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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need a prescription or physician referral to come to therapy?Maryland is a direct access state which means that our licensed therapists are qualified to evaluate and treat your condition without a physician referral. However, many insurance plans require one for therapy to be covered. Please check with your insurance to confirm your benefits. We offer a variety of treatments on a self pay basis that do not require any referral or prescription.
What do I bring with me to PT?To save time at your first visit please print, complete and bring with you these forms below: Patient information, Patient History and Consent form. Also, be sure to bring your insurance card, drivers license, a prescription or physician referral (if you have one), as well as any imaging or surgical reports pertinent to your current injury.
What do I wear to my PT appointment?Please dress in comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. If you are coming from work you can bring a change of clothes with you.
How long will my visit be?The time for each session may vary based on your individual condition, but most sessions are 60-90 minutes. Please discuss any time constraints with your therapist.
How often will I come to PT?Frequency can vary from 1x-3x/week. Depending on the patient. After the initial evaluation you and your therapist will decide on a plan of care tailored to your specific concerns and designed to meet your needs.
What is dry needling?Dry needling is a technique that physical therapists use to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a thin, flexible, “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points. Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research.
What types of treatment do you perform?Soft tissue mobility Myofascial release Joint mobilizations Stretching Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization Dry needling Tape application Postural training Strengthening and conditioning Balance and fall prevention Sport specific training Electrical Stimulation Moist Heat Cold therapy
Forms: All patients should complete the patient history and consent forms
Then pick the functional survey that best suits your issue if applicable
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