Handling PT Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Initial appointments are typically 60 to 90 minutes; subsequent appointments are 30 to 60 minutes.
No. We offer direct access to physical therapy, which means you can visit us first before a referring physician.
We are in-network with most major insurance companies, including Cigna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Medicare. If you have specific questions about your particular plan, please give us a call. We’d be happy to verify your benefits.
We accept cash and all major credit cards. We do not accept personal checks. Please note that copayments and coinsurance will be collected at the time of service.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement in any way. Aim for athletic attire over jeans.
Be sure to bring your completed intake form and insurance card. We’ll need to take a copy of the front and back of your card to keep on file.
We ask that all new patients arrive 15 minutes before their appointment to complete any remaining paperwork.