WHY PHYSICAL THERAPY?
Physical therapy is the optimization of healthy movement using a combination of exercise, hands-on treatment, and other modalities. Physical therapy utilizes decades of science, theory, and research to alleviate pain, restore function, and prevent injury in a wide variety of people. It can also help reduce people's need for medication and assist people in avoiding or recovering from surgery. Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients with a variety of musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiopulmonary conditions and injuries. They may work independently or within a team of other healthcare providers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What services do you offer?
We provide individual physical therapy services to treat any number of conditions like injury recovery, exercise management, chronic pain, effects of aging, an much more. The actual practice of physical therapy takes many forms in our practice, relying on specialized devices, bouncing balls, calisthenic exercise, and more. Treatment will be uniquely customized to your condition.
We also offer a variety of group classes for those patients dealing with the effects of aging. Click here to learn more.
Finally, our partner companies provide further fitness and exercise facilities. Peak Performance Fitness Consultants is a fitness center that takes advantage of the expertise of our trained physical therapists to provide specialized training to our clients. T-Fit is an exercise center onsite at our Trumansburg location.
Do I need a referral from my doctor?
The State of New York allows patients to self refer for physical therapy. However, there are certain conditions that must be met.
- The patient's private insurance company must allow the self-referral. Check with your insurance company.
- The claim cannot be a No Fault or Workers' Compensation claim.
- Government programs do not allow self referrals such as Medicare, Medicaid or Managed Medicaid (Total Care, Fidelis)
10 Visits or 30 Days is the rule
If your insurance covers self-referral for physical therapy, patients can receive therapy for 10 visits or 30 days, whichever comes first, and the physical therapist must have been licensed for at least three (3) years in order to provide therapy for a self-referred patient.
Do you take my insurance?
Our providers are in network with the following insurance companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
- Cigna / MVP
- Lifetime Benefits
- Veterans Administration / Tricare
- Workers Compensation
- No Fault
- Molina Healthcare
- Multiplan or PHCS affiliates
If you do not see your insurance please contact our billing department for assistance.