Do I need a prescription?
Yes. In most cases a physician’s prescription is required. However, you can use a prescription from another physical therapy clinic or come to our clinic even if the doctor recommended another clinic. It is your choice where you receive physical therapy treatment.
How long will my appointment be?
Usually your first appointment is the longest, between 1-1½ hours.
Should I come early?
Plan to come approximately 15 minutes early so you can find the office and fill out paperwork before your appointment. If you printed and filled out the paperwork at home, you can arrive 5 minutes early.
Will I receive treatment my first visit?
This depends on your diagnosis, tolerance, and pain level. The first day may just consist of examination, tests, and education. If time permits and if appropriate, some treatment may be administered and/or a home exercise program may be issued.
Should I bring my x-rays, MRI, etc?
It’s not necessary to bring the actual x-ray or MRI, but the typed report by the radiologist would be helpful. If you don’t have it, we can call the doctor’s office and have it faxed over.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothes that you are able to move in. If we are treating your knee, hip or low back shorts or loose workout pants would be ideal. If it is your shoulder, just wear a loose t-shirt so your shoulder can be exposed.
Does insurance cover physical therapy?
Yes, in most cases. You may be responsible for a co-pay at each visit, co-insurance (percentage of the treatment cost) or deductible. When you call to schedule your evaluation, our front office staff will get your insurance information and call to get your benefits so you will know what you are responsible for prior to your first visit.