What to Bring?
For your first appointment you will need to bring your insurance card. If you have been given a prescription for physical therapy from a doctor you should bring that too.
What to Wear?
You want to wear comfortable clothing or workout clothes. Your therapist will need access to the area of injury or concern. For instance if you are seeking treatment for your knee, you will want to wear shorts or pants that can be pulled up over your knee.
How Long Will I Be There?
For your first visit, called the initial eval, you should plan to spend up to an hour with your physical therapist. They will need to document your pertinent medical history as well as history of your injury or reason for seeking physical therapy. You physical therapist will then perform an evaluation to record and gain information through motion, strength, flexibility and functional testing. If appropriate your physical therapist may initiate treatment or instruct you in home exercises. Subsequent visits vary in time, ranging from 30 to 50 minutes.
What Type Of Insurance Do You Accept?
We are in network with Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare. Our billing staff submits claims for patient reimbursement if we are not in network with your plan.
Can I choose my own physical therapist or go to a different office than where my doctor suggested?
In the state of Connecticut, as well as many others, patients can enjoy the convenience and independence of having direct access to physical therapy. You are not required to have a referral from a physician to pursue physical therapy for an evaluation and treatment of an injury or pain. You can also utilize the expertise of a physical therapist to design an exercise program or facilitate injury prevention and wellness.