Is physical therapy covered by my health insurance? 

Yes. Physical therapy is a specialty service covered by health insurance. However, in order for your insurance to pay for our services, you need a referral from a physician.

What if I don’t have health insurance?

You can still be seen by a physical therapist. You do not need to see a physician. You can come directly to a physical therapist and you will pay for your visits on your own rather than using insurance.

Do I need to see my physician before I can start physical therapy?

The short answer is no. You can come directly to a physical therapist without seeing your physician first. However, if you don’t see your physician, you will have to pay out of pocket because your insurance will not cover our services without a physician’s referral. 

How often should I come to physical therapy?

Each case is different, but in general patients are seen for physical therapy 2-3 times per week. Consistency is key and being compliant with your physical therapy regimen will maximize your recovery.

What is the difference between a physical therapist and a physical therapist assistant? 

A physical therapist is the lead provider and performs patient evaluations. They perform testing, develop your plan of care, and create your treatment plan. A physical therapist assistant carries out the treatment plan under direction and supervision from the physical therapist. You may see either the physical therapist or the physical therapist assistant for your follow up visits after your initial evaluation.

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