Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I get started?
The information located on this site will give you a look at our services. Look around and get a feel that we would be a good fit for you. Our contact page tells you our hours of operation, how to make an appointment as well as how to get to our facility.
2. What should I expect on my fist visit?
You fist session consists of an evaluation with a licensed physical therapist. After a thorough examination, the physical therapist will design a treatment plan according to your needs and personal goals. Throughout your recovery process, you will be closely supervised by the physical therapist. Further sessions typically include a combination of exercise, manual treatment, modalities, and a home exercise program.
3.Will my insurance cover my physical therapy?
Physical therapy is typically covered by most insurance companies. Either by calling or coming into the facility, we will do an insurance intake. Usually within 24 hours our insurance will contact you with all of the details of your coverage. This will include the number of visits, as well as what your co-payment amount and/or deductible will be. We do offer special rates for those who are uninsured or choose not to use their insurance.
4. How often will I need physical therapy?
The frequency and duration of physical therapy are usually determined on the first visit. A typical course of treatment lasts 4 weeks at 2 to 3 visits per week.
5. Do I need a prescription?
No. While most patients are referred to physical therapy by their doctor it is not necessary to obtain a referral in New York. New York State is a Direct Access State which means that you can be treated by a licensed physical therapist for a 30 day referral period or 10 visits, whichever comes first. Your insurance company may not cover physical therapy without a referral from a physician so it is advisable to contact your insurance company first.
6. What do I wear?
You should wear comfortable workout clothes that are loose-fitting. The physical therapist will need to examine, touch, and treat the injured area. It is also necessary to wear some type of athletic shoes with socks.