Physical Therapy Questions

Who Uses Physical or Rehabilitative Therapy?
People who benefit the most from receiving Physical Therapy are those who are in need of building strength, increasing flexibility and repairing and restoring injured parts of the body. As well, posture issues are addressed and if untreated, poor ...

What Should I Bring With Me to My First Appointment?
It is recommended to bring a list of your current medications as well as a referral from your doctor. As well, we welcome a list of any concerns or questions you may have. Please ensure that you arrive at the office at least 15 minutes prior to ...

What Should I Wear to my Appointment?
It is strongly recommended that you bring nonrestrictive, comfortable clothing or athletic wear to our physical rehab clinic. It is common that there will be stretching or exercising during your visit. Your clothes should enable the Physical ...

How Long Does Each Visit Take?
The first visit often takes a little bit longer than subsequent visits due to the paperwork that you need to complete, as well the assessment process needs to be complete. Appointments are typically between 30 and 60 minutes.

How Long Will I Need Physical Therapy?
Every individual is different and so is the length of their treatment. You will need to attend physical therapy sessions until your therapist and you decide that you have attained your desired function level or that it is determined that further ...

When Should I Start Seeing Improvement?
Once again, this is and individual thing that is determined by the same factors associated with how long the treatment will take. We design a personal treatment plan; which includes regular maintenance visits and follow up visits to our physical ...

What Is the Difference Between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy?
PT or Physical Therapy works in restoring function of the back, torso, neck and legs as well as within the shoulder region. Physical Therapy treatment additionally helps patients with rehabilitation after surgery and wound care or after ...

Will You Keep In Contact With My Doctor?
After your initial evaluation is complete, we will send a copy of the examination to your doctor. We will additionally send progress notes to your doctor at regular intervals.

Will My Insurance Pay for Therapy?
The majority of insurance companies pay for occupational and physical therapy. Some companies do not cover occupational therapy and only offer limited coverage. We recommend that you call the benefit number listed on your insurance card in order ...

Do I Need a Physician's Referral for Physical Therapy?
It is common for the majority of insurance companies to require that you receive a physician's referral for physical therapy. This referral needs to be brought with you to your first appointment. Medicare requires that the patient be seen every ...

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