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The following are answers to frequently asked questions about physical and hand therapy. If you have additional questions, please contact us and let us know.
1. How can physical & hand therapy help me?
A physical or hand therapist can evaluate your condition and identify the source of your discomfort or dysfunction. Once evaluated, the therapist can develop a treatment program that will usually involve some form of manual therapy and exercise, as well as modalities if they are needed to treat the problem areas. You will also receive instruction in a home exercise program as well as education on proper body mechanics and posture to prevent re-injury.
2. What do I need to do to get started?
Contact us today and we can get started. We will need your name, insurance information and whether your injury is work related or not. After we have confirmed that we are contracted with your insurance or WC carrier, we can get you scheduled at one of our conveniently located clinics in the Puget Sound area. Often we can see you within 24 hours of your first call and sometimes the same day.
3. Does insurance cover physical or hand therapy?
Medical insurance generally covers physical and hand therapy treatment. However, each insurance plan is different. You can check with your insurance carrier to determine your coverage. Or, if you prefer, you can call us today and our staff will be glad to assist you in determining your benefits.
4. What will I do on my first visit?
Please plan on coming 15 minutes before the start of your appointment to complete your new patient paperwork which includes information about your injury, current function and pain scale. Bring along your physician’s referral (if applicable) , your insurance card (if applicable) and wear comfortable clothes.
You will be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist or occupational therapist which will include time for your therapist to get to know you so that they may better understand your injury. Each patient’s situation is unique and your plan of care will be set up just for you. For future visits, we ask that you schedule two weeks out and let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to make your scheduled appointment.
5. What are my options when I have completed my therapy?
Many of our patients enjoy using our equipment and exercising in our friendly atmosphere. Once your therapy program is completed, we offer an after therapy exercise program where patients can utilize our facility in order to continue their exercise program and get guidance from their therapy team on a month to month basis.