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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Physical Therapy?

    Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Physical therapists specialize in helping people improve their physical function and quality of life. While every patient’s condition is unique, a physical therapist uses a variety of hands-on techniques, modalities, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. In other words, physical therapists work with you to help you achieve your goals, whether that’s recovering from an injury or surgery, reaching a new athletic level, or minimizing pain.

  • How long will I need Physical Therapy?

    That depends on the reason you’re seeking care. We’ll work together to develop a personalized treatment plan that takes into account your specific needs. 

  • What will happen during my first Physical Therapy appointment?

    At your first appointment, your physical therapist will discuss your health history, reasons for seeking care, and your goals. The physical therapist will then complete a thorough initial evaluation, assessing things like your balance, strength, range of motion, function, and pain. Together, we will create a plan of care to assist you in meeting your goals.

  • Does Physical Therapy hurt?

    Physical therapy shouldn’t be painful, but you may experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. If you ever feel pain during or after a session, let me know.

  • Do you practice a “No Pain, No Gain” approach?

    No. Pain causes muscle contraction, guarding, compensation, inflammation, and restricted range of motion. This leads to the perpetuation of the pain cycle and can lead to further injury or dysfunction if not treated. Chronic inflammation weakens connective tissue and leads to scar formation. This is why interventions at GET PHYSICAL LLC are designed to avoid pain.

  • Why is Redcord Sling Suspension Training so special?

    Impaired neuromuscular strength, movement and motor control are among the greatest challenges posed by injury and/or inactivity. Redcord, a revolutionary sling suspension system created in Norway and not widely available in the U.S., provides a proven method for activating and re-educating muscles in order to develop pain-free optimal movement control, efficient movement patterns, and enhanced performance.

    Redcord exercises are high effort without high mechanical load, using key biomechanical principles to optimally enhance muscle activation and function. Its unique combination of ropes and slings supports movement in multiple planes.

    Redcord allows for both regressions and progressions of movement patterns involving the whole body. Regressions, utilizing bungee-assist movement that simulates a feeling of floating in water, allow the clinician to make the exercises less challenging in order for the client to develop pain-free musculoskeletal stability and movement control. Progressions allow the clinician to make the exercises more challenging. Redcord is appropriate for clients of all ages and fitness levels ranging from acute rehabilitation to elite athlete.

    For more information, please visit our page.

  • Do I need a physician referral before making a Physical Therapy appointment?

    No! No prescription or referral from a physician is needed. The ability to visit a physical therapist without a prescription or referral is called Direct Access. Under Direct Access, you enjoy the freedom and flexibility of going to your preferred physical therapist to receive the treatment and care you require and deserve.

    And there is good news for our long-term visitors from the northern states and ‘Snow Birds’ who spend their winters in Florida! The requirement that a physical therapist have a practitioner of record review and sign a plan of treatment does not apply when a patient has been physically examined by a physician licensed in another state, the patient has been diagnosed by the physician as having a condition for which the physical therapy is required, and the physical therapist is treating the condition.

    To learn more about Direct Access and the rules in your state, read the specific rules and guidelines for each state.

  • Can I begin Physical Therapy if I am seeing a chiropractor or other provider?

    Yes, physical therapy is effective in conjunction with treatment provided by other providers. GET PHYSICAL LLC will communicate and work with any provider you are seeing in order to optimize your positive outcomes.

  • Do you provide Physical Therapy for Medicare patients?

    GET PHYSICAL LLC does not accept Medicare patients for physical therapy services, but does offer health and wellness services that are appropriate for clients of all ages, including those who are 65 years of age and older.

    Outpatient physical therapy services are generally covered under Medicare Part B, provided the service is considered medically necessary to treat a disease or condition. Under current Medicare regulations, it is illegal for a physical therapist to accept cash pay from Medicare patients for services that may be covered under Medicare, even if the services provided meet all treatment, documentation, and HIPAA requirements and have been prescribed by their physician. In some cases, a Medicare beneficiary may pay cash for services that are no longer considered medically necessary, for example a ‘maintenance’ or ‘wellness’ program.

  • How long does a Physical Therapy appointment last?

    Initial physical therapy Evaluation is 60 minutes. Initial physical therapy evaluation and treatment is 90 minutes. Subsequent physical therapy sessions are 50 minutes.

  • Do you offer Health and Wellness services?

    Yes. Health and Wellness services are specifically for people who do not need skilled physical therapy, have met their physical therapy goals, have been discharged from physical therapy, or have reached a plateau in physical therapy and further skilled visits cannot be medically justified. Health and wellness services are for people of all ages who wish to maintain or improve their life style, physical fitness, physical performance, endurance, balance, flexibility, strength, conditioning, and/or mobility.

  • How long does a Health and Wellness session last?

    A health and wellness session lasts 50 minutes.

  • Do you provide Home Care/In-Home Therapy and Wellness services?

    Yes! We offer Concierge physical therapy, and Health and Wellness sessions to our patients and clients in the greater Pompano Beach area. Our in-home sessions offer a great option for anyone who has limited time, wants to avoid S. Florida traffic, and/or wants to be seen in the comfort of their home.

    Travel fees may apply for home visits.

  • Can I benefit from your services if I do not consider myself an athlete?

    Absolutely! GET PHYSICAL LLC sees clients of all ages and activity levels. Whether your goal is to play on the floor with your grandkids, recover from an injury or surgery, participate in your favorite hobby, resolve pain issues, improve function and mobility, return to recreational or competitive sports, you can benefit significantly in terms of achieving your personal goals.

  • Do you prescribe home exercises?

    Absolutely! You and I partner together to help you achieve your goals, and a home exercise program (HEP) is a vital part of your therapy or health and wellness plan. Every patient or client receives an individualized HEP. Your commitment to and compliance with performing your individualized HEP correctly and without pain is a major component of our work together to achieve or surpass your personal goals.

  • What should I bring to my first appointment?

    Photo ID

    Registration paperwork if not filled in online

    Any additional medical information that may be helpful such as X-Ray, MRI, doctor visit notes…

    List of any questions you may have that you might forget to ask during your first session

    Water bottle (recommended)

    A strong desire to play a pivotal role in improving your life and achieving your goals!

  • What should I wear?

    Please wear clothing that is comfortable, does not restrict movement, and allows access to areas of concern.

  • Do you accept insurance?

    GET PHYSICAL LLC is an out of network provider and payment is due at the time of service. A comprehensive superbill receipt for physical therapy services, with all the information necessary for you to submit to your insurance company for partial reimbursement, will be provided upon request. Many insurance companies will reimburse at some level once the deductible has been met and co-payment applied. Contact your insurance company to learn the specifics of your personal benefit plan.

  • Which payment types do you accept?

    GET PHYSICAL LLC accepts personal checks, bank transfer, Zelle transfer, and cash. GET PHYSICAL LLC is not able to accept credit cards at this time.

  • What is your cancellation and reschedule policy?

    A minimum of 24 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If you need to cancel a Monday appointment, you must call the morning of the Friday prior. Because I schedule only one patient per hour, this allows me to fill any cancellations with clients on my waiting list. Unforeseen events do happen, which is why one late cancellation or no-show is allowed. Future late cancellations and any no-shows will incur full charge of the missed appointment.