Freqently Asked Questions

1. Can physical therapy help me?

Physical therapists are trained to identify deficiencies in the biomechanics of the body. Working with a physical therapist can target specific areas of weakness in the way our bodies work. They can relieve stress, help the body function without pain, and/or help you recover from surgeries. After a thorough evaluation of your pain/injury, a physical therapist develops a treatment plan that is customized to your specific needs. You will also receive customized home exercise program as well as education on injury prevention and general wellness. 
 
2. Does my insurance cover physical therapy services?

Yes! Most medical insurance covers physical therapy treatment, some even without a doctor's referral. You can call us today and our staff will be glad to assist you in finding out the details of insurance coverage for you.
 
3. What if I was involved in an Auto Accident?

You have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefit under your own auto insurance policy that covers your medical bills up to the limits of your policy. Additionally, PIP coverage pays for your lost wages and passenger's medical costs incurred due to the accident.
It is important to contact your auto insurance company after an accident has occurred and request that they send to you the PIP application in order to activate PIP coverage. Even if you have PIP coverage under your auto insurance policy, PIP will not be available for payment until you submit PIP application to your insurance company. 
 
  What if accident wasn't my fault? Won't the at-fault driver or
  his/her insurance company pay for my medical bills? 

Even after PIP pays your medical bills, you can claim the entire medical charges (bill before PIP payment) from at-fault party's insurance company. This is a classic double recovery and is permitted under Maryland Law.
If you decide for the other party's insurance to pay for your medical bills, in most cases, you would have to pay for your doctor's visits out of your pocket first, then try to get it reimbursed through your settlement from at-fault party's insurance. For your best interest, it is best that you file a claim through your own insurance company even if the accident wasn't your fault.
 
4. What happens on my first visit?

Please come about 15 minutes before the start of your appointment to complete your new patient registration forms.  Bring along your physician's referral (if you have one), your insurance card (or your claim information, whichever is applicable) and wear comfortable clothes.

You will be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist which will include time for your therapist to get to know you so that they may better understand your pain/injury.  Each patient's condition is unique and your treatment plan is customized to meet your specific needs. For future visits, we ask that you schedule one week out (so you can secure your preferred appointment time) and let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to make your scheduled appointment.