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Do I need a referral to start PT?

August 29th, 2019

Our insurance contracts allow most patients to come directly to physical therapy without a referral.  This includes Medicare patients. Washington state law allows patients to seek treatment directly from PTs. There can always be a few exceptions to this rule, so give us or your insurance company a call for assistance. We recommend that patients with

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Do you offer programs for me once I’m better?

August 22nd, 2019

Yes, once you have completed your therapy sessions, your therapist will review your continuing home program.  We can make arrangements to meet you at your gym to work with you on determining what equipment may be beneficial, and what exercises would be helpful in your continued recovery.

What types of education/training do your therapists have?

August 22nd, 2019

Physical therapists have years of university level training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of joint movement), neurology, and many of the other medical sciences. Our physical therapists have graduated from accredited physical therapy programs and are state licensed. Depending on the university, the physical therapy program is either a masters or doctorate level degree. Rest

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How many sessions will I have?

August 22nd, 2019

Each patient’s diagnosis is different, so together with your referring physician, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by our physical therapist.

How long will my therapy sessions last?

August 22nd, 2019

Typically, the first session lasts for 1 hour 15 minutes. Each session after that may be 45-60 minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs, and your therapist will discuss this with you.

What do I wear?

August 22nd, 2019

Dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy access for the therapist to examine your problem areas. For treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear.

What type of payment do you accept?

August 22nd, 2019

We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service. Your insurance benefits will be determined before your second visit, and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary on

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What if I don’t have insurance?

August 22nd, 2019

For patients who do not have insurance, we offer a discounted fee, due at the time of service.

Does insurance cover my treatment?

August 22nd, 2019

Yes, in most cases it does. Washington Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy. For more information, visit our insurance plan page and please do not hesitate to contact our Kirkland, WA physical therapy office. We do offer different

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Will it hurt?

August 22nd, 2019

Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. Good communication with your therapist will help minimize any discomfort.

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