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Check Out Some Of Our Frequently Asked Questions Below


   Is Physical Therapy for me?

More than half of all Americans suffer from some sort of pain, whether it be chronic pain or from a recent injury. Pain is a serious problem, however, many do not know that physical therapists are well equipped to not only treat pain but also its source. Physical therapists are experts at treating orthopedic, neuro-musculoskeletal, and movement disorders. Pain often accompanies these disorders and physical therapists can help correct the dysfunction and address the pain.

  Do I need a Doctor’s referral?

The quick and easy answer is no. Direct Access allows an individual to be seen by a physical therapist without a Doctor’s prescription for 30 days. If treatment needs to continue beyond that 30 days, a doctor’s prescription is then required. Most insurances allow for Direct Access to be covered by their plans. In cases of Work Comp and a majority of auto accidents, a prescription is required. In most cases, post surgical patients will be given a PT prescription by their surgeon so that they may be seen beyond a 30 day period.

  Will Physical Therapy hurt?

Physical Therapy is not intended to hurt, it is intended to help you feel better. Although you may experience some discomfort occasionally, we always try to keep pain levels to a minimum. Working through some discomfort at times may not only be beneficial, but may be necessary. With some post-surgical and acute injuries, avoiding pain completely may not be possible. We will, however, do our best to limit your pain and provide a pleasant experience.

  What can I expect during a typical treatment session?

Your experience at Precision PT will include a comprehensive evaluation to develop a plan of care based on your specific needs. Your treatment plan will include skilled hands on techniques provided by your physical therapist, an individualized therapeutic exercise program, and variable modalities to supplement treatment as necessary. You will also be provided with an individualized home exercise program that will be an essential component of your recovery.

  What happens after I’m done with physical therapy?

The easy answer is that you’ll feel better! The realistic answer is that you should continue to maintain your home exercise program or initiate a regular exercise routine in order to maintain the gains you made with physical therapy. Precision PT offers a variety of health and wellness programs to assist you in this transition such as Yoga, Pilates, and one on one /small group strength and conditioning classes.

  How many visits will I need?

This is highly variable from patient to patient. There are many factors that impact the number of visits an individual will need, including: the severity of your injury, the severity of your impairments, past medical history, insurance approval, etc. Patients are continuously being re-evaluated, so that your treatment effectiveness can be monitored and altered as needed. Progress notes are provided to physicians when a patient is being seen for a follow up appointment.

  What do I need to bring with me?

To your first appointment, please bring a valid photo ID, your insurance card, your physician’s prescription (if applicable), and a positive attitude. If you do not have a positive attitude or are unsure where to find one, our clinic will provide one to you, free of charge.

  How does the billing and insurance process work?

Every insurance plan is different. As a courtesy, when you begin as a new patient at Precision PT, we will verify your insurance so that there is a clear understanding of your individual physical therapy benefits. Some patients may be responsible for a co-payment and/or co-insurance. Other plans may have a limit on the number of physical therapy visits that an individual can utilize. Our therapists work closely with our billing staff to ensure that we work within these allowable insurance benefits.

  What should I wear?

Please wear or bring loose, comfortable clothing. Think gym clothes and also, consider your injury - if you are having a shoulder evaluated consider a tank top or loose t-shirt; if a knee is involved, consider a pair of shorts. Any clothing that allows your physical therapist to more easily evaluate that specific body part is appreciated!

  How long does a treatment session last

During your initial treatment session plan to be at the clinic about 90 minutes. As a new patient, you will have some minor paperwork and insurance formalities to initially complete at the front desk, followed by a comprehensive physical therapy evaluation and some initial treatment or home exercise instruction to begin addressing your orthopedic needs. Follow up treatment sessions typically last anywhere from 60 to 75 minutes, depending on the involvement of your injury.