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Why is Physical therapy important?

Physical therapy is an important component of orthopedic treatment. In fact, it is often one of the first steps in addressing an injury.

You can learn more about the importance of physical therapy by clicking here

 

What to expect on my first physical therapy visit?

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for maximum recovery.
 

Does your facility accept my insurance?

We participate most major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan. A full list of insurance companies that we do accept are listed in the insurance section of our website.
 

How long is a physical therapy visit?

Each visit will last about 60 minutes on average. Times may vary according to the treatment and exercises being performed.

 

Can physical therapy cause more pain?

Physical therapy works within each patient’s own pain threshold, so the answer is definitely no. However, during your healing process you’re competing against your own body limits, as you are teaching your body to repair and rehabilitate itself after being injured and in pain. The more you rehab and do physical therapy, the faster and easier it will be for your body to heal.

 

What do I bring to my first physical therapy visit?

– A referral or prescription from your doctor.
– Your medical insurance card.
– Your Photo ID.
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including the claim number.
*Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.*

 

What should I wear?

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.
 

How often do I go to treatment?

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients are treated three times a week.
 

When to stop physical therapy?

In general, you should attend physical therapy until you reach your PT goals or until your therapist—and you—decide that your goals need to be re-evaluated. Typically, it takes about 6 to 8 weeks for soft tissue to heal, so your course of PT may last about that long before modifying your goals.