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1. What is Physical Therapy?
The treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of manual interventions, therapeutic exercise and/or the application of modalities, intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development.
2. How do I know if I need Physical Therapy?
Your doctor may suggest Physical Therapy as an option to promote healing after surgery, after an injury, or for degenerative changes to prevent further symptoms.
3. Do I need to see my Doctor before I can have Physical Therapy?
Not necessarily. You are now able to use Direct Access in which you can come to Physical Therapy for a predetermined number of visits before you see your physician, if necessary. Just contact us and we will answer any questions you may have and set you up for an appointment!
4. Is Physical Therapy covered by insurance?
Yes. For most people Physical Therapy is covered by insurance. Depending on individual plan coverage, your insurance may include a patient responsibility (co-payment, co-insurance, deductible....etc). We however do accept self pay if you are not covered under insurance.
5.What will I do in Physical Therapy?
On your first day one of our therapists will evaluate you to take a history of how and when the injury happened as well as to see what your limitations are. After the evaluation is complete both you and your therapist will come up with goals and a plan to put into place for your therapy sessions. Manual interventions in combination with modalities and therapeutic exercises will be performed as necessary for each patient to reach their maximum potential. Each session is on average 1 hour, however may vary depending on an individual basis.
6. Can I request where I receive Physical Therapy?
Yes. Your Doctor may refer you to another Physical Therapy clinic, however it is ultimately your choice where you receive services.