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, most of whom have clinical doctoral degrees in the field, 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 to improve the human condition.

Do you need a referral from your doctor?

The State of New York passed a law in October of 2008 that 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 can not 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.

Call us today to make an appointment!

Do we take your Insurance?

Our providers are in network with the following insurance companies:

  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna / MVP
  • POMCO
  • Lifetime Benefits
  • Humana
  • Veterans Administration / Tricare / Healthnet
  • Workers Compensation
  • No Fault
  • Medicaid
  • Fidelis
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Multiplan or PHCS affiliates

If you do not see your insurance please contact our billing department for assistance.