Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2020-08-12T20:31:58+00:00
How do I know if I need physical therapy?2020-08-12T20:15:42+00:00

Physical therapy is beneficial for anyone recovering from in injury or surgery, experiencing pain, poor balance or preventing physical activity/sports injuries. Physical Therapists are experts in movement and the musculoskeletal system and will work with you to customize a plan of care specific to your goals.

Do I need to see a physician before starting physical therapy?2020-08-12T20:16:24+00:00

North Carolina has direct access for Physical Therapy. So, in most cases you can come directly to a physical therapist.  There are some exceptions that require a physician prescription such as Medicare, Veteran’s Affairs, or Medicaid. Seeing a Physical Therapist is not only safe, but it potentially can save you time and money. Your physical therapist will do a thorough exam at your appointment and if it is determined you do need to see a physician, we will refer to one of the area’s leading physicians for your problem.

Can I go to any physical therapy clinic?2020-08-12T20:16:58+00:00

YES! You get to CHOOSE where you go to physical therapy.   You can choose a clinic closer to your home or with a therapy group of your preference.

How long is each appointment?2020-08-12T20:17:21+00:00

Each appointment will last approximately 1 hour.  If it is your first appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork, or you can download the intake forms from our website.

What happens during my first visit?2020-08-12T20:17:43+00:00

During your first visit, your physical therapist will take a thorough medical history, evaluate your symptoms, measure your motion, strength and determine any limitations that would be related to your problem.  Based on that examination, they will customize a plan of care to address your problem. Treatment will begin the same day and you will be guided through an initial home exercises program.

What should I wear to my appointment?2020-08-12T20:18:09+00:00

Please wear loose fitting clothing. (Shorts for person with knee/leg problems and loose/sleeveless shirt for those with shoulder or spine problems).  We have lockers if you would like to store anything during your visits.

Do you accept insurance?2020-08-12T20:18:23+00:00

We are in network with most major insurance carriers. We also have an affordable self-pay rate if you do not have insurance. Please call us for more detail regarding insurance and fees, and our staff will verify and explain your benefits before treatment.

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