Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long will each treatment last?
A. Most sessions are approximately 1-2 hours, consisting of 30 minutes of hands on, one on one treatment by your therapist.
Q. How many visits will I need?
A. This depends on your symptoms and the program that you are given. On your first visit, your physical therapist will give you an idea of the duration of your treatment. Treatment courses range from 1-2 visits to a few months for more serious conditions.
Q. Can a physical therapist diagnose an injury?
A. As highly trained healthcare professional, physical therapists are well qualified to evaluate your condition, assess your physical therapy needs and effectively treat you. Physical therapists are also trained to recognize if you demonstrate conditions, signs and symptoms that should be evaluated by other health care professionals before therapy begins.
Q. Who pays for treatment?
A. In most cases, health insurance will cover the treatment. However, you may be responsible for a partial payment or deductible. All services are pre-approved by our staff prior to your first visit and you will be made aware of your financial obligations at that time. For those patients who have no insurance, we offer a private pay option.
Q. Is physical therapy painful?
A. Not necessarily. Our goal is to reduce or completely eliminate your pain. Physical therapy treatments often include hands-on techniques and specific movements designed to make you feel better.
It is important that you inform your physical therapist if you do feel pain during your treatment as this will guide your therapist to adjust your program appropriately.
Q. What happens if my symptoms return?
A. During the healing process, symptoms sometimes reoccur. If you experience this give us a call. We may suggest you come back to see us, return to your doctor, or simply modify your daily activities or exercise routine.
Q. Do you talk to my doctor?
A. Our physical therapists send regular written reports to your physician. Depending on your progress, your physical therapist may speak directly with your physician.
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