FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can physical therapy do for me?


Physical therapy treats a wide variety of ailments including, knee and hip replacement, gait and balance, vertigo, back and neck injuries, arthritis, stroke, and multiple sclerosis to name a few. Please call our office to see if physical therapy would be right for you.




What will happen during my first physical therapy appointment?


A Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) will take a thorough history, including your primary complaint, other associated health issues and testing results. The evaluation consists of a comprehensive medical history review, patient goals, examination of gait, range of motion, strength, sensation, reflexes, postural assessment, functional tasks that pertain to your problem. After your evaluation, DPT will discuss the findings and recommend a care plan. The first physical therapy appointment will last one hour.




Are the treatment rooms private?


All our patients are treated in private rooms.




How long will each treatment session last?


Treatment sessions typically last 45 to 60 minutes per visit. Please wear loose fitting clothing that can expose the area of treatment.




Does my insurance cover physical therapy?


While it is the patient’s responsibility to verify coverage, typically we do verify insurance prior to your appointment.




Is a referral required?


Medicare and other select insurance companies do not require a referral. However, we encourage you to call your insurance provider and verify.




Is my therapist licensed?


Yes. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants are licensed by the state of Washington. Before the license is granted, they go through comprehensive training by American Physical Therapy Association accredited schools.





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