Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see a physical therapist without a doctor’s referral?
In Idaho, most insurances do not require a doctor’s referral. However, some insurance plans may require a referral in order to cover the cost of treatment. You can call the physical therapy clinic if you have any questions.
Can I see a physical therapist if I do not have health insurance?
Yes! We offer different cash pay options to make it affordable for those who do not have health insurance. Cash pay is often a less expensive alternative.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a healthcare profession that helps people restore function and mobility after an injury or condition. Physical therapists provide a variety of treatments, including exercises, manual therapy, and modalities to help patients improve their strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
What are the benefits of physical therapy?
Physical therapy can help with a wide range of conditions, including:
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Balance problems
  • Post-surgical care
  • Headaches
When should I see a physical therapist?
For faster recovery, it is recommended within 16 days after injury. Especially if your symptoms are not improving. Physical therapists are your musculoskeletal and movement experts.
What are some common orthopedic and sports injuries that a physical therapist can treat?
  • Acute injuries such as sprains, strains, dislocations
  • Chronic conditions such as arthritis, back pain
  • Overuse injuries such as tendonitis, runner’s knee
  • Post surgical care
What happens during a physical therapy appointment?
The physical therapist will ask you about your medical history and current symptoms. Conduct a physical examination to assess your range of motion, strength, and flexibility. Develop a treatment plan based on your assessment.
How long does physical therapy take?
The length of physical therapy treatment varies depending on the condition being treated. This could vary from a few weeks to a few months.
How long is a typical appointment?
Average time spent per visit should rarely exceed 1 hour.
How much will physical therapy cost?
The cost of physical therapy varies depending on your insurance coverage and the type of treatment being provided. Most insurance plans cover physical therapy at least partially.
Can I do physical therapy exercises at home?
Yes, physical therapists often give their patients exercises to do at home. This is an important part of the treatment plan and should be done regularly to improve your condition.
What is manual therapy?
Manual therapy is a type of treatment that uses the hands to manipulate the muscles, joints, and soft tissues of the body to reduce pain, improve range of motion and relieve tension.
What are modalities?
Modalities are passive treatments such as heat, cold, electrical stimulation, or therapeutic ultrasound. Modalities may be used in conjunction with therapy, however they are not to replace exercise or manual treatments.
What should I look for in a physical therapist?
When choosing a physical therapist, look for someone who:
  • Is experienced in treating your condition
  • Listens and understands your goals
  • Is able to answer your questions clearly and concisely
  • Spends quality time with you every visit
  • Does not heavily rely on techs or passive modality treatments
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