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FAQs

What will physical therapy do for me?

Physical therapists are movement specialists. Not only do we try to use multiple treatment options to treat your pain, or symptoms, but we attempt to correct your movement strategies to treat the source of the problem. Sometimes it's posture, body mechanics, or a strength or flexibility issue that is causing your body to experience pain.

Will my insurance cover my physical therapy visits?

We are contracted in network with many major private insurance PPOs. We can bill out of network for many other PPO insurance plans. Your expected contribution will depend upon the insurance company and the plan.

Do I need a referral for physical therapy?

In California you do not need a referral to come to physical therapy. However, some insurance companies still require a physicians referral to cover physical therapy services. Please contact your insurance company to find out if you can come to physical therapy without a referral.

What is Direct Access? 

To see a physical therapist directly, that is without a physicians referral. In California a patient can be seen 12 times or within 45 days, whichever comes first, without a referral. In order to continue treatment beyond this time frame, a referral must come from a M.D. or D.O. that includes a medical diagnosis.

What should I bring to my first physical therapy visit?

You should bring your insurance card, ID, and physician referral (if you have one). Please bring any MRI reports or other relevant information. It is helpful to have a current list of medications and past surgeries or major illnesses.

What should I wear to my treatment sessions?

Physical therapy evaluations will require you to move. Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow access to the body part we are going to treat.

My doctor wrote a referral for a different office- can I come see you instead?

Of course! Physicians often recommend a facility they are familiar with. If you feel that we would be a better match for your needs, you can bring your physicians referral to us, and we will honor it.

Will you communicate with my doctor?

We send a copy of our initial evaluation straight to your referring doctor within 24 hours of your evaluation. We also do periodic re-evaluations to keep them posted on your condition.