How to Begin Physical Therapy
Starting physical therapy can be a scary and stressful process. When your physician recommends PT, many people are unsure what to do next. Hopefully this will help answer some common questions about how to set-up therapy and what to expect from PT.
Some insurances require a signed prescription from a licensed physician (MD, DO) within the past 30 days to begin PT, which you will need to bring to the initial evaluation. Some insurance companies allow Direct Access (DA) where you can get evaluated directly by a licensed PT without a script. If you do not have a script, it is best to first call our office to see if you qualify for direct access, or we can schedule you with one of our on site physicians.
Every insurance plans is unique and we always encourage our patients to first call our new patient coordinator to find out what your PT benefits are prior to beginning PT. Being in physical pain and needing PT can be stressful enough, we always want to have open channel communication with our patients concerning their benefits. If you’re confused by your insurance benefits, give us a call and we can assist you with all of your concerns.
Scheduling your Initial Evaluation
We always offer multiple appointments to find a time-slot that works best with your schedule.
Wearing loose fitting clothing, bring your insurance information and script if applicable, and arrive a few minutes early to fill out additional paper-work.
Feel free to give us a call at 313.928.0700 to answer any questions. We look forward to advancing your health.