Do I need a doctor’s prescription to receive treatment?

No. On January 1,2014 AB1000 went into effect which allows physical therapists to treat patients without a doctor’s prescription for up to 45 days or 12 visits, whichever comes first. After that it would be required to see a medical doctor for your diagnosis and obtain a prescription for continued physical therapy. If we are billing your insurance, please check with your plan to see if they require a prescription.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, we accept all PPO insurance (United, Aetna, Cigna, Pacificare, Healthnet, etc). We are contracted IN network providers of Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Medicare.

What should I wear and/or bring to physical therapy?

You should dress comfortably in loose-fitting clothing, which allows access to the body part being treated and which would be comfortable to perform exercises in. You should bring with you your prescription for physical therapy, your intake paperwork (which you can download here from the website), your insurance card, payment information and your ID or driver’s license established during your intake interview.

How long will my treatments last?

Typically, visits last about an hour. This approximation can vary though, depending on the diagnosis and required treatments.

What can I expect on my first visit?

Your physical therapist will take you to a private examination room to talk to you and get a better understanding of your chief complaint. You will be asked a series of questions that will help your PT better understand your issues and establish your plan of care. In addition, your PT may ask you to complete a series of movements in order to assess how your issue can be resolved. When your PT has done a thorough assessment and feels they have good grasp of your chief complaint, they may do some preliminary therapy which often consists of hands-on manipulation of the muscles. At the end of your evaluation, they may also communicate how many times per week you should come in for physical therapy, and how many weeks they estimate it will take for your issue to improve.

What can I expect on my follow-up visits?

There will be a re-assessment of primary complaints (i.e. pain), impairments, and functional abilities. Treatment will be continued, followed by a progressed exercise program. Modalities will be administered as needed (i.e. US, stim, ice, heat, tape). Your PT may recommend exercises and/or stretches for you to do at home to help your issue heal.

What specific injuries or pain do you treat?

We treat most injuries and pain including knee, back or neck pain, ankle sprains, rotator cuff injuries, neck pain, pre- and post-partum pain, pre- and post-operative pain, posture stabilization or migraine headaches.

How should I expect to feel after treatment?

Every diagnosis is different, however a common trend following treatment, is mild muscle soreness lasting 12-24 hours, followed by relief of symptoms. Muscle soreness can be caused by soft tissue manipulation, postural re-education, and/or exercise.

Will I be expected to pay my co-pay on the first day?

Yes, you will be expected to pay the co-pay that you are responsible for based on your insurance plan.

Can I pay online?

Yes, you may make a credit card payment directly and securely here.

Where do I park at the Miracle Mile location?

There is a parking lot behind the building that says “Americana Plaza.” You can park there for free. There is also 2 hour street parking (metered and free) on the side streets–just make sure to read the signs carefully since there are restrictions at certain hours.

What are your hours of operation at the Miracle Mile location?

(Main Office) Monday through Friday: 7:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-7:00pm Note: Under special circumstance we can extend these hours to fit your schedule.

Where do I park at the Brentwood location?

There is a multi-level parking garage in the complex that provides free and convenient parking for 1.5 hours.

What are your hours of operation at the Brentwood location?

Monday through Thursday: 
7:00am-12:00pm, 
2:00pm-7:00pm; 
Saturday: 7:00am-11:00am 
(depending on scheduling) Note: Under special circumstances we can extend these hours to fit your schedule.