Frequently Asked Physical Therapy Treatment Questions
What Will My First Appointment Be Like?
Your first time at Country Roads Physical Therapy will be to create the perfect treatment plan for you. Plan to arrive to your appointment early with the appropriate documents to complete new patient paperwork. You will meet your physical therapist, and they will evaluate your abilities and condition to design a treatment plan. If you have any questions, please call your closest Country Roads Physical Therapy clinic, contact us online.
What Should I Bring to My Appointment?
For your first appointment, be sure to bring your photo ID, insurance cards, worker’s compensation claims, and any other documents for billing purposes. You will also need to provide any X-rays, MRIs, lab tests, or other relevant medical information. If your injury is related to an automobile accident, you will need to obtain a “Letter of Protection.” We will contact your physician and send them copies of your evaluation and treatment plan. If you have completed the new patient forms at home, please bring them in as well.
Will I See the Same Therapist at Each Appointment?
Country Roads Physical Therapy tries to schedule patients with the same therapist for every appointment. If there are any scheduling conflicts, you can trust our other therapists to provide equally outstanding therapy techniques. All of the physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are trained and certified in all treatment areas.
What is the Difference Between a DPT, PT, and PTA?
A Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a Master’s of Physical Therapy (PT or MPT) are the highest levels of academic achievements physical therapists receive. Both a DPT and PT have the proper education, clinical training, and research background to obtain their titles. Both DPTs and PTs oversee Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs). PTAs have their Associate’s degree, where they have studied the appropriate conditions and treatments to treat patients. All titles are board certified and licensed by the state.
How Long Does Each Appointment Last?
Length of appointments depend on the treatment you are receiving. It is best to prepare to spend about 45-60 minutes at Country Roads Physical Therapy. Your amount of appointments will depend on your condition, physician, and insurance. Contact your insurance company to see if there is a maximum of appointments or dollar amount that they will cover. Country Roads Physical Therapy accepts all major insurances.
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