At RehabAuthority, we are committed to making your experience as comfortable as possible. The following are some frequently asked questions about what to expect during your visits:
Do I need a prescription from a physician for Physical Therapy services?
Typically no. Idaho, North Dakota and Minnesota all allow patients to see a physical therapist without a doctor’s prescription. However, some old insurance plans may still require you to see your doctor before coming to therapy. We are happy to verify your insurance benefits and check to see if a prescription is required by your carrier prior to your initial visit.
What should I expect on my first visit?
You will be greeted by a Front Office Coordinator who will help you fill out any paperwork required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your initial evaluation to allow time for completion. A Physical Therapist will then perform a thorough physical examination covering your medical history, current condition, problems and issues. Based on the results of the evaluation, the therapist will develop a specific rehabilitation plan based on your unique condition. There is no “one size fits all” treatment plan and we strongly believe that every patient deserves a customized treatment plan for their specific condition.
How long will each treatment last?
Physical Therapy appointments vary in length depending on your diagnosis and the type of treatments being given. Treatment sessions can range from 45-60 minutes on average.
Can I choose which clinic I go to for Physical Therapy?
Definitely. You have every right to choose where to go for physical therapy. We have several convenient locations to accommodate our patients with early morning appointments and evening availability as well.
Do Physical Therapists have special education and training?
There are a number of specialty certifications that can be earned in Physical Therapy including Board Certified Physical Therapist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
At RehabAuthority, our physical therapists are required to have certifications in a number of different treatment methods. We want our patients to consistently receive the highest level of Physical Therapy care regardless of which RehabAuthority clinic they choose.