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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Q: Do you accept insurance for physical therapy services?

A: Yes, we accept insurance for physical therapy. We work with a wide range of insurance providers to ensure coverage for our patients. 

Q: Do I need a prescription from a doctor to receive physical therapy?

A: In most cases, a prescription or referral from a medical doctor, orthopedic specialist, or another qualified healthcare provider is not required for physical therapy. However, the specific requirements may vary based on your insurance provider. It’s best to contact our clinic or check with your insurance company for the exact guidelines. 

Q: How do I schedule an appointment for physical therapy?

A: Scheduling an appointment is easy. You can either call our clinic directly or use our online appointment scheduling system on our website. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient time slot.

Q: What types of conditions can physical therapy treat?

A: Physical therapy can address a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, sports-related injuries, neurological disorders, chronic pain, and more. Our therapists have expertise in various areas and will develop a treatment plan based on your specific condition.

Q: Are there cash-based options available for physical therapy?

A: Yes, we offer cash-based options for individuals who prefer to pay out-of-pocket or do not have insurance coverage. Our staff can provide you with the necessary details regarding pricing and payment options. 

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Q: Will I have the same physical therapist throughout my treatment?

A: We strive to provide consistent one on one, hands on care, and whenever possible, you will have the same physical therapist throughout your treatment. However, there may be circumstances where scheduling conflicts or therapist availability necessitate working with a different qualified professional. Rest assured, you will always receive high-quality care from our team.

Q: How long does a typical physical therapy session last?

A: The duration of a physical therapy session can vary depending on the individual’s needs and treatment plan. Generally, sessions last between 30 minutes to an hour. Your physical therapist will evaluate your condition and establish an appropriate session length for your specific goals. 

Q: How many physical therapy sessions will I need?

A: The number of physical therapy sessions required depends on various factors, including the nature and severity of your condition or injury. After an initial evaluation, your physical therapist will discuss the recommended treatment plan and provide an estimate of the expected duration and frequency of sessions.

Q: What should I wear to my physical therapy sessions?

A: It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing that allows easy movement and access to the areas being treated. Loose-fitting athletic wear or gym clothes are often suitable for physical therapy sessions. Additionally, wearing supportive shoes is advisable, especially if you’ll be performing exercises or activities that involve standing or walking. 

Q: What should I bring to my first physical therapy appointment?

A: Please bring any relevant medical records, imaging results (such as X-rays or MRIs), and your insurance information. Additionally, if you have a prescription or referral from a healthcare provider, make sure to bring that as well. It’s also helpful to come prepared with any questions or concerns you may have about your condition or treatment. 

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Q: Will I receive exercises or a home program to continue between sessions?

A: Yes, a large part of our mission is to EMPOWER our patients with a home exercise program to continue their progress between sessions. These exercises will be tailored to your specific needs and treatment goals, and your physical therapist will guide you on proper technique and frequency. Parish Physical Therapy can provide you with a link to pictures and videos of your exercises through an email or text message. 

Q: Can physical therapy help with chronic pain conditions?

A: Yes, physical therapy can be beneficial for managing chronic pain conditions. Our experienced physical therapists can assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to help alleviate pain and improve your quality of life. 

Q: How soon can I expect to see results from physical therapy?

A: The timeline for seeing results can vary depending on the nature of your condition, its severity, and your commitment to the treatment plan. Some individuals may experience improvement after just a few sessions, while others may require more time. Your physical therapist will discuss realistic expectations with you during your initial evaluation. 

Q: Is physical therapy suitable for all age groups?

A: Yes, physical therapy is suitable for individuals of all age groups, from children to older adults. Our team has experience working with diverse populations and can tailor treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each age group. 

Q: Can physical therapy help prevent sports injuries?

A: Yes, physical therapy can play a crucial role in preventing sports injuries. Our therapists can assess your movement patterns, strength, and flexibility to identify areas of concern. Through targeted exercises and techniques, we can help you improve your athletic performance and reduce the risk of injuries. 

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Q: Can physical therapy help with balance and fall prevention?

A: Yes, physical therapy can assist with improving balance and reducing the risk of falls, especially in older adults. Our therapists can assess your balance, identify any deficits, and implement exercises and strategies to enhance stability and coordination. 

Q: Do you offer specialized programs for postpartum women?

A: Yes, we offer specialized programs to support postpartum women in their recovery. Our physical therapists can address concerns such as diastasis recti, pelvic floor dysfunction, and musculoskeletal issues related to pregnancy and childbirth. 

Q: Can physical therapy help with workplace-related injuries?

A: Yes, physical therapy can play a crucial role in treating and rehabilitating workplace-related injuries, such as repetitive strain injuries, back pain, and joint problems. Our therapists can provide personalized treatment plans to facilitate your recovery and help you return to work quickly and safely. 

Q: Can physical therapy help with postural problems or ergonomic issues?

A: Yes, physical therapy can address postural problems and ergonomic issues. Our therapists can evaluate your posture and provide corrective exercises, ergonomic recommendations, and lifestyle modifications to improve your alignment and prevent further issues. 

Q: Can physical therapy assist in recovery from orthopedic surgeries?

A: Yes, physical therapy is crucial in the recovery process following orthopedic surgeries. Our therapists work closely with surgeons to develop personalized rehabilitation plans that promote healing, restore mobility, and help you regain strength and function. 

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Q: Are your physical therapists specialized in specific areas or techniques?

A: Yes, our physical therapists have specialized training and expertise in various areas and techniques, such as dry needling, manual therapy, women’s health, LSVT BIG, geriatric care, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, cupping, bloodflow restriction, Kinesiotape, and more. We match our therapists’ skills with each patient’s needs to ensure the best possible care. 

Q: Can physical therapy help with recovery from stroke or neurological conditions?

A: Yes, physical therapy plays a vital role in the recovery process for individuals who have had a stroke or other neurological conditions. Our therapists can address mobility limitations, balance issues, and functional impairments to help improve overall quality of life. 

Q: Do you provide educational resources or workshops for injury prevention and wellness?

A: Yes, we are committed to promoting injury prevention and overall wellness. We offer educational resources, workshops, and community outreach programs to help individuals understand proper body mechanics, prevent injuries, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Q: Can physical therapy help with rehabilitation after a car accident or traumatic injury?

A: Yes, physical therapy can be instrumental in the rehabilitation process following car accidents or traumatic injuries. Our therapists can address pain, restore mobility, rebuild strength, and improve functionality to help you regain independence and return to your normal activities. 

Q: Do you offer specialized programs for athletes or sports-specific rehabilitation?

A: Yes, we offer specialized programs designed specifically for athletes and sports-related rehabilitation. Our therapists understand the unique demands of different sports and can develop comprehensive treatment plans to optimize performance and facilitate a safe return to sport. 

Q: Can physical therapy help with recovery from joint replacements?

A: Yes, physical therapy is essential for recovery after joint replacement surgeries, such as hip or knee replacements. Our therapists will guide you through a customized rehabilitation program to regain mobility, strengthen surrounding muscles, and improve joint function. 

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Any Additional Questions?  Did we miss an FAQ? Reach out!

We hope this FAQ has provided you with valuable insights and addressed many of your questions about our physical therapy services. At Parish Physical Therapy, we value open communication and want to ensure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your healthcare.

If you find that you still have lingering questions or require additional information on any topic, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Whether it’s through a phone call, e-mail, or Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or other social media, we are here to listen, assist, and provide you with the personalized attention you deserve.

Your health and well-being are of utmost importance to us, and we are committed to supporting you throughout your journey to recovery and optimal physical function. Our team of dedicated professionals is ready to address any concerns you may have, guide you through the appointment scheduling process, and ensure your experience with us is as seamless and comfortable as possible.

So, please remember, if you have any more questions or simply want to learn more about how we can help you on your path to better health, don’t be shy to get in touch with us. We’re here to help, and we look forward to being a part of your healing and wellness journey. Thank you for considering our clinic for your physical therapy needs, and we hope to hear from you soon! 

If you have any questions, let Parish Physical Therapy EMPOWER you and help you return FAST to the activities you LOVE!

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Jessica & Chad Jimenez, PT, DPT

Owners of Parish Physical Therapy

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