FAQ

Check out this link for s description of the benefits of Physical Therapy:

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Benefits/Default.aspx

 

Here are some symptoms and conditions helped by Physical Therapy:

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/symptomsconditions.aspx

You have the freedom to choose your own physical therapist. We encourage you to explore all your options and you should be aware that you have the right to choose your own physical therapist and that you are not obligated to receive physical therapy in any specific facility.

Make sure that you receive physical therapy from a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists are professional health care providers who are licensed by the state in which they practice. If you are receiving physical therapist services from a physical therapist assistant, be sure that he or she is licensed or certified as required by state law and that the care is being directed and supervised by a licensed physical therapist.
Ask the physical therapist’s clinic if it participates with your insurance company. Receiving care from a participating physical therapist should minimize your financial responsibility. There may be good reasons, however, to see a physical therapist who does not participate with your insurance plan. If you need a physical therapist that has special skills related to your particular condition, or if the location or other aspects of the care or the facility meet your needs, this may be a good choice for you.
Ask whether the physical therapist’s clinic will submit claims on your behalf to your insurance company. Some policies require copayments for services, and the amount of the copayment may depend on whether the physical therapist is part of the insurer’s provider network. You also will have to meet your deductible, which is the portion of medical costs you will need to pay before the insurance benefit begins. Our physical therapy clinic will be able to help you calculate an estimate of your financial responsibilities and will contact your insurance company directly to verify out-of-pocket costs.

Most insurance companies have a physical therapy benefit; allowances and deductibles vary. Your insurance may also require a co-payment, which is due at the time of service. If you choose for us to bill insurance, we will call to verify physical therapy benefits as a courtesy, and we will give you an estimate of the cost of your treatments. This will be discussed within your first week of PT.  However, it is ultimately your responsibility to know your benefits and coverage.

 

Patients may also choose to pay a discounted cash rate for services.

Cash pay rates (due at the time of service) are as follows:
Initial evaluation and treatment: $160
Additional visits are $80 or $120 depending on the length of the treatment.

Visit our What to Expect section to learn more.

Your first physical therapy visit will usually last 45-60 minutes.  It  will include a thorough physical therapy evaluation that includes an interview about your particular problem and how it is affecting your abilities.  It will also include  a clinical examination, a discussion of your physical therapy plan, and possibly initial treatment interventions.

You should arrive 15-20 minutes early for your first appointment. Please visit the What to Expect section and fill out your paperwork at home.  You will need to bring photo identification and your insurance cards if applicable.

Review Our Notice
Please review information on our practice and our Privacy Practice Notice.

Fill Out the Patient Intake Packet
Please fill out the Patient Intake Packet before your scheduled appointment.

PATIENT INTAKE PACKET

Bring Your ID Card
Bring your photo ID, insurance cards, and a referral if you have one.

Absolutely. Physicians are open to your suggestions regarding managing your condition and will likely encourage your decision to see a PT.