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Frequently Asked Questions

It's not uncommon for people to have questions when choosing a Physical Therapy Center. At Palm Coast Physical Therapy Center we strive to answer all your questions in order to put your mind at ease. Below you will find several of our most commonly asked questions regarding our service. If you don't see an answer to your question please contact us and we will be happy to address your concerns!

What makes you different from all of the other physical therapy centers?

We provide personalized care for our patients every visit. We focus not only on patient rehabilitation but patient education. We also have highly educated and professional therapists and support staff. We have a spacious treatment area with state of the art equipment. We are located just right across the Florida Hospital Flagler and we have ample parking area.

 

What should I wear for my first visit?

Loose comfortable clothing should be worn so that the areas being assessed are easily exposed for examination. Comfortable shoes are also recommended. Gowns are also available for your convenience.

 

What should I bring for my first visit?

Please bring the following documents if available:
Insurance Identification Cards;
Driver’s License
Medicare Card
List of medications, if applicable;

 

How long does an appointment last?

For an initial evaluation, the assessment will last from 45 minutes to 1 hour. The physical therapist will discuss with you your medical history; symptoms, problems or complaints; pain intensity, aggravating or easing factors; what activities in your daily life are affected by your complaints/problems; any tests, medications or procedures performed and what your goals are for physical therapy.

The physical therapist will then make observations and take measurements such as postural assessment of the position of joints, symmetry and muscle mass. The physical therapist may examine the biomechanics of certain activities such as walking, lifting, reaching up to determine whether the movements can be performed more efficiently and with less pain. The physical therapist will also check your range of motion to see quality and quantity of movement and if there is pain, including weakness, pain and quality of muscle contraction. Palpation touch may be used to determine tenderness, temperature, soft tissue integrity, swelling, sensitivity of affected area. Tests like reflexes, sensation and strength testing may be used to determine if the nerves are being affected or contributing to your symptoms.

The physical therapist will then discuss with you the findings of the evaluation and educate you on the sources of the problem. Goals of therapy will be discussed as well has a treatment plan and rehabilitation program. Each treatment usually comprises of manual therapy treatment, one on one with the physical therapist; an exercise program for the clinic and at home and modalities as necessary.

For the treatment plan, the physical therapist will discuss with you how many visits you will require and how long you should expect to be in physical therapy to reach maximal function. Together, you will create a schedule that is most convenient for you.

 

Do I need to see a doctor before I go to physical therapy?

You are welcome to schedule a free screening assessment consultation without a prescription to discuss any problems you may have and how me may help you.

 

How many visits will I need?

The number of visits is dependent on the individual, the diagnosis, the severity of symptoms, medical history, prior level of function and can range from a few visits to a few months. The physical therapist will discuss with you how many visits you will require and how long you should expect to be in physical therapy to reach maximal function.

 

Does insurance cover my treatment?

The amount paid out of pocket depends on individual insurance plans and coverage. We will gladly verify your insurance and explain your benefits and financial responsibility before your first visit. For those patients without coverage options, discounted cash rates are available, and vary depending on diagnosis and treatment.

 

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