Is Physical Therapy Painful?


For many patients, one of the primary objectives is pain relief. This is frequently 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 [...]

Is Physical Therapy Painful?2019-02-13T17:26:28+00:00

What Types of Treatments Will I Receive?


There are dozens of different types of treatment interventions. Here is a list of treatment interventions: Active Range of Motion (AROM) - the patient lifts or moves a body part through range of motion against gravity. AROM is usually one of the first modalities prescribed for arthritis. Active Assistive Range of Motion (AAROM) - therapist-assisted [...]

What Types of Treatments Will I Receive?2019-02-13T17:26:28+00:00

Will I Get a Massage at Physical Therapy?


Massage may be part of your treatment. Rehabilitation specialists are trained in a variety of techniques that may help with your recovery. Deep tissue techniques may be part of the rehabilitative process. Massage is used for three reasons typically - to facilitate venous return from a swollen area, to relax a tight muscle, or to [...]

Will I Get a Massage at Physical Therapy?2019-02-13T17:26:28+00:00

What Happens If My Problem or Pain Returns?


Flare ups are not uncommon. If you have a flare up (exacerbation), 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.

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Can I Go To Any Physical Therapy Clinic?


In most cases, you have the right to choose any physical therapy clinic. Our practice is a provider for many different insurance plans. The best thing to do is give us a call and we will attempt to answer all of your questions.

Can I Go To Any Physical Therapy Clinic?2019-02-13T17:26:28+00:00

Can I Go Directly To My Physical Therapist?


All fifty states have some form of direct access. In most cases, if you are not making significant improvement within 30 days, the therapist will refer you to/back to your physician. Seeing a physical therapist first is safe and could save you hundreds of dollars or even thousands of dollars. Click here for details.

Can I Go Directly To My Physical Therapist?2019-02-13T17:26:28+00:00

Can My Therapist Provide Me with a Diagnosis?


In most states, physical therapists cannot make a medical diagnosis. This is something that your medical doctor will provide for you. Physical therapists are important members of your medical team. At this point in time, physicians are typically the health care providers that will provide you with a medical diagnosis.

Can My Therapist Provide Me with a Diagnosis?2019-02-13T17:26:28+00:00

How Does the Billing Process Work?


Billing for physical therapy services is similar to what happens at your doctor's office. When you are seen for treatment, the following occurs: The physical therapist bills your insurance company, Workers' Comp, or charges you based on Common Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes. Those codes are transferred to a billing form that is either mailed or [...]

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What Will I Have To Do After Physical Therapy?


Some patients will need to continue with home exercises. Some may choose to continue with a gym exercise program. Others will complete their rehabilitation and return to normal daily activities. It is important that you communicate your goals to your therapist, so he/she can develop a custom program for you.

What Will I Have To Do After Physical Therapy?2019-02-13T17:26:28+00:00

Is My Therapist Licensed?


Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are licensed by their respective states.

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