WHAT TO EXPECT

 

How can physical therapy help me?

A physiotherapist can evaluate your condition and identify the source of your discomfort or dysfunction. Once evaluated, the therapist can develop a treatment program that will usually involve some form of manual therapy and exercise, as well as modalities if they are needed to treat the problem areas in order to return to a much higher function in life.  

What do I need to do to get started?

California law requires that a patient has a prescription from a medical doctor in order to begin physical therapy treatment. A physical therapist may evaluate an individual without this prescription but in order to begin any treatment, the prescription must be obtained. Contact us today and we can get started. We will need your name, insurance information and details about your injury.

Does insurance cover physical therapy?

Medical insurance generally covers physical therapy treatment. However, the coverage for each insurance plan is different due to physical therapy treatment usually being considered a specialized visit. You can check with your insurance provider to determine your coverage. Or, if you prefer, you can call us and our front office will be glad to assist you in determining your benefits.

What will I do on my first visit?

Please plan on coming 15 minutes before the start of your appointment to complete your new patient paperwork, or the paperwork can be downloaded ahead of time and be filled out at your convenience. You will be evaluated by one of our licensed physiotherapists; the evaluation will include an initial assessment to enable the therapist to get to know you so that they may better understand your injury.  Each patient’s situation is unique and your plan of care will be set up accordingly once you have been properly assessed.

What are my options when I have completed my therapy?

 Once your therapy program is completed, we can provide you with a home exercise program to help you build strength and prevent future discomfort and dysfunction.