Frequently Asked Questions

We are always receiving questions from patients. If you do not see the answer to what you are looking for below give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you.

What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy combines the science of healing with the art of caring with a hands-on approach to healthcare. Physical Therapists evaluate your movement patterns; identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it. While every patient’s pain is unique, the physical therapist may use various techniques to decrease your pain. As your pain decreases, the therapist will progress to prescribing stretching and strengthening exercises specific to your needs. The overall goal is to restore your mobility and function with improved joint protection to prevent the injury from reoccurring.

How Do I Know If Physical Therapy Is Right For Me?

Working with you and your doctor, we can discuss your options and help determine if physical therapy would be right for you. Talk to your doctor or call us to set up a consultation.

What Should I Bring On My First Visit?

  1. A prescription for physical therapy from your referring physician.
  2. Insurance information (we will take a copy of your card).
  3. Comfortable athletic clothing and shoes.

Does Health Insurance Cover Physical Therapy?

Yes. Our office will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage.

What Form Of Payment Do You Accept?

We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, debit). We are happy to discuss payment plan options, as well.

What Do I Wear For Physical Therapy Treatment?

Dress comfortably. For instance, if your goal is to get back to running after a knee injury, please bring clothes that will allow your therapist to visually inspect and evaluate your knee without restriction.

What Can I Expect On My First Visit?

The physical therapist will:

  • Complete your evaluation, which typically consists of obtaining a thorough past medical history and testing your functional movement, flexibility, and strength.
  • Initiate treatment to help eliminate pain and increase flexibility.

How Long Does Physical Therapy Treatment Last?

Typically, your first session can last for one hour. Each session after that may be 30-45 minutes. The time will be based on your specific needs and injury. 

How Many Physical Therapy Treatments Will I Need?

Each patient’s diagnosis is different, Fox Physical Therapy and you physician can develop a plan of care that is right for you. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit.