No. Anyone can seek physical therapy without a prescription. If you are covered by insurance, the vast majority of insurances do not require a prescription EXCEPT Medicare. Therefore, the PT can begin treatment immediately. In the event your PT determines you do need to seek a physician’s advice, we can refer you.
You are able to wherever you choose for your physical therapy, even if the prescription is for another facility.
We are in network with BCBS, Medicare, United Healthcare, Tricare, and others. We like to take the mystery out of your benefits by taking your insurance information and finding out what your responsibility will be. If we do not take your plan, very often people will choose to pay our cash price because there is more value in our service. We treat only one patient per hour and only employ licensed PT’s, you get much more value out of each visit.
Our cash price is $95 for an hour treatment. However, many choose to come to us and pay cash when necessary because there is more value in our service. We see only you during that hour and you are always with a licensed PT.
One hour with a licensed PT.
This really depends on your status and your goals. Most people start with 2 sessions per week, especially those that have had surgery, have significant joint mobility deficits, have significant pain, or have aggressive goals. However your treatment frequency is determined together by you and your PT based on your needs and goals. If you require primarily exercise/functional movement progression you may not require as many visits per week. If you would like a specific answer based on your case, “click here” and we will have a PT give you a call.
It is best to wear the same thing you would wear if you were going to the gym. Athletic shoes are required. If we are working on your shoulder, a tank top is great. If it is your knee, shorts work well. In general, something comfortable and loose fitting. If you are in the pool, a swimsuit and pool shoes are good.
Bring your insurance card, medication list, completed new patient forms (link), and anything you believe is important. For example, if you are having foot pain, it would be a good idea to bring your any shoes that you wear often.
An aide is anyone who does not have a license to perform physical therapy but may have been trained in perform treatments. There is not an educational requirement to become a PT aide.
A PT assistant has a license to perform PT treatments but not to evaluate, discharge, or make major adjustments to treatment plans.
No, we only employ licensed physical therapists with not only their masters or doctoral degree but also our PT’s have advanced training in the most cutting edge and effective treatments available like dry needle and SFMA. We believe this is important to the faced paced environment of orthopedics.
Some people are nervous about attending PT the first time especially following a surgery. Your PT will talk to you about your situation, your goals, and a medical history. We will put you through an exam including looking at your movement and perform tests to determine what deficits or weak links are contributing to the problem. Then a treatment program will be established using manual therapy techniques and/or functional exercise strategies to get you back to what you love to do. Ultimately we want you to understand what is going on with your body so you can be better and get back to the things you love.
The majority of our PT’s have their doctorate degree. Two of our therapists have the board certification in the specialty of sports (link to KN) and orthopedics (link to KB).
I am pretty active but have a little nagging ache, how does PT help that? Using our assessment skills, we can quickly tell you where your weak links are so you can add in a few corrective strategies to keep you pain free and performing at your best.
Yes, both. We believe in order to get the best results from PT, a combination of manual therapy techniques and exercise training/functional movement training is the most effective. The manual component can get your pain better much quicker than exercise alone. The exercise component is more effective at keeping you pain free in the long term.
Absolutely. All active people experience the occasional nagging ache or pain or perhaps want to avoid injury in the future. Our brand of PT does an exceptional job of managing young athletes to master athletes. If you have a goal and want a little support …. we are here for you. For example, we have a marathon contingent which will come several times during their training to keep them in tip top shape to attain their goal.
Not too long. The quicker you get in the quicker you get out.
We can generally schedule you within a few days if you are flexible. We are usually on a waiting list but we can put you “on call” in case there is a cancellation to get you in as quickly as possible.
Yes we are open until 8 PM.
This is a great thing to treat early so pain does not develop. Many people think arthritis is always painful. However, we can typically improve your mobility and strength and get you back to the things you love pretty quickly.
Well, we would need to take a look BUT in general….rest alone is not sufficient. For example, if your knee hurts because you have increased your activity. Even though it is your knee that hurts, the problem could be lack of ankle or hip mobility that is causing your knee to hurt. Rest will hopefully make the pain get better however the problem in the hip has not been solved, therefore your pain returns when you return to sport. Our therapists are trained in the SFMA (link) which does a great job with identifying the problem.