FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY IS PHYSICAL THERAPY A GOOD CHOICE?
Physical therapy is a non invasive choice of treatment. There are many different approaches and techniques to treat conditions. Although not the fastest fix, physical therapy can provide you with relief and improved movement to get you back to your normal life.
HOW MANY VISITS WILL I NEED?
There are several factors that affect the number of visits. The most common are what the insurance allows and what is prescribed.
HOW LONG WILL EACH TREATMENT LAST?
Visits usually last 60 minutes. However, this is based on your tolerance and limitations.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
Dress comfortably. Consider where your problem is and can the therapist access that area.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
The prescription from your Doctor, your picture ID, your insurance information, a list of surgeries and dates and a list of medications including dosage and when taken.
CAN I GO TO ANY PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC?
Yes. You can choose where you want to go. It’s your care and you should feel comfortable with where you go.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC?
Visit the clinic and talk with the staff. If they won’t make time for you, you should look somewhere else.
WHO PAYS FOR THE TREATMENT?
Insurance is the primary source of payment. Be sure that the clinic checks your benefits and gives you a breakdown of what your financial responsibility is. There should be no surprises. Be careful if the clinic can’t give you information on your financial responsibility. An unexpected bill later is an unwelcome gift. We offer financial options for those who have difficulty covering co pays, deductibles, co insurance and self pay.
HOW DOES THE BILLING PROCESS WORK?
Performance Rehabilitation handles all billing. We obtain the information from you about your payment for services, verify benefits and provide a written plan on the information given to us. We can discuss payment options.
IS PHYSICAL THERAPY PAINFUL?
Physical therapy does not need to hurt. The no pain, no gain mentality does not apply at Performance Rehabilitation. There are times that there may be discomfort but pain is a NO. Let your therapist know if you have pain and discuss options to perform the same movement without the pain.
WHAT DO PHYSICAL THERAPISTS DO?
Physical therapists discuss your specific problem and develop a plan to return you back to your normal level. Treatment options can include exercise, movement activities, walking, education, manual treatment, and therapeutic techniques. Your specific treatment will be discussed with you and develop as you progress through your care.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY FIRST VISIT?
The initial visit will consist of discussing your specific problem and how it is affecting you. Review of your medical history, medications, and limitations will be part of the process. Testing and measurements will be performed. Once a complete idea of your problem and limitations is understood, we will discuss what options are available for your treatment and goals.