Q: What is Physical Therapy?
A: Physical Therapy is treating a patient using physical means and modalities. Physical means are therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, balance training, gait training and many more. Modalities are heat or electrical means like ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulator, tens, iontophorosis, hot pack, cold pack, etc.
Q: What will a physical therapist do to decrease pain in my joints?
A: There are many different things a physical therapist can do to decrease pain in your joints depending upon your diagnosis and cause of the pain such as ultrasound therapy/ electrical stimulator, manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, etc.
Q: What types of insurance do you take?
A: We do take most of the insurances except HAP- HMO.
Q: Do I need to wear anything in particular for physical therapy?
A: Depending on what you are being treated for, you may want to wear loose clothing. Example T-shirt, shorts, sweat pants and gym shoes.
Q: About how long are the visits?
A: Visits can range from about 45 minutes to an hour depending upon your treatment plan.
Q: Will you verify my insurance? How do I know if physical therapy is covered?
A: Yes, we will verify your insurance and will explain your benefits at the time of your evaluation. But we also recommend checking your own benefits as well.
Q: How many times do I have to come for physical therapy?
A: It depends on what your doctor prescribes or what your doctor/therapist thinks is good for you per your plan of care, but usually it’s recommended 3 times per week.
Q: When do I pay my co pay?
A: At the end of each visit.
Q: Will I be seeing the same therapist every visit?
A: Yes, usually the same therapist continues to treat the patient.
Q: Do you bill my insurance first? Before I pay anything?
A: Yes, and if you have a co- pay and any remaining deductible it will be collected on the day service is provided.
Q: Does the doctor know about how my treatment is going?
A: Yes, once you are evaluated by the physical therapist. The therapist develops a plan of care and sends it to your doctor and thereafter your doctor will be updated about your progress every 10th visit.
Q: What are your hours?
A: We are open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM.
Q: Are you open on the weekends?
A: No. we are only open M-F.
Q: Will I actually be treated on the evaluation? Or will I just be talking with the therapist?
A: Yes, you will be treated on the first visit.
Q: When do I schedule appointments?
A: We always schedule an evaluation first. Then after the evaluation we will set up a schedule for the rest of the month.