Common Questions

Who uses Physical or Rehabilitative Therapy?

Those who benefit most 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 undergone surgeries 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 you may have from your doctor, a list of your medications, and allergies. 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. Medicare patients will need to allow for an additional !0 minutes to allow for completing Medicare specific forms.

What should I wear?

We highly recommend you bring comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing or athletic wear to our clinic because oftentimes you will be stretching or exercising. Your clothes should also allow us to evaluate your area of injury, so please dress accordingly. Knee patients should bring or wear shorts or loose workout pants that can be easily raised above the knee. 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 evaluation and assessment process. Follow-up appointments are usually 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. Often therapy will also be monitored by your physician.

When should I start seeing improvement?

Again, that depends on the same factors associated with how long treatment will take. We make a treatment plan for you, which includes follow up and regular maintenance visits to our 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 always keep you informed as well about your progress.

What is the difference between a Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy?

Physical Therapy (PT) works in restoring function of the legs, arms, back, neck, and torso along with the shoulder region. PT treatment also helps patients with rehabilitation after accidents and surgery along with wound care. Occupational Therapy (OT) primarily enables people to participate in the activities of everyday life. They use careful analysis of physical, environmental, social, mental, and other factors to identify barriers to occupation. An OT therapist is involved in both cognitive and physical training to assist patients with everyday living. PT and OT both work to help patients with their needs for both physical rehabilitation and general everyday life activities.

Will you keep in contact with my doctor?

Progress reports will be sent to your doctor at regular intervals, usually in conjunction with your follow-up appointment with him/her.  Please be sure to notifiy us of the date of your next doctor appointment, and if your appointment date has been re-scheduled so that we can be sure your doctor receives our report in a timely manner. 

Will my insurance pay for therapy?

Generally, most insurance companies pay for physical therapy. Some companies only offer limited coverage or do not cover therapy. We recommend that you call the benefit number listed on your insurance card to check on your insurance benefits before you start therapy.

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 will need to bring to your first appointment.

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