At DMV Sports Medicine Institute our goal is to make your experience a positive and efficient one from start to finish.
We know that you may have questions regarding your physical therapy, and we want to make sure that your questions are answered. Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions, but please feel free to contact us with any additional questions or for any assistance you may need.
1. How Do I get started?
You can email us, give us a call, or stop by and make an appointment in person. Our goal is to provide each patient with the earliest and most convenient appointment times as possible. As a common courtesy, we will also verify insurance benefits so each patient is informed about all expected cost.
2. How can I benefit from Physical Therapy?
Physical therapists are clinical experts in treating musculoskeletal injuries. By going through a thorough evaluation they are able to identify the source of pain, weakness, or factor that is not allowing for optimal sports performance. Ailments such as muscle strains, ligament sprains, training injuries, post-operative return, concussions, contusions, and many other sports related injuries are just some of the disorders physical therapists can treat.
3. What Should I expect on my first visit?
Your initial visit will consist of an evaluation with a licensed physical therapist. After a thorough examination, the physical therapist will design a treatment plan according to your needs and personal goals. Throughout your healing process, you will be closely supervised by the physical therapist. A personalized program and plan of care will be constructed to ensure the proper steps are taken to improve your ailment.
4. What do I need to bring?
Please bring a form of identification, your insurance card, all signed and completed paperwork, your physician prescription (if applicable), and proper attire
5. What insurances do you accept?
We accept all insurance plans. If your insurance is not listed below as In Network, we will accept your out of network benefits. Please contact us if you have any questions about your eligibility or what your insurance will cover. We will be happy to verify your insurance as a courtesy. A discounted self pay rate is also available to patients without medical insurance
6. Do I need a prescription?
In most cases yes. However, with recent changes in healthcare legislation to direct access a prescription from the doctor is not always necessary to begin seeing a physical therapist. Individual cases, and insurance will vary. If you wish to start physical therapy but do not have a prescription, please contact us. We will be happy to assist you.
7. What do I wear?
Please comfortable loose fitting clothes that will allow the physical therapist to examine the injured area. Please be mindful of the area that is being evaluated. For example, if you are being treated for a shoulder injury wearing a long sleeve shirt will not allow the physical therapist to properly asses, touch, and treat the shoulder. It is also necessary to wear sneakers with socks.
8. How often will I need Physical Therapy?
The duration and frequency of physical therapy differs between each individual and the area being treated. Typically an athlete is seen 2 to 3 times a week depending on the severity of injury and each athlete’s goal to returning to sport.
9. How long is each session?
Session times can vary. Generally, each session is one hour.