questions about physical therapy appointments

What should I bring with me on my first visit?

Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, and a copy of a doctor’s referral if your insurance requires one.

What should I expect on my first visit?

Your physical therapist will perform certain tests and measurements in order to determine which intervention will result in returning you to full, pain-free function as quickly as possible. Possible interventions include joint mobilizations, application of therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercises, patient education, massage, home exercise program implementation, etc.

How long will my appointment last?

You should expect your first visit to last about an hour to an hour and a half.  Subsequent visits typically last about 45 minutes to an hour.

How often will I be seen?

Visit frequency will be determined by your therapist after your initial visit based on your plan of care and progress.

Is a referral from a doctor required?

The state of Georgia allows physical therapists to perform a consultation on any patient without a physician referral. Some insurance plans, however, do require a prescription from your physician in order to pay for physical therapy services.

Whether or not a referral is required depends on the type of insurance that you have. Typically, PPO and POS Open Access plans do not require doctor referrals; Medicare and HMO plans do. Please feel free to call us at (706) 548-7300 so that we may pre-verify your insurance coverage and determine if a referral is necessary.

Are you an in-network provider for my insurance?

We are contracted providers for most major insurance companies.  Please call us at (706) 548-7300 so that we may verify our network status with your insurance carrier.

Any further questions that you may have that were not answered here, please feel free to call us at (706) 548-7300 and we’ll be happy to speak with you!

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