What can I expect from Physical Therapy?
You can expect an initial evaluation that assesses your pain, movement dysfunctions and functional limitations. There will be a thorough exam that includes range-of-motion and strength testing and movement analysis as well as diagnostic testing. You’ll get information on diagnosis and prognosis and develop an individualized treatment plan based on your goals and the evaluation findings. Going forward, treatment will focus on the areas of deficit and working towards your goals safely. Treatment incorporates therapeutic exercises, postural training, neuromuscular re-education, and manual techniques.
What do I need
Bring comfortable clothes, any questions you have, and payment method.
What are your accepted payment methods?
Cash, credit card, check or electronic payment (Venmo or PayPal).
How long is each visit?
You will be scheduled for an hour. Sessions generally run about 55 minutes to allow for transition time between patients.
Can I use my insurance?
Because visits are scheduled for an hour and treatment is 100% one-on-one for the optimal care, insurance in not accepted at this time. If you have out-of-network coverage, you may be able to get some of your physical therapy reimbursed. Patients are responsible for looking into their coverage and requesting invoices for reimbursement if desired. A question list can be provided for calling your insurance company.
How much is each visit?
Standard rate, comparable to other out-of-network providers, is $150/hour. You may email or call to discuss. *Please note* the late cancellation policy: 25% charge if cancelled with 48 hours notice, 50% charge with less than 24 hours notice.
Do I need a prescription for physical therapy?
In the state of New York you may be seen in PT for 10 visits or thirty days (whichever comes first) before needing a prescription. Prescriptions can be from any physician, but if you are seeking a recommendation for an orthopedist or other specialist, this may be discussed during your treatment.
How long will physical therapy take until
I am better?
The million dollar question! This answer is different for every patient. Most large outpatient practices will tell you it requires at LEAST 2 visits per week for 6 weeks to rehabilitate. This may be the case, for some. However, with an hour of one-on-one attention, most patients only require one visit per week to start. This will be a decision we arrive at together based on level of dysfunction, goals, and budget. Most of the accepted research in rehab medicine has found that the body’s tissues change slowly over time with safe interventions, and 6 weeks is a good starting estimate.
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