FAQs



Q:   Why should I go to physical therapy? 

  1. Pain lingers after three or four days of resting and icing.

  2.  Reoccurring dull pain

  3. One traumatic event

  4. Meds don’t control the pain

  5. Pain is acute and sharp

  6. Noticeable or visible changes


Q:   Who can write me a prescription for physical therapy? 

A physical therapy prescription may be written by a physician, physicians assistant, nurse practitioner, chiropractor, and dentist. 


Q:   Do I need a prescription from my healthcare provider to come to physical therapy?

In most cases, yes you would need a prescription from your health care provider.  There are a few insurance companies that do not require prescriptions.  If in doubt contact your insurance carrier. 


Q:  Does my insurance cover physical therapy? 

Physical Therapy is covered by all insurances. 


Q:  Will I have to make a payment during my first visit?

Yes, most likely there will be a co-pay due at time of service.


Q:  What should I bring with me to my first appointment?

For your first appointment please bring all insurance cards or accident information.  Please bring list of medications with name and doseage.  Wear something comfortable. 


Q:  What do I need to do to get started?

Getting started is easy, if you have a prescription then call us at 406-770-3171 to schedule your appointment.  If not, it is always a good decision to check with your health care provider. 


Q:  What should I expect my first visit?

Your first visit will be a busy one consisting of:  Paper work, initial evaluation, your first treatment, home program, and re-schedule for your next visit. 


Q:  How long does each session take?

Your first session will be your longest lasting  60-75 mintues.   Return visits are about 45 mintues. 


Q:  Can I call and talk with a physical therapist before scheduling my first appointment?

Yes, we would be happy to spend a few minutes on the phone with you. 


Q:  What should I wear to physical therapy? 

Wear something comfortable and appropriate for exercise.  We do have gowns and shorts available if needed.  Remember to wear good shoes if exercising. 

 

Q: Will my first visit be painful? 

Although, we can not guarantee that you will not experience pain, our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible and help put your pain in the past. 

 

Q:  Do you have a No Show or Late Cancellation Policy? 

Yes we do but we also realize that life happens.  It is up to the discretion of the physical therapist to charge for excessive no shows or late cancellations.  That fee is up to $100.00. 


Q:  How will my health care provider know what is going on with me? 

Your healthcare provider will receive an initial plan of care to sign as well as periodic updates of your progression.  Please let your therapist know of follow up appointments with your provider.