1. How do I get started with physical therapy?
Consult with your physician and obtain a written referral for physical therapy. This is often referred to as a prescription.
The prescription should include the date, your name, a diagnosis to be treated, any special instructions to the physical therapist, and your physician's signature.
You may call or come by Peak Performance In Motion and ask to schedule an appointment for a physical therapy evaluation. One of our friendly staff members will gather information regarding your prescription, your insurance information and the referring physician. They will then schedule you for an initial visit.
2. Can I be seen by a physical therapist without a prescription?
Yes, you are welcome to set up an appointment to be evaluated by one of our licensed physical therapists. The therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation and will send a report to your doctor detailing their findings and recommendations for physical therapy.
You should note that we can not initiate any physical therapy treatment without a doctor's order.
3. What if my doctor prescribed physical therapy services at another facility?
Regardless of who or what is advertised on the actual form, your prescription can be utilized by the physical therapy provider of your choice.
4. How do I know if my insurance covers physical therapy?
Peak Performance In Motion's staff makes every effort to obtain all pertinent information regarding your medical insurance coverage prior to your first visit. One of our knowledgeable staff members will contact your insurance company and obtain a detailed statement of your eligibility and coverage for physical therapy.
Should you wish to know the level of insurance coverage prior to your initial visit, simply ask our staff and we will be happy to give you a call and discuss your insurance benefit.
You can also call the 1 (800) number on the back of your insurance ID card to speak with a customer service representative and obtain a description of your physical therapy coverage
5. What if I have no insurance coverage?
Peak Performance In Motion offers a discounted cash rate for clients who are not covered under a group or individual health plan. Contact our office at (979) 696-4800 and ask for details.
6. Does Peak Performance In Motion accept liability cases?
Yes. If your injuries are the result of an auto or personal injury accident where a third party is liable for your injuries, Peak Performance offers a variety of payment options. These include accepting a Letter of Protection from your attorney or self pay as services are rendered.
Be advised that acceptance of Letters of Protection will be on a case by case basis, subject to review by our Therapists
7. What should I wear to my first appointment?
Wear something that is comfortable and that you can easily move around in. The therapist will need to have access to the body part he or she is evaluating, so shorts are convenient if the problem is in your hip, knee or ankle.
8. How long are the physical therapy sessions?
On average you should anticipate that each visit will be between one and 1 1/2 hours.
9. How many visits will I need?
This is highly variable. You may need one visit or you may need months of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, etc. You will be re-evaluated on a monthly basis and when you see your doctor, we will provide you with a progress report with our recommendations.
10. What will I have to do after physical therapy?
Some patients will need to continue with home exercises. Some may choose to continue with a gym exercise program. Others will complete their rehabilitation and return to normal daily activities. It is important that you communicate your goals to your therapist, so he / she can develop a custom program for you.
11. What happens if my problem or pain returns?
Flare ups are not uncommon. If you have a flare up (exacerbation), give us a call. We may suggest you come back to see us, return to your doctor, or simply modify your daily activities or exercise routine.