Physical therapy (PT) is often recommended if you’ve had an injury, illness or surgery that’s affected your ability to function in everyday living. It corrects body movement through exercise and manual therapy, massaging and manipulating the muscles to reduce pain and increase range of motion. Essentially, it helps you return to a pre-injury level of performance.
It shouldn’t be painful but because you’re using parts of your body that are injured, some of the exercises may be uncomfortable as you work to regain function. You may also experience soreness after each session, but that should go away within a few days.
Physical therapy is frequently prescribed for six to eight weeks, two sessions per week. But every person and every injury is unique, so there’s no hard-and-fast rule on how long it should take. Your physical therapist will create a personalized plan, tracking your progress to see if you’re making expected gains in range of motion, function and strength.
There’s no reason to be scared. Your physical therapist isn’t there to judge you or force you to do anything you’re not comfortable doing. He or she will evaluate your condition and ask you questions about your medical history, lifestyle and pain level. They may also test your strength and flexibility. They’ll use that information to develop a treatment plan that’s customized to your needs.
Be comfortable. Wear athletic or loose-fitting clothes so the therapist can examine the area being treated, and you’re able to do stretches and exercises.
Each appointment will last from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the treatment.
Yes. As long as the clinic is contracted with your insurance, we are able to bill them first. You will be billed for any portion they don’t cover. Our billing is handled by an outside source (BMS). If you have any questions regarding billing issues, contact BMS at 1-800-478-2778.
All of our clinics have self pay options when a patient does not have insurance, or we are not in network with their insurance.
Payments are made at the end of each visit. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.
We require 24-hour notice for cancellations. Both late cancellations and no-shows will be charged $75. This charge can’t be billed to your insurance; you will be responsible for payment prior to your next session.
MOVE FREELY, LIVE WELL
Your health and wellness is our #1 priority. Every aspect of your treatment will be personalized around your specific needs, capabilities and goals. You can expect your therapy to help: