FAQs

  • What is physical therapy?

    Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians. Our physical therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.

    While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, our physical therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

  • How do I know if physical therapy will help me?

    Working with you and your doctor, we can discuss your options and help determine if physical therapy will be the right choice for you. Call us today to discuss your current condition or request an in-home physical therapy appointment now.

  • Can I go to any physical therapy I choose?

    As a patient you have the right to receive physical therapy at any place you choose. At Redefining Health Physical Therapy, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you need. We pride ourselves on providing a positive, encouraging environment with well-trained, friendly staff. We are confident in our ability to help you reach your goals and live a pain-free life.

  • How do I schedule an in-home physical therapy appointment?

    Our scheduling is easy and we offer convenient in home care and appointment times for you. We have morning and evening appointments available to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Call us today or request an in-home physical therapy appointment.

  • What should I bring to my first appointment?

    Please have your prescription available when you call, if you have one. Please note a prescription is not required to work with us.

    To bring on your first visit:

    • A prescription (if needed) for physical therapy from your referring physician, ARNP, or PA.
    • Print out the patient forms, fill them out, and have them ready for your first visit.
    • In case of an automobile accident, also bring any case manager or insurance adjuster contact names, phone numbers, and claim number.
    • Please be sure to be ready for your appointment a few minutes early and complete any remaining paperwork, so you can maximize your time in your evaluation.
    • Please wear comfortable, flexible clothing that allows easy access to your problem areas. Cotton clothing is preferred to optimize manual therapy interventions.
  • Will it hurt?

    Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. Good communication with your therapist will help minimize any discomfort. We want you on your way to quick pain relief and back to normal activities.

  • What type of payment do you accept?

    We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit cards including flex spending cards. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service. If you would like a specialized bill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement we can provide you with that, just inform your therapist.

  • What do I wear?

    Dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy access for the therapist to examine your problem areas. For treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear. In addition, cotton clothing is recommended for manual therapy intervention that is not done directly on the skin.

  • How long will my therapy sessions last?

    Typically, the first session lasts for 75-90 minutes. Each session after that may be 60-75 minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs, and your therapist will discuss this with you.

  • How many sessions will I have?

    Each patient’s diagnosis is different, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you. If you have a referring physician, your physical therapist will be in contact with them to coordinate your care. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by our physical therapist.

  • What types of education/training do your therapists have?

    Physical therapists have years of university level training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of joint movement), neurology, nutrition as it pertains to muscle health, and many of the other medical sciences. Our physical therapists have graduated from accredited physical therapy programs and are state licensed. Depending on the university, the physical therapy program is either a masters or doctorate level degree. Rest assured, your therapist is well trained to evaluate and treat your condition.

  • Do you offer programs for me once I’m better?

    Yes, once you have completed your therapy sessions, your therapist will review your continuing home program.  We can also make arrangements to meet you at your gym to work with you on determining what equipment may be beneficial, and what exercises would be helpful in your continued recovery. In addition, your therapist can set up a wellness and injury prevention program for you that includes regular alignment checks and fitness.