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Frequently Asked Questions

At Options Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center, our physical therapists are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who are dedicated to helping their patients get results.

  • What does physical therapy consist of?

    Physical Therapy treatments may consist of a series of strengthening and stretching exercises, a variety of modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound, cold laser, electric muscle stimulation, and sometimes even manipulating specific parts of the body all with the purpose of decreasing pain and inflammation, while improving mobility, range of motion, and restoring your physical function.

  • Is it just exercises?

    A detailed treatment plan will be created based on the patient’s condition and abilities. Physical therapy may consist of over a dozen different types of techniques and treatments made up of exercises, stretches, manual therapy techniques, hot or cold packs, electric muscle stimulation, cold laser therapy, and therapeutic ultrasound.

  • Do I need a referral from my doctor?

    Physical Therapy does require a script from the ordering physician within the first 30 days of the patient starting treatment. At our facility we have the unique advantage that our patients can see our medical physicians on staff to be evaluated and manage their physical therapy treatment to assure efficiency in the patient’s rehabilitative needs.

  • Do I need to take a day off in-between visits?

    Typically it is not a problem to have back to back visits. Some acute conditions may actually require daily treatments to reduce pain and inflammation.

  • What makes you different from all of the other Physical Therapy clinics in the area?

    Options Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is a multi-disciplinary facility offering a combined approach in treating a variety of conditions. We deliver physical therapy services in the most efficient and effective ways possible. Our 3,000 sq. ft. facility caters to every aspect of our patients’ needs. We have a full line of high tech equipment that allow us to customize the course of treatment and maximize the therapeutic outcomes. Our therapists are experts in the field, having mastered their craft through extensive education and years of experience. Options Rehab stands alone among facilities of its kind because of the depth and scope of its multi-faceted therapeutic programs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • What 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?

    For the most part physical therapy is not painful. At times, if doing physical therapy after an injury there can be some slight discomfort. We work with our patients to go at a slow comfortable pace that is good for them.

  • Does insurance cover my treatment?

    Most insurance companies do cover physical therapy services. The amount and type of coverage varies.  Out staff will verify your specific coverage guidelines at your first visit. If you do not wish to utilize your insurance, you may choose our private pay plan.

  • 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. 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.

    For those patients who do not have health insurance or those who have maxed out their benefits, we offer a self pay rate. Please contact us today for more information on our fees for service and payment details.

  • What do I wear?

    It is best to wear loose fitting clothing and shoes that are suitable for exercise. We can work around the patient’s clothing if necessary. We also have garments for patients to use if need be.

  • How long will my therapy sessions last?

    The initial visit requires a comprehensive examination along with treatment recommendations. We ask our patients to plan for at least an hour on their first visit. Follow up visits can take anywhere from 45 – 60 minutes per session.

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

    Physical therapists are experts trained in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Our therapists have many years of experience and each and every particular therapist has a well-diversified background in physical therapy to fit our patient’s needs.  Our therapists are proficient in specialized treatments ranging from Kinesio Taping techniques to McKenzie Protocols.

  • What happens if my pain or problem comes back?

    Sometimes the patient’s may have a relapse in care which is precisely why we have a team of multidisciplinary professionals to assist along the way.