FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What does a Physical Therapy session look like?
Evaluation: Your first initial visit will consist of us performing thorough diagnostic testing measuring your range of motion, strength, neuromuscular deficits, and overall how your injury is affecting your life.
Sessions following your initial evaluation are very individualized to your specific injury. We use manual therapy and modalities such as massage, dry needling, ultrasound, and hot/cold interventions along with strengthening and stretching exercises to help bring you closer to your normal functional level.
What do I need to bring with me?
Make sure you bring your physical therapy referral (provided to you by your doctor) and your payment information. If your insurance is covering the cost of physical therapy, bring your insurance card. If you are covered by Workers' Compensation, bring your claim number and your case manager's contact information. If you are covered by auto insurance or an attorney lien, make sure you bring this information.
What should I wear?
You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you have a knee problem, it is best to wear shorts.
How long will each treatment last?
Typically, sessions will last 45 minutes - 1 hour unless requested otherwise.
Is Physical Therapy painful?
One of our primary objectives is pain relief. This is accomplished with hands-on techniques, modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and/or heat or cold therapy. Movement often provides pain relief as well. Your physical therapist will provide you with the appropriate exercises not only for pain relief but to recover range of motion, strength, and endurance. Your pain is our guide and we will work in a pain free zone to accomplish your goals. If you ever experience any pain please let us know and we will adjust our treatment.
Who pays for the treatment?
In most cases, health insurance will cover your treatment. If you are unsure of your coverage eligibility, please contact your insurance carrier.