Do I need a prescription/referral from a doctor for Physical Therapy?

No. In the state of Wisconsin, we have direct access for Physical Therapy services. After your initial evaluation, there may be reasons your therapist would recommend you see a physician, and will advise you to do so. Additionally, certain insurance companies may require a physician referral in order to pay for treatment. We recommend you contact your insurance company prior to beginning physical therapy and asking if a physician referral is needed for physical therapy.

Does my insurance pay for physical therapy?

Typically insurance does cover anywhere from 50-100% of Physical Therapy costs after your deductible is satisfied. Although nearly every insurance plan has some coverage, there is high variability from plan to plan. We will be happy to contact your insurance company prior to your first visit to check on your exact benefits. Additionally, we encourage patients to have an understanding of their benefits/coverage by contacting your insurance carrier and getting specific information.

What types of injuries do Physical Therapists treat?

At Body in Balance Physical Therapy, our therapists specialize in treating orthopedic injuries and problems. This would include neck or low back pain, hip, knee, ankle, and foot problems. Upper extremity problems, such as shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries, are also problems we commonly help people with. We also perform post-operative rehabilitation for total knee/hip replacements, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff repair.

Additionally our Physical Therapists are experts at analyzing posture and movement, so it is a great idea to consult with us before starting a new exercise program. By maximizing flexibility, identifying postural faults and muscle imbalances before you start a program, you can maximize your workout and prevent overuse injuries down the road.

What can I expect on my first visit?

Your physical therapist will get specific information about your problem from speaking with you. A biomechanical evaluation of your musculoskeletal system will then be performed to determine exactly what course of treatment is appropriate. Treatment is started at that first visit based on the therapist’s findings during the examination.

What appointment times are available to schedule Physical Therapy?

At Body in Balance, we will make every attempt to accommodate your schedule. We are available Monday-Friday and have early morning, lunch hour, and early evening/after work appointments available

How long is a typical treatment session?

Our physical therapy sessions are typically 45-60 minutes long. Nearly all of that time will be one-on-one with your physical therapist. We feel strongly that this model of care provides for the fastest recovery from your problem.

Who will I be working with during the treatment sessions?

Unlike many rehabilitation clinics, your entire treatment will be performed by a licensed physical therapist. Body in Balance does not utilize P.T. Assistants, athletic trainers (L.A.T./ ATC’s) , nor aides/technicians to do any treatment. Additionally, you will consistently work the same physical therapist on subsequent visits, allowing for the fastest progression and resolution of your problem/injury.

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