We created this page to address many of the common questions asked by new patients.
Why are people referred to physical therapy?
You and others may be referred to physical therapy because of a movement dysfunction associated with pain. Your difficulty with moving part(s) of your body (like bending at the low back or difficulty sleeping on your shoulder, etc.) very likely results in limitations with your daily activities (e.g. difficulty getting out of a chair, an inability to play sports, or trouble with walking, etc.). Physical therapists treat these movement dysfunctions and their associated pains and restore your body's ability to move in a normal manner.
How long will I need physical therapy?
This is not an easy question to answer. You may need a few visits or you may need several months of treatment depending upon your condition. Your physical therapist and your doctor will help you decide how long you will be treated.
Who will treat me?
You will be evaluated by one of our staff and he/she will also treat you during subsequent visits. Unlike some clinics where you see someone different each visit, we feel it is very important to develop a one-on-one relationships with you to maintain continuity of care. Since only one physical therapist knows your problems best, he/she is the one that will be working closely with you to speed your recovery.
Who pays for treatment?
In most cases, health insurance will cover your treatment. Click on our insurance link for a summary of insurances we accept and make sure you talk to our receptionist so we can help you clarify your insurance coverage. Cash plans are also avaliable.
Do I need a referral?
In California, you do not need a referral to be evaluated by a physical therapist. However, in order for a physical therapist to deliver treatment, an established diagnosis must be obtained from a doctor or chiropractor. If you don't have a doctor, call us. We work with some of the best in town and we'll get you to the person who specializes in your condition.
Please feel free to call our office at (949) 276-5401 if you have questions. Our goal is to make sure you have a positive outcome & experience!