1. How can physical therapy help me?
Your physical therapist can evaluate your injury or condition and identify the source of dysfunction. Once you’ve been evaluated, your physical therapist will create a plan of treatment specifically for you. Your plan of treatment may include manual therapy techniques and/or exercise, as well as other modalities if they are necessary. Your therapist may also create a home exercise program to address strengthening, range of motion, and proper body mechanics to help reduce the possibility of re-injury.
2. Can I choose where I receive my physical therapy?
Although your doctor may advise you, ultimately as the consumer, you have the right to make that decision for yourself. We are proud to be a Physical Therapist owned private practice, featuring skilled and compassionate professionals and a friendly, nurturing environment. We strongly believe and encourage our patients to “Voice Your Choice for MVPT.”
3. How do I get started?
First, you will want to find out if your insurance requires a prescription and/or referral for physical therapy. You can call the number on your insurance card and ask if you need a PCP referral for out-patient physical therapy services. If a prescription and/or referral is required, you will need this prior to your initial appointment. If you are uncertain, feel free to give us a call, and we will be pleased to help you with your questions.
To schedule your first appointment, give us a call when you have about 5 minutes to spend speaking with us. We will begin the registration process by collecting your insurance information so it’s helpful to have your insurance card(s) handy. If your injury is work related or as a result of a motor vehicle accident, there will be additional information collected (i.e.- the insurance carrier, claim number, etc.) Once complete, we will set up your first appointment which we call an Initial Evaluation. As an added convenience to our patients, our registration forms are available for download under the “Contact Us” tab, then select “Patient Forms.”
4. What should I expect to happen at my first visit?
If you’ve not already filled out our registration forms, please plan to arrive about 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete these forms. If your doctor gave you any paperwork, be sure to bring it with you, in addition to your insurance card (as we will make a photocopy of your card for your patient chart.)
Typically your first visit will be 60 minutes in length, allowing the necessary time for your Licensed Physical Therapist to learn about you and your injury, take various measurements, and determine, with you, the best course of treatment. Each individual, along with their needs and injury, are unique. It is our goal to devise a plan of care that will meet your needs for a timely return to function.
5. What should I wear?
We encourage patients to wear clothing that allows for comfort when stretching and exercising. If your injury is to the knee, it is recommended that you bring along a pair of shorts or loose fitting sweat pants.
If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to answer your questions.