Here is a summary of how your first appointment will look:
Once the evaluation is done, the physical therapist will summarize any of the issues you may be facing. They will then formulate a game plan which will lay out the upcoming weeks of treatments. This will likely include how often they want you to come in and for how many weeks. This plan will be created with various inputs, including your doctor and you.
Be sure to bring the following:
Ideally, you would wear loose-fitting clothing so that the injured area can be exposed during the evaluation. For instance, if you have a calf injury, you should wear shorts. If you have an elbow injury, you should wear a short sleeve shirt.
The treatment sessions will be in between 30 minutes and 60 minutes per visit.
This is dependent upon a variety of factors, including (but not limited to):
Some patients need months of care, multiple times per week and others are shorter term. Our therapists will perform “re-evaluations” each month or so, to ensure you are getting tested regularly and improving.
The majority of Americans are suffering from some type of pain. This could be a singular episode or could be more chronic, research has revealed that it is a significant issue in our country.
Physical therapists are unique as they are able to both treat the injured area, but also the source of the pain; which will hopefully limit any recurrences from happening down the road. They specialize in finding the source and strengthening all of the areas to ensure you get healthy and get back to all of the things you love to do.
Physical therapists help diagnose pain and also the source of the pain. They put together a game plan to strengthen your body to limit the injury from coming back.
While a doctor may just look at your injury and prescribe medicine or rest, the physical therapist takes a proactive approach; figuring out how he/she can strengthen your body to help you heal. They will look at everything from posture and core strength to gait and muscular deficiencies.
Your initial evaluation will be done by one of our highly skilled physical therapists. Pending on scheduling, your injury, etc…, you may also work with one of our licenses physical therapist assistants. Our clinic is extremely team oriented and thus your quality of care will always be high; regardless who you see.
Our goal is to improve our patients’ health as quickly as possible, in the most responsible way as possible. We do not take shortcuts and do our best to ensure the patient does not have additional pain during or after their session. That being said, we are testing bodily limitations and strengthening various muscle groups. As we try to help the body heal and get stronger there can be some pain associated with therapy. Our therapists are highly trained to keep an open line of communication with our patients to ensure each patient feels comfortable and like everyone is on the same page.
For some patients, massage may be part of your treatment sessions.
Our physical therapists will put together a comprehensive plan which may include this aspect of therapy. Typically the reasons massage is used are: Pain relief, tight muscle relaxation, facilitate venous return from a swollen area.
Pain returning is not uncommon. If you have a “flare-up,” give us a call. There a variety of paths we can go down, including having you come back in, seeing your doctor, or just modifying/changing some daily activities or exercise.
Typically it is your choice regarding the physical therapist and the physical therapy clinic. If you are using insurance, you may have choices dictated by that. If you have a particular therapist in mind, you may certainly request him or her when you schedule your first appointment.
Yes, you may come directly to our clinic to be treated for physical therapy for either 45 days or 12 visits, whichever comes first.
Medicare falls into a separate category, in which you should go to your doctor first to get a referral.
Physical therapy billing services are similar to what happens when you visit a doctor’s office.
Assuming you are using insurance, our office will bill your insurance company or Worker’s compensation, based on the Common Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes — determined by your therapist. The codes are communicated to the payer; at which point they process the information and makes a payment per the agreed upon fee schedule.
The patient and physical therapy clinic will receive the Explanation of Benefits (EOB), along with a check for payment and balance due for the patient. The patient then pays the remaining balance.
This is a generic summary, but please note that every case is a bit different. We are contracted with a a very reputable billing company, who will work directly with our patients for any discrepancies as it relates to billing.
The answer is simple and convoluted the same time: It Depends!
Your therapist will communicate with you any exercises you may need to do. This could be in home or at the gym. Some will be done completely. Our therapists will do our best to ensure you are well-equipped for “post physical therapy life!”
All of our therapists, whether it be a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant are licensed, and legally credentialed to practice in the state of California.
There are a lot of options to consider when you are choosing a physical therapy clinic:
Our company no longer does not have long term membership contracts so you may cancel it at any time. Please note, that pre-payments of future dues are non-refundable.
Yes! There are no breaks or discounts in membership due to lack of use, even if you are out of town.
If you have a medical reason in which you cannot use the facility, please consult with our front desk staff and we will work with you. You must have a note from your physician as well.
No, there is no maximum! You may come as many times as you wish if you are part of our “advanced membership.”
For those that have “class only” packages, you may come to as many classes as you wish.
As of right now, our gym space is still limited due to Covid-19; so unfortunately no guests are allowed to join you.
No. Personally Fit has everything you will need from both a strength and conditioning standpoint.
Yes. Personally Fit has the ability to supply both shower and workout towels for our members’ use.
At this point, Personally Fit does not require cards or otherwise to gain access to our gym. We will check you in at the front desk however.
Yes! Personally Fit has a number of friendly, helpful, professional staff members that are always willing to help you operate equipment and get set up in a safe manner.
We have several staff members that offer personal training – each of which have different rates. To learn more, please contact our front desk.
Yes! Please see our rates at the front desk for all membership pricing.