5 Mistaken Beliefs about physical therapy
Do I have a choice where I do my physical or occupational therapy?
Yes you do, you have the right to go wherever you choose, your referral is taken at all our independent clinics and can be used with any insurance company for reimbursement, and we communicate with any prescribing physician, osteopath, physician assistant and/or nurse practitioner to make sure you get the best rehab possible.
Will insurance cover physical or occupational therapy?
YES, FOR MOST INSURANCE PLANS THE VISIT IS TYPICALLY AN OFFICE COPAY, IF YOU HAVE MEDICARE YOU ARE TYPICALLY REQUIRED TO PAY 20% OF THE BILL, UNLESS YOU HAVE A SUPPLEMENTAL COVERAGE PLAN WHICH WILL TYPICALLY COVER THAT LAST 20%. IN WHICH CASE THERE WOULD BE NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE. SOME HIGHER DEDUCTIBLE PLANS MAY MAKE YOU REACH YOUR DEDUCTIBLE BEFORE THERAPY IS COVERED, BUT MANY TIMES IF A SURGICAL PROCEDURE IS PERFORMED THE DEDUCTIBLE WILL OFTEN BE MET. JUST GIVE OUR FRIENDLY OFFICE STAFF A CALL AND THEY CAN ANSWER ANY MORE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.
It is too expensive, besides I can just do some exercises at home.
What is expensive is a lingering injury that causes you to be laid off from work longer than necessary, and missing some enjoyable activities, such as a grandchild’s ballgame, secondary to pain. Often times we can avoid a costly surgery and stop an injury before it gets more severe. What is the cost for not being able to walk or perform at optimal levels if you are a competitive athlete? Compress our 20 plus years of experience to educate and treat you, this will be the most efficient way to get you healthy quick. Many times we just need a couple visits to train our patients in a customized home exercise program developed for your specific needs to get you on the road to recovery.
Do I need a referral?
No, however some insurance company’s do require one, mainly Medicare and Medicaid, but most don’t, just contact our office and we will let you know.
What do we treat?
If it hurts we probably treat it, we are musculoskeletal injury experts, but here are couple different things not often thought of as being treated by physical therapy and occupational therapists. These include, vertigo/dizziness, carpal tunnel, headaches, sports performance, fall prevention, and most work related injuries.