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Outpatient Physcial Therapy : FAQs

What are your hours of operation?

Our clinic hours vary by location. Appointments can be scheduled at any of our physical therapy clinics. With locations all over the metro area and surrounding region, we have a convenient location that's close to home, work or school.

  • Ridgeland
  • Jackson
  • Flowood
  • Pearl
  • Laurel

Will my insurance pay for treatment?

Most insurance plans cover outpatient therapy. Usually, there is a deductible and/or a co-payment for each visit.  We will attempt to verify your insurance on your 1st visit and as a courtesy, file your insurance claims.

What type of insurance do you take?

We take all insurances.  Feel free to contact us before your visit so that we may call your insurance company to verify your benefit information and get that information before we even get started.

Do I need to be referred by my doctor?

All treatments require a physician referral.

What do I need to bring?

On your initial visit, please bring doctors orders for physical therapy, any applicable insurance referrals or referral numbers, your insurance card, and any other appropriate billing information.

What should I wear?

All physical therapy exams are private. Loose-fitting, comfortable clothing is recommended. You may want to wear or bring shorts if we are treating an ankle or knee.

How long is each visit?

The first visit, the initial evaluation, takes about one hour. Each follow-up visit will take about 45 minutes to an hour.

What should I expect during my initial visit?

To initiate a program of therapy, the therapist examines the patient. This includes obtaining a patient history, performing relevant systems reviews, and selecting and administering specific tests and measurements to obtain data.

How often are my treatments? How long do they last?

Frequency and duration of treatment will be determined by your physician or after the initial evaluation by your therapist. The typical frequency is 2-3 times per week.

What is a physical therapist?

Physical Therapists are licensed health care professionals who are experts in musculoskeletal dysfunctions.  Therapists are trained to analyze movement and identify abnormal mechanics.  From this assessment, a physical therapist will treat a dysfunction with manual skills. That will accelerate the recovery process. 

What can I do to get better while I'm at home?

Your therapy program will include a home program to be carried out independently. Our therapists use patient-related instruction to educate not only the patient but also families and other care givers when necessary, about the patient's current condition, treatment plan, and future transition to home, work, or community roles.

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