Washington law allows physical therapy treatment without a physician’s referral. Some insurance companies require a prescription from a physician to cover physical therapy services. To begin physical therapy, call or email and we will help guide you through the process by coordinating with your physician and insurance company to start you on the road to recovery. Click here for intake forms
The physical therapist will perform an initial evaluation to establish a baseline of range of motion, strength and functional restrictions. They will also evaluate soft tissue tightness, pain levels and motion dysfunctions. Based on these initial findings, your therapist will create a treatment plan that will give you the best possible rehabilitation outcome possible.
Your initial treatment with evaluation will take approximately 1 hour and subsequent visits will take 45-60 minutes depending upon treatment. During treatment your therapist may use modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation to assist in pain, inflammation and tissue tightness, but by far the therapists most effective tools are their hands. Physical therapists are trained to use manual techniques to improve range of motion, decrease joint restriction, decrease pain and restore functional ability. Exercise therapy will be used to improve strength, flexibility and general well being. Lastly, your treatment will include exercises and instruction on a home care program to improve strength to the affected area and improve long-term results.
Yes, on a regular basis we send your referring physician an update on your progress. If you wish to send a copy of this update to another physician please inform your therapist and we will be glad to do so.
Please bring the prescription from your physician and a copy of your insurance card. Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing based on the location of your injury. For example, shorts for a lower extremity injury (knee or ankle), loose or sleeveless shirt for a shoulder injury.
This is a very common question, but is also very difficult to answer. Although there are many similar injuries everyone’s rehabilitation differs, based on age, duration of injury, associated health issues, activity and overall fitness level. Your therapist may be able to give you a more accurate estimation of your rehabilitation after initial evaluation and treatment.
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