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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a prescription or doctors referral to start therapy?

No, in the state of Florida, you could start therapy for up to 31 days without a doctors referral.  This means that you could come to Physical Therapy Now and get evaluated by one of our Physical Therapist and start therapy immediately.  However, if you condition requires more than 31 days you will be referred to a trusted doctor or your own primary care or Orthopedic doctor in order for him to evaluate you condition further.  Most Physical Therapy conditions such as neck pain, back pain, Knee sprain and ankle sprains typically get resolved in within 30 days.

Do you accept my insurance?

We accept most insurance companies.

How much do I have to pay if I have insurance?

This depends on your insurance plan.  Each plan has a deductible you must first met then your co-payment or co-insurance takes place until your out-of-pocket max.  Then your insurance will pay 100%.  Call us we love to help.

Do I have to take off my clothes?

No, we could always work around your clothes.  However we recommend comfortable clothes in case you get hot while performing the exercises routines.

Do I have to wear special clothes?

No, we recommend comfortable clothes as if you were going to the gym.  We also do not recommend sandals.  We always recommend sneakers.

Does the therapy hurt?

Our goal is for therapy not to hurt, however depending on the extend and condition of your injury, your therapy might hurt.  Our therapist are trained at understanding pain limitation and you always have the final decision if you want to stop the therapy.

Do you treat sports injuries?

Yes, we have trained physical therapist and exercises physiologist to help you recover to your optimal performance. We want you back in the game as soon as possible.

Do you treat children?

Yes, we love children, We treat many orthopedic and developmental diagnosis for children.

Do you treat auto accidents?

Yes, our therapist are trained at understanding the bio mechanics of a car accident and we treat many conditions including whiplash, disk herniation, shoulder injuries, and knee injuries that develop after a car accident.

What is an Independent Medical Examination (IME)?

Independent Medical Examination is a tool utilized by insurance carriers wherein they examine their own insured pursuant to their auto insurance policy in an effort to suspend their medical benefits or curtail their medical treatment under Personal Injury Protection (PIP). An IME is ordered by your insurance carrier prior to a lawsuit being filed.

How much time do I have after my accident to decide whether or not to seek medical attention?

Based upon changes to Florida’s no-fault statute that went into effect on January 1, 2013, an accident victim must commence medical treatment within 14 days or personal injury protection benefits will not be applicable. However, it is important to note that based on the new provisions to the no-fault statute, a victim only has $2500.00 in personal injury protection benefits unless a physician states the individual has an “emergency medical condition” (EMC).

Do you treat worker’s compensation injuries?

Yes, we do. we have treated thousands of worker’s compensation injuries.  Our goal is to return you to work as quick and safe as possible. However, you must ask your insurance case manger for authorization to treat at our centers.

When could I start therapy?

Our goal is for you to start Physical Therapy Now, However depending on the location, you might have to make an appointment to be evaluated by a Physical or Occupational Therapist first.

How long is the treatment?

Sessions, usually last 60 minutes.  However, depending on your diagnosis, injuries, symptoms and capacity of the center that number could range from 45-90 minutes.

What documents do I have to bring?

We always require an ID, and Insurance card (if required).

What is physical therapy?

Physical Therapy is a type of treatment performed by a specialist that is highly educated on restoring your physical disabilities, elimination pain and getting you back to your optimal performance.
It includes a range of specialized exercises, manual techniques, activities, and modalities to all geared to increase your physical abilities and return you to optimal performance.

Do you have transportation?

Most locations offer transportation.  Call your Neighborhood Physical Therapy Now to find out if they offer transportation.  Locations

Will the Physical Therapist show me home exercises?

Our goal is for every patient to learn exercise so they could perform them at home in case the pain of dysfunction returns.

Do you treat my diagnosis?

Each center treats multiple diagnoses, however, if you have a specialized condition or diagnoses please call your local Physical Therapy Now to speak to the therapist.  locations

Do I have to make an appointment?

Our goal is for you to start Physical Therapy Now, however most initial consultations must be scheduled.  Call your neighborhood Physical Therapy Now center to schedule your evaluation. Locations

Do you come to my house?

Maybe, some of our therapist go to our patient’s homes.  However, please call your neighborhood Physical Therapy Now to check availability in your zip code. Locations

Do you treat slip and falls?

Yes we do.

Common surgeries we treat:

Knee Surgeries

ACL/MCL

Meniscus

Neck Surgery

Herniated Discs

Back Surgery

Shoulder Surgeries

Rotator Cuff Surgeries

Fractures

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