We pride ourselves in creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere and want to ensure that your physical therapy experience is a positive one. Below we have answered some questions on what to expect; if you should have more specific questions, just ask when you call to schedule your appointment.
Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the allied health professions that treats acute and chronic pain as well as movements and physical impairments. This is done by using evidence-based kinesiology, exercise prescriptions, health education, mobilization, and electrical and physical diagnostics.
Physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s physical functions through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention and health promotion.
Physical therapists are highly educated and licensed health care professionals who help patients improve or restore mobility; in many cases they help patients reduce pain and avoid the need for surgery or long-term use of prescription medications.
Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients whose conditions limit their ability to move and function in daily life. Your physical therapist’s overall goal is to maintain, restore, or improve your mobility and help reduce your pain.
In most states, you can make an appointment with a physical therapist without a physician referral. Whether this is your first visit or you’ve been treated by a physical therapist in the past, there are things you can do to make your visit as successful as possible.
Innovative Physical Therapy accepts most insurances, however, for specific information, contact us for verification. 443-512-8337 or contact us here.
Making an appointment is easy. Call us between 8am – 7pm Monday – Thursday and 8am – 5pm on Friday and we’ll get you scheduled. If you’d like us to contact you, fill out our contact form.
Arrive for treatment sessions at the scheduled time or a few minutes early so you are prepared. Late arrival may affect not only your 1-on-1 time with the therapist, but that of other patients in the clinic.
Actively participate in the discussion to determine visit frequency and work in partnership with the physical therapist to achieve your treatment goals.
Show up for appointments. Failure to show for an appointment and not calling to cancel the visit may result in a fee and is disruptive to the physical therapist’s schedule. If an emergency prevents you from attending, try to provide adequate notice. It is important to review the facility’s financial and cancellation policy prior to the start of treatment.
If you plan to discontinue therapy or change the frequency of treatment because of personal or financial considerations, discuss this with your physical therapist.