joint dysfunction. We also help improve posture, which if left uncorrected can cause damaging musculoskeletal conditions and further balance problems.

What should I bring with me to my first appointment?

Please bring any records from your previous doctors, 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 because oftentimes we will be stretching or exercising you. 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 little longer than the subsequent visits due to the paperwork that you need to fill out, in addition to the completion of the assessment process. Scheduled time with the Physical Therapist is 40 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. Often therapy will also be monitored by your physician.

When should I start seeing improvement?

Depending on what condition we are treating you for, often determines how quickly you are likely to see progress. Conditions such as Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) often see vast improvements after one or two sessions, however neurological and balance disorders often take longer to see initial progress. We make a treatment plan for you, which includes follow up and regular maintenance visits to our physical rehab clinic and reassessments to track your progress. 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 always keep you informed as well about your progress.

Will you keep in contact with my doctor?

After your initial evaluation we will send a copy of the examination to your doctor, along with progress notes at regular intervals.

Will I see the same physical therapist every time?

We will make every attempt to schedule you with the therapist you desire to see. However, there may be times when another physical therapist or physical therapist assistant will treat you to accommodate your schedule. All of our physical therapists and assistants are fully-licensed and provide high-quality care.

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?

Through direct access, you may schedule an appointment with a physical therapist, after which, you care required to see your physician within 30 days. You may also obtain a referral from a physician in advance, and bring it with you to your physical therapy appointment.