What makes Vitality Physical Therapy different from other PT clinics?
I believe that physical therapy should not be performed in a group setting where you are only allowed a fraction of your therapist's time. During your treatment sessions, you will have my undivided attention and expertise for the entire time. I only schedule one client at a time.
Why do you offer free consultations?
This is a great opportunity for us to meet each other, discuss your needs and possible treatment options with "no strings attached." This option is also especially helpful for those who have had PT in the past and want to see how I differ from the larger, more traditional practices.
What should I expect from my initial evaluation and subsequent visits?
During the first visit, I will gather information from you about your current injury or problem, past medical history and any previous surgeries or injuries, how it affects your daily life, and discuss your activity goals. Then, I will perform a physical therapy examination and biomechanical assessment. This will help me learn the cause of your problem and develop a specific assessment and plan. I will discuss my findings with you and begin treatment, if indicated, as we work together to meet your goals.
I will continue to evaluate your progress during each subsequent session, but the majority of our time together is dedicated to performing physical therapist services that you can not do on your own and educating you on an individualized home program, any necessary modifications to home/sport/work as well as injury prevention.
Do I need a prescription for physical therapy?
The law in the State of Georgia allows you to have a physical therapy evaluation without a physician's prescription or referral. There are also some cases where a referral is not necessary for treatment. This includes resuming physical therapy for the same diagnosis within 60 days of your last PT visit as well as fitness/wellness and injury prevention.
Once I complete your initial evaluation, it can be sent to a physician of your choice or another practitioner of the healing arts to have the plan of care signed. If you do not have physician or other medical practitioner that you use, then I will be glad to refer you to one of my trusted colleagues in your area.
There are some insurance companies that will not reimburse you for physical therapist services unless you have a prescription for physical therapy.
What if I am not injured, but want to improve my fitness & performance?
You can still benefit from my services. I have advanced training in the biomechanics of the entire neuromusculoskeletal system. My physical therapist skills can be useful in developing your fitness as well as increasing your athletic performance and prevention of injury.
What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
Please bring your client intake form. You can download it here. You will also need to bring your health insurance card (if applicable) and a picture ID (drivers license, state ID, passport etc). Also, bring your prescription or PT referral, if you have one. Any MRI/CT scan/Xray reports or post-operative notes related to your current problem are also useful, but not necessary.
What should I wear to my appointment?
It is easiest to do physical therapy in clothes that allow you to move easily. It is also helpful for your therapist to be able to access the body part(s) that we are treating with manual physical therapy. If you would like to change when you arrive for physical therapy, you may want to arrive a few minutes early to change and prepare for your session.
Will insurance cover my physical therapy session?
Physical therapist services are typically covered by health insurance, as long as the appropriate diagnosis and treatment codes and provider information is provided. Wellness and preventative services are not typically covered by health insurance. In some instances, employers may reimburse you for wellness services.
Over the years, there has been an increase in health insurance restrictions and a decrease in reimbursement to providers, which is usually why typical therapy clinics have to see 3-5 patients/hour. In order to provide you with the optimum care that you deserve, I have opted to remain an out-of-network provider.
Depending on your health insurance plan, you will receive reimbursement from your insurer of 60-90% of your payment once your deductible is satisfied. Every health plan is different, so, as an educated consumer, I would advise you to check your individual health insurance benefits either online or by calling the number on the back of your insurance card. We can then discuss which pricing option will work best for you.
How long will my appointment be?
A physical therapy initial evaluation and subsequent sessions are 55-60 minutes each. Wellness visits range from 25 to 55 minutes.
What is your pricing?
Three different pricing options are available to suit your needs.
In order to keep costs down, payment is due at the time of service.
Cash, all major credit cards, and checks are accepted.
There is a $35.00 fee for a returned check. That fee plus any outstanding balance must be paid by cash, money order or credit card prior to your next visit.
My fees for physical therapy are based on the average of the "usual and customary" rates of local insurance providers.
How can I schedule my first appointment?
You can call 678-667-3893, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact info below and I will respond to you within 24 hours.
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