Who uses Physical Therapy?
Those who benefit most from Physical Therapy are individuals who are in need of restoring injured body parts, increasing flexibility, or building strength. We also help improve posture, which if left uncorrected can cause damaging musculoskeletal conditions. Additionally, we help patients who have undergone surgeries and who are in need of therapy to regain optimal physical function..
What should I bring with me to my first appointment?
Please bring a list of your medications, allergies and any test results (ie. XRAYS, MRI, CT results). We also recommend bringing a list of any questions or concerns you may have. Please make sure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that you can provide us the necessary paperwork and insurance information. To save time, you can also print the Intake Forms located on our Forms Page and bring them completed to your appointment.
ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO BRING ON YOUR FIRST VISIT:
· Prescription for physical therapy from your physician
· Government issued, photo ID (ie: driver’s license)
· Insurance card(s)
· Patients who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their first visit.
What should I wear?
You will need to wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing or athletic wear. Your clothes should also allow us to evaluate your area of injury. Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes, preferably athletic shoes.
How long does each visit take?
Your first visit will take longer than subsequent visits due to paperwork and the evaluation examination – usually 1 to 11/2 hours. Normally, appointments are between 30 and 60 minutes.
How long will I need physical therapy?
You will need to attend physical therapy sessions until you, your referring physician and your therapist decide that you have reached your desired level of function or that further therapy would not be beneficial.
Will you keep in contact with my doctor?
After your initial evaluation we will send a copy of the examination to your doctor along with progress notes at regular intervals.
Will I see the same physical therapist every time?
Every effort is made to schedule your visit with the same clinician each time. However, there may be times when another physical therapist will treat you to accommodate your schedule. Even when this does occur, you can be sure that you will receive the same hands on, individualized treatment you have been accustomed to. All of our physical therapists are fully-licensed and enjoy delivering high-quality care.
Will my insurance pay for therapy?
Generally, most insurance companies pay for physical therapy. We recommend that you call the benefit number listed on your insurance card to check on your insurance benefits before you start therapy.
Do I need a physician's referral for physical therapy?
Presently in the state of Texas, a physician’s referral is needed for physical therapy.