Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

We have made a list of frequently asked questions that patients usually ask us.

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What is the difference between physical therapy and occupational therapy?

The main difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy is that OT focuses on improving a client’s ability to perform activities of daily living  and PT focuses on improving a client’s ability to perform movement of the human body. In our clinical setting, our occupational therapist works with patients with hand, wrist, and elbow injuries, while our physical therapist works with patients with injuries to the rest of the body.

 

how long does each session last?

Each session lasts typically about an hour. This may vary with each patient and each visit depending on what the diagnosis and treatment plans are. 

will therapy hurt?

Therapy should not be painful. The first initial visit may be the most painful due to tests that need to be performed for evaluation documentation. Our goal is to get you out of pain, not put you in pain.

 

 

Do I need a referral for therapy?

No, referrals are not required for physical therapy. However depending on your insurance, they may not cover therapy without a doctor's referral.

Will my insurance cover my therapy visits?

We will check your insurance benefits before your first visit to check for any limitations on therapy, and how much therapy will cost for you. 

what do i need to wear to therapy?

We recommend patients wear something comfortable to therapy. If you have had a knee or shoulder surgery or injury, wear something to where it can be easily accessible. 

 

can therapy help me avoid surgery?

Definitely. There are many cases where physical therapy or occupational therapy has helped patients avoid having surgery.