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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM PHYSICAL THERAPY? 

Evaluation: The first session starts with a comprehensive examination involving discussing your symptoms/conditions, your medical history, a systems review (clearing non-muscular skeletal causes), your goals, and an assessment of your strength, range of motion, posture, and function mobility, followed by assessing your initial response to treatment, and being given an initial home exercise program with a detailed outline for the treatment plan, what the findings suggest, and what to expect from physical therapy.  

 

Follow-up Appointments: Treatments can be broken up into 3 components. First, we will focus on pain reduction. Focusing on reducing acute symptoms and learning how you can continue to reduce and manage your symptoms outside of the sessions to get you back to your normal function. Next will be focused on resolving the underlying cause of the issue, our goal is to provide you with a long-term solution by addressing regions that might be causing or affected by your initial injury. Finally, the last stage will focus on providing you will the tools for long-term self-management. An exercise program is one thing, but having the knowledge of what caused the injury, how to prevent it again, and what to do if it returns, I believe is one of the most valuable things a patient can receive from physical therapy.

DO I NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR FIRST FOR A REFERRAL?

No, Michigan’s direct access physical therapy laws allow you to recover faster while saving time and money by being able to immediately see a Physical Therapist. In Michigan, you can receive physical therapy services without a referral “for 21 days or 10 treatments, whichever occurs first” or when “seeking physical therapy services for purposes of injury prevention or promoting fitness”.  Through the consultation call, evaluation, and your treatment response your Physical Therapist will help determine if physical therapy is the best approach for you and we will help direct you to the appropriate healthcare provider if necessary.

Wellness, general health, and fitness services generally do not require a medical referral but you may be advised to consult a doctor depending on any related medical history or conditions.

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT AND INSURANCE OPTIONS?

Here at Relief All Day PT, we strive to provide the best care possible, and operating as an out-of-network provider optimizes the possibility of that happening. This structure allows you and your treatment team to dictate what is best for you and not insurance companies. we can provide you with high-quality one-on-one care with an experienced Doctor of Physical Therapy for the full session while providing the type of care that you need and deserve.

 

Patients can submit the superbill receipt to their insurance companies after each session and they will be reimbursed directly. For more information about individual insurance plans, it is best to contact your insurance provider and inquire about “Out-of-Network Outpatient Physical Therapy” reimbursement and/or if you are eligible for telehealth services depending on the services you are interested in receiving. 

I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE COST OF PT, DO I HAVE ANY OPTIONS? 

 There have always been numerous barriers to physical therapy (ex. time, money, energy, insurance, or transportation limitations) that can prevent even the most motivated patients from attending physical therapy. Improving the accessibility of physical therapy has always been one of the major goals of Relief All Day PT and we strive to go beyond just reducing the time and transportation barriers. We understand that sometimes other responsibilities force you to put your health on the back burner so we aim to work with you to provide a financial and logistical solution that works for you and your schedule!  

If you’d like more information about our services, get in touch today.

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