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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will my insurance pay for PT?
A: Every insurance plan varies in its coverage of physical therapy services. At ProHealth Physical Therapy, as a courtesy to you, we will verify your insurance benefits. However, we strongly recommend that you also call your insurance carrier to check on your plan’s coverage.

Q: What can I expect at my first visit?
A: Your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation based on your individual needs and your physician’s referral. This could include the following assessments of:

  • Posture
  • Gait
  • Range of motion
  • Strength
  • Soft tissue mobility
  • Joint mobility
  • Edema
  • Movement biomechanics

Q: What should I wear?
A: You should wear comfortable clothes that do not restrict movement. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes or sneakers are best. We can provide you with a patient gown to expose appropriate body parts; however, you may want to wear something that allows your therapist to view the areas of concern without having to change. If you are coming in with a knee problem, you may want to wear or bring a pair of shorts with you.

Q: How long will each session last?
A: This varies on a case-by-case basis. We understand that your time is valuable and will make every effort to maximize the use of your time. On average, visits range from 40–50 minutes and are usually no longer than one hour.

Q: Can my spouse/significant other/caregiver come with me to my appointments?
A: Please bring whomever will be assisting you at home. With a family member, significant other, or caregiver present, your therapist will be better able to assist you with a comprehensive home program and/or teach someone else how to help you at home.