According to the American Physical Therapy Association, Physical Therapy, which is the care and service provided by or under the direction and supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist includes:
Yes. We accept most major PPO insurances, Medicare, TriCare, and Worker Compensation and Liens on a case-by-case basis. Please call the office at (562) 598-5500 to discuss your personal insurance coverage. We would be happy to assist you in verifying coverage and benefits.
The amount you are responsible for depends on your individual insurance plan. The insurance coordinator will discuss this with you prior to or on the day of your first visit.
Depending on the requirements of your insurance, providing a list of your prescriptions may or may not be required to perform an initial evaluation. However, it is helpful for your Physical Therapist to have this during your first visit to make an appropriate Physical Therapy diagnosis.
You can expect that each session will last approximately 60-80 minutes.
During every visit a Licensed Physical Therapist will deliver your treatment including hands on care (soft tissue mobilization and/or joint mobilization), stretching, exercise, and modalities (if necessary). We also have highly trained Physical Therapy Aides who, through the supervision of your Physical Therapist, guide you through specific exercises your Physical Therapist has prescribed for you.
A Licensed Physical Therapist will perform the examination consisting of:
Yes. All patients receive an individualized home exercise program (with detailed diagrams) as we believe this is perhaps the most important factor in a successful long term outcome. If it is expected that you will continue to benefit from your treatment, you will have to make some behavioral changes or modifications to your daily activities and/or lifestyle.
Yes. Our philosophy is to have our patients seen by the same clinician for each visit as this practice improves continuity and in most cases the outcome. In certain circumstances you may be asked to see one our other Therapists. In these cases it may be due to illness or vacation of the Therapist, a conflict in the schedule, or in consultation with another Therapist to assist in promoting a higher quality of care and/or outcome.