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If you are thinking about starting physical therapy, you might be quite anxious, and there might be a thousand questions flooding your mind right now. It does not have to be like this, since Fit Physical Therapy has a solution to just about every problem and a fix for every ailment. We have shared the most frequently asked questions about physical therapy so that you can find an answer to all your queries.
If you have any other questions that we may not have answered, you can call us or send us a message on our provided contact details. You can also walk into our White Plains office at any time to inquire about our services, methods, therapists, & much more.
How Long Will I Have To Undergo Therapy?
The duration of your rehabilitation is a question that we do not have an answer to because every person heals at a different rate. Many physiological factors come into play regarding the effectiveness and duration of your physical therapy.
How Long Does One Session Last?
Typically, a physical therapy session can last anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes. It largely depends on the type of therapy that you are undergoing.
Is My Treatment Covered By Insurance?
In most situations, your physical therapy costs will be covered by your insurance provider. Fit PT accepts most insurances however, also talk to our receptionist when you visit.
Is There A Dress Code?
There isn’t a specific dress code, but you are encouraged to dress lightly and wear loose-fitting clothing so that the affected or targeted area can be easily exposed for examination and treatment.
How Do I Know I Will Benefit From It?
Over half of all people living in the United States are suffering from pain in one form or another. Little do people know, physical therapy is more than just a massage that temporarily alleviates. On the contrary, it also deals with the source of the pain and mitigates it completely. Physical therapists can skillfully treat movement and neuro-musculoskeletal ailments. Often, pain is caused by movement ailment, and by fixing it, therapists have the opportunity to potentially get rid of the pain for good.
Why Am I Referred To Physical Therapy?
People are referred to therapy if they are experiencing improper or dysfunctional movement, and it is also causing pain in their bodies. This difficulty in moving certain parts of your body can hamper your daily life and make routine tasks quite difficult. Physical therapists diagnose the cause and origin of your pain and work to potentially eliminate it for good so that your body’s normal function is resumed.
Who Will See Me?
A trained and experienced physical therapist from our team will evaluate you and ask you about your pain or discomfort. The therapist that you meet during the first visit will also be the one to say goodbye to you on your last visit, meaning that you get specialized and focused attention.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions you require can vary from 1 to several, and it depends on your condition, as well as the therapy program or exercise regime that our therapists recommend to you.
Do I Need To Carry Anything With Me?
If you are coming to us for physical therapy, you have likely visited your general physician or doctor beforehand. Although a referral is not required in New York, you can get a prescription from your doctor. Also, make sure to carry your payment information, as well as your insurance particulars, in case your treatment is covered by your insurance plan. If you are covered by any other agency or authority, make sure to bring the complete information for it.
How Is Physical Therapy Done?
Physical therapy is done using one of the various physical agents, such as heat, ice, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound. Other manual techniques are also used to improve movement. Therapeutic exercises are also carried out with the supervision of a therapist, and these exercises help increase strength, range of motion, decrease pain, decrease swelling, and improve function. Therapists also make use of charts, reports, models, and diagrams to diagnose the patient’s condition.
Is Physical Therapy Painful?
The main goal of any physical therapy program is pain relief. This is achieved through different modalities and methods. However, whether you will experience pain or not depends on the intensity of your pain, as well as the type of therapy or exercise the therapist has suggested. All you need to do is to communicate to your therapist how much pain you are feeling so that they can alter the method of treatment if needed.
What Do Physical Therapists Do?
Physical therapists are highly skilled medical personnel who have received world-class education and extensive training to become licensed practitioners. Their job encompasses many different roles, starting with diagnosing the movement dysfunction or disorder. The next step involves making a treatment plan in which they determine the most suitable method of therapy that can be administered.
They are also responsible for carrying out these physical therapy programs or exercises efficiently and making sure that the patients also follow them properly. From diagnosis to healing, a physical therapist is involved in every step.
Why Should I Choose A Private Physical Therapy Practice?
Often, physicians also have physical therapists working for them and if your doctor also has one, chances are that they will ask you to undergo physical therapy sessions with their in-house therapist. However, it could be costlier for you. A study shows that physician-owned therapy clinics require more sessions for the same treatment that is done at a private practice in fewer sessions.
Also, choosing a private practice can prove to be roughly 30% to 40% cheaper, and this matters a lot especially if you have to visit them for multiple sessions. With Fit Physical Therapy, not only do you get affordable treatment, but your therapy is also supervised by some of the best physical therapists you can find.