Frequently Asked Questions
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is the preservation, development, and restoration of optimal physical function. Our goal is to help you understand the benefits of exercise, proper body mechanics, and postural awareness, as well as prevent the onset and progression of impairment, functional limitation and changes in physical function. We also work to restore, maintain and promote optimal functional status to return to work or sports activity.
What services are available at Progressive Physical Therapy?
- occupational therapy
- orthopedic programs
- sports medicine
- manual therapy
- industrial medicine
- functional capacity evaluations
- job pre-placement screening
- employer services
- industrial and preventative rehab
- laser therapy
- spine stabilization
- electrical stimulation
- cardiovascular programs
- strength programs
- trigger point dry needling
Do I need an appointment? How long will I have to wait?
Yes, but walk-ins will be accommodated, if possible. If you have an appointment, you'll generally wait less than 10 minutes.
How long does each treatment session last?
The first treatment is generally the longest and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Each subsequent treatment usually last 45-75 minutes depending on the nature of the injury.
Do you see work related injuries?
Yes. Treatment of work related injuries is one of Progressive Physical Therapy's specialties.
What happens on my first visit?
On your first visit the physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation, which will include questions concerning your health history and any problems you are currently experiencing. The paperwork needed by our staff can be filled out prior to you first visit by following this link to download our forms.
The therapist will then do a series of tests and measures, such as checking range of motion and strength. Once the extent of your injury is determined, your therapist will prescribe a treatment regiment for you. Your personal goals will be important in developing this plan.
Generally, a first visit will last between an hour to an hour and a half and will include the initial evaluation and treatment. The treatment plan your physical therapist designs for you will include treatment at our center as well as a home exercise program to meet your individual needs. These exercises are key to ensuring your continued strength and health. Our therapists will work with your physician to determine the frequency and duration of your therapy plan with our main objective in mind: To help you restore your function and ability!
Does Progressive Physical Therapy accept all insurance plans?
No, but most insurance plans are accepted at our centers. Please contact the clinic nearest you for details about your insurance carrier.
What hours are you open?
Various clinics' hours may differ slightly but are generally open from 8:30 to 5:30 Monday thru Friday.
Do I have to pay at the time of visit?
Yes. In almost all cases, some type of payment is required at the time of service whether it be a deductible, co-payment, or payment for any non-covered service.