General Questions

General Questions About Physical Therapy

We understand that the process to full recovery can sometimes be a long and frightful experience. To help ease your mind we've compiled a list of the most common questions regarding Physical Therapy.

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FAQs - General Questions

How do I choose a physical therapy clinic?

These are some things you may consider when seeking a physical therapy clinic:

  • The therapist should be licensed in the state.
  • The first visit should include a thorough medical history and physical examination before any treatment is rendered.
  • The patient goals should be discussed in detail during the first visit.
  • Care should include a variety of techniques which might include hands-on techniques, soft tissue work, therapeutic exercises and in some cases heat, cold, electrical stimulation or ultrasound.
  • Do they have a service that can address your problem?
  • Do they take your insurance or are they willing to work with you if they are not a preferred provider?
  • They should be conveniently located. Since sitting and driving often aggravate orthopedic problems, there should be a very good reason for you to drive a long distance for rehabilitation.
  • What are the hours of operation?
  • Can they provide satisfaction survey results?
  • The therapist should provide the treatment.
  • Can you briefly interview the therapist before the first visit?
  • Ask your family and friends who they would recommend.

Is my therapist licensed?

What will I have to do after physical therapy

Can my therapist provide me with a diagnosis?

Can I go to any physical therapy clinic?

What happens if my problem or pain returns?

What types of treatments will I receive?

Is physical therapy painful?

General Questions

Who will see me?

Who pays for the treatment?

Why should I choose a private practice physical therapist?

Why are people referred to physical therapy?

What do physical therapists do?

Why is physical therapy a good choice?