FAQs

At Peak Performance Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who are dedicated to helping their patients get results.

  • What is physical therapy?

    Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians. Our physical therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.

    While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, your physical therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How long are the physical therapy sessions?

    On average you should anticipate that each visit will be between one and 1 1/2 hours.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How do I know if physical therapy will help me?

    Working with you and your doctor, we can discuss your options and help determine if physical therapy will be the right choice for you. Contact us today to discuss your current condition and even set up a free consultation if you choose.

  • Can I go to any physical therapy I choose?

    As a patient you have the right to receive physical therapy at any place you choose. At Peak Performance Physical Therapy, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you need.  We pride ourselves on providing a positive, encouraging environment with well-trained, friendly staff.  We are confident in our ability to help you reach your goals and live a pain-free life.

  • How do I schedule an appointment?

    Our scheduling is easy and we offer a convenient location and appointment times for you. We have morning and evening appointments available to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Call us today or simply fill out the schedule appointment form on this page.

  • What should I bring to my first appointment?

    Please have your prescription and insurance card available when you call. This will allow us to verify your insurance benefits and provide you with an estimate of coverage.

    To bring on your first visit:

    • A prescription (if needed) for physical therapy from your referring physician, ARNP, or PA.
    • Insurance information (we will make a copy of your card).
    • Print out the patient forms, fill them out, and bring them with you.
    • In case of an automobile accident or worker’s compensation claim, also bring any case manager or insurance adjuster contact names, phone numbers, and claim number.
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any remaining paperwork, so you can maximize your time in your evaluation.
    • Please wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your problem areas.
  • Will it hurt?

    Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. Good communication with your therapist will help minimize any discomfort. We want you on your way to quick pain relief and back to normal activities.

  • Does insurance cover my treatment?

    Yes, in most cases it does. Our office will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy. For more information, visit our insurance plan page and please do not hesitate to contact our office. We do offer different payment options for your convenience.

  • What if I don’t have insurance?

    For patients who do not have insurance, we offer a discounted fee, due at the time of service.

  • What type of payment do you accept?

    We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service. Your insurance benefits will be determined before your second visit, and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary on that date.

  • What do I wear?

    Dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy access for the therapist to examine your problem areas. For treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear.

  • How long will my therapy sessions last?

    Typically, the first session lasts for 1 hour 15 minutes. Each session after that may be 45-60 minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs, and your therapist will discuss this with you.

  • How many sessions will I have?

    Each patient’s diagnosis is different, so together with your referring physician, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by your physical therapist.

  • What types of education/training do your therapists have?

    Physical therapists have years of university level training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of joint movement), neurology, and many of the other medical sciences. Our physical therapists have graduated from accredited physical therapy programs and are state licensed. Depending on the university, the physical therapy program is either a masters or doctorate level degree. Rest assured, your therapist is well trained to evaluate and treat your condition.

  • Do you offer programs for me once I’m better?

    Yes, once you have completed your therapy sessions, your therapist will review your continuing home program.  We will work with you on determining what equipment may be beneficial, and what exercises would be helpful in your continued recovery.

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