Frequently Asked Questions
What does a physical therapist do?
Physical therapists are doctorate-level musculoskeletal experts who specialize in helping people improve their physical function and quality of life. In other words, we work with our patients to help them achieve their goals, whether that’s recovering from an injury or surgery, reaching a new athletic level, or minimizing pain.
Do I need a prescription to see a physical therapist?
No, a physical therapists can evaluate and treat for up to 45 days or 12 visits, whichever comes first. However, insurances may require a prescription from a physician.
How long will I need physical therapy?
That depends on the reason you’re seeking care. 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 health history, reasons for seeking care, and goals. The PT will then complete a thorough initial evaluation, assessing things like your balance, range of motion, and pain levels. Together, you’ll create a plan of care to assist you in meeting your goals.
Does physical therapy hurt?
Physical therapy shouldn’t be painful, but you may experience some temporary soreness and discomfort as you work and stretch new muscles. If you ever feel pain during a session, immediately let your therapist know.
How long does a physical therapy appointment last?
Appointments usually last 50-60 minutes.
What insurances do you accept?
We are in-network with most major insurance companies including Cigna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Tri-care, 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, personal checks, FSA, and HSA. Please note that copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles will be collected at the time of service.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Be sure to bring your insurance card, a form of identification, imaging results (if you have them), and your physical therapy referral.
What should I wear to my appointments?
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement in any way. Aim for athletic attire over jeans.