Frequently Asked Questions

What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy combines the science of healing with the art of caring. It is a hands on approach to healthcare. Physical therapists help individuals whose movement and function are adversely affected by aging, injury and/or disease. Together with the help of the physical therapist, these patients work toward the goals of relieving pain, as well as developing, maintaining, and restoring maximum movement and functional ability. The therapist uses various techniques to decrease your pain. As your pain decreases, the therapist will progress to stretching and strengthening exercises specific to your needs. Our essential goal is to not only help our patients recover, but to give the patient the necessary tools to promote a healthy lifestyle and to enhance their quality of life.

What should I bring to my first visit?
– A prescription for physical therapy from your referring physician. – A copy of your photo ID and your insurance card – In case of an automobile accident or workers compensation claim, also bring any contact names, phone numbers and claim number. – New patient paperwork, printed from our website (or you may fill out the paperwork at your appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early).

What should I wear?
We recommend that you wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing. Your clothing should allow us to evaluate your area of injury, so please dress accordingly. If we are treating your knee or ankle, please wear shorts. Sneakers or comfortable closed shoes are also recommended.

How long does each visit take?
Your initial evaluation will take approximately one hour. Follow up visits range from 30 -45 minutes.

Does insurance cover my treatment?
Yes, in most cases it does, subject to co-pays and deductibles. Our office will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy. We accept cash, check and credit cards.

Will you keep in contact with my doctor?
After your initial evaluation, we will send a copy of the examination to your doctor along with progress notes at regular intervals.

Do I need a physician referral for physical therapy?
Most insurance companies will require that you get a physician’s referral for physical therapy. Medicare requires the patient to be seen every 30 days by their physician to continue therapy. Under Florida, law, a licensed physical therapist can see you for up to 21 days without a prescription; however, if you are going through insurance, you may be required to have a prescription anyway.

What is your privacy policy?
Our privacy policy can be read here:
Notice of Privacy Practices