Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Below is a list of frequently asked questions. Just click on the question for the answer. If you have a question that is not addressed below, please contact us.
What do I need to bring with me at my first appointment?
Make sure to bring your referral for physical therapy from your doctor, photo I.D. and your insurance card. If you are covered by workman’s compensation, bring your claim number and your case manager’s contact information.
Bring New Patient paperwork or prepare to arrive early and fill out the paperwork in the office.
Dress comfortably. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that allow for active movement and access to the part of the body we will be treating. Depending on your specific injury or complaint, you may be asked to change into shorts or a gown so Dr. Lewis can best visualize your area of complaint.
Policy for Children Accompanying Patients
For the safety of all patients and children, we request that all children under the age of 6 years old be supervised by a non-patient adult in the waiting area.
How long will my appointment last?
Your first visit will last approximately 60-90minutes. Visits after that will last between half an hour to one hour.
What should I wear?
You should wear loose fitting clothing that allows access to the part of the body we are treating. Your privacy and comfort is important to us.
How many visits will I need?
You may only need one visit or months of ongoing treatment. It depends on your diagnosis and severity of injury. Dr. Lewis will re-evaluate you on a monthly basis and will be in constant communication with your doctor, providing reports of progress and recommendations.
Why is Physical Therapy a good choice?
A physical therapist can evaluate your condition and identify the source of your discomfort or dysfunction. Once evaluated, the therapist can develop a treatment program that will usually involve some form of manual therapy and exercise, as well as modalities if they are needed to treat the problem areas. You will also receive instruction in a home exercise program, as well as education on proper body mechanics and posture to prevent re-injury. More than half of all Americans are suffering from pain. Whether it is a recent episode or chronic, an ABC News/Stanford study revealed that pain in America is a serious problem. However, many do not even know that physical therapists are well equipped to not only treat pain but also its source. Physical therapists are experts at treating movement and neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Pain often accompanies a movement disorder, and physical therapists can help correct the disorder and relieve the pain.
Who pays for the treatment?
In most cases, your health insurance will cover your treatment. Click on our insurance link for a summary of insurance we accept and make sure to talk with our receptionist so we can help you clarify your coverage.
What happens if my problem or pain returns?
Flare ups are not uncommon. If you are concerned, give us a call. We may suggest you come back to see us, return to your doctor or simply modify your exercise routine.