Frequently Asked Questons

 

Do I need a prescription to use Personal PT?

No.  In the state of Utah, anyone can go see a physical therapist.  This is called ‘direct access.’  

If I use Personal PT without a prescription, will my doctor be informed about what we are working on?

Yes, they can be.  I believe you will receive better care, overall, if communication happens between all the people involved in your care.  I am happy to email, fax, drop off the physical therapy evaluation and treatment notes to your doctor’s office.

How often will I be treated?

It will depend on what we are treating (i.e. is it a new or old injury, evaluation of your workplace, sports recovery) and what works with your schedule.  

What is ‘Real Life’ physical therapy?  What are the benefits?

‘Real Life’ physical therapy looks at your daily life, what movements you make (i.e. picking up the kids, putting away dishes, getting out of bed), the spaces you spend a lot of time (i.e. car, office, kitchen, couch), exercise routines (trails you run, running shoes, exercise equipment), etc.  

There are multiple benefits to ‘Real Life’ therapy.  First of all, it makes things easier!  Don’t have time to do a 30 minute rehab routine at home?  That’s fine.  We will figure out how to fit it into your day and your environments (i.e. 3 exercises in your office, 3 at home). Secondly, not only can we find actions or environments which may have contributed to an injury (i.e. computer placement causing neck pain), we can fix things that may cause you pain in the future.  Prevention, prevention, prevention.  Also, I argue, why should be NOT look at the environments where you spend most of your time?  Let’s make a program that works with YOUR life, YOUR environment.  

What forms of payment do you accept?

Personal PT accepts Medicare, cash, credit cards, HSA accounts, and personal checks.  Why?  With a lower overhead cost, Personal PT is able to offer CONSISTENTLY LOWER rates than that of a typical physical therapy clinic.  Additionally, all documentation, billing codes and diagnosis codes are provided for submission to insurance companies for reimbursement.  This strategy is designed for more patient control and transparency.  The patient will ALWAYS know what payment amounts will be.  This avoids huge bills received after treatments for services not covered by insurance companies.