Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Doctor's referral required for Physical Therapy?
- Freedom of Choice: While some states require a referral from a physician (prescription) before you can receive physical therapy, Ohio is Direct Access State and does NOT REQUIRE a physician referral. You always have the freedom to choose your own physical therapist. Although a physician may refer you to a physical therapy facility in which the physician has a financial interest, you are entitled to seek treatment from the physical therapist of your choice. See more...
- This means you do not need to wait weeks to see your physician or specialist to begin treatment in physical therapy today. Call now to make an appointment. 513-733-3370.
- NOTE: Medicare and Medicaid DOES require a referral from a physician.
Is Physical Therapy covered by insurance?
- Insurance: Most insurance policies cover physical therapy services when provided by a physical therapist. Ask the person providing your care if they are in fact a physical therapist, or a physical therapist assistant being supervised by a physical therapist. Physical therapists who are members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) pledge to comply with the Association's Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct. APTA members maintain and promote high standards in the provision of physical therapy services. See more...
What should I wear to Physical Therapy Session?
- Clothing: You should wear comfortable clothes which are not restrictive to movement, as well as closed toe shoes like a sneaker. We can provide you with a patient gown to expose appropriate body parts, however, you may want to wear something that allows us to view that part without having to change. For ease of treatment with a shoulder injury, please wear a shirt that buttons in front or allows access to the involved area.
How long will each visit last?
- Length of Visit: Each Visit will usually last around one (1) hour. This may vary depending on your schedule treatment of care.
What should I expect on the first visit?
- 1st Visit: Your first appointment will last approximately one hour. In this time, you will fill out paperwork and your injury/condition will be be examined to determine an individual plan to assist you in achieving your goals. During this session, the therapist will educate you on your injury/condition and a prognosis for the outcome will be give to you. You will also begin treatment in the first session and receive a home exercise program to assist in your recovery.
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