Frequently Asked Questions
We've done our best to include some of the most frequently asked questions we encounter. Please know that in a lot of cases and old fashioned phone call to our team is still your best bet. We look forward to helping you.
What should I wear to PT?
Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing, i.e. if you are being treated for the shoulder try to wear a t-shirt as opposed to a fitted blouse or dress shirt. Wear shorts or loose workout pants if being treated for the hip, ankle, or knee and always wear good supportive shoes.
How long are my PT sessions?
A typical physical therapy session lasts for 60 minutes with a combination of exercise, manual therapy, stretching, modalities and patient education regarding their condition and techniques to self-manage their symptoms.
I have questions about my insurance coverage, can you explain?
Please visit our insurance information page
How many sessions will I need total?
Each patient’s diagnosis is different, so together with your referring physician, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you. Your plan of care and approximate number of visits will be determined during your first visit.
My schedule is crazy, how often do I need to come?
For your convenience we offer both early morning and evening appointments. Almost all patients are asked to come in 2 days per week for 60 minute sessions. Our staff will do everything possible to work with your busy schedule.
What types of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Do you accept my insurance?
Please visit our Insurance Information page for specific information, or call our office staff at 814.861.8122.
How much is my co-pay / co-insurance? How much will therapy cost?
Co-pays and Co-insurance amounts vary widely depending on your coverage. The cost per session of physical therapy also varies depending on services rendered. Our front office will be happy to discuss your personal situation and assist you personally by verifying your insurance benefits and offering information. Please call our office at 814.861.8122 and talk to our office staff.
Will my therapist communicate with my MD regarding my treatment/progress?
Definitely. Your physician will receive a copy of your initial evaluation and plan of care within 24 hours of your 1st visit. As indicated, weekly, bi-weekly &/or monthly reports will also be sent to your doctor. Occasionally, phone calls are also utilized to communicate any changes, problems &/or questions that may arise.
Should I bring a list of my medications for my first visit?
Yes, a complete list of medications you are taking is needed for your patient record. Medication name, dosage and reason you are taking it is helpful. It is important your therapist have this information in order to modify, defer &/or add appropriate treatment techniques that may be affected by certain medications.