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

Please complete the forms below and bring them with you on your first visit.

Patient Information
Patient History
Consent Form
Privacy Practices