FAQs

Where Can I Find a Physical Therapist?

As a patient, you have the right to receive physical therapy at any place you choose. At Movement Restoration Physical Therapy, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you need.

Not only do I pride myself on providing a positive, encouraging environment, but I'm also confident in my ability to help you reach your goals and live a pain-free life.

 

What Should I Know About Physical Therapy?
 

Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians.

As a board-certified orthopedic specialist in physical therapy, I will evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.

While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, I will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels.

The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

 

Do PT Treatments Hurt?

 

Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering.

This is a normal response to therapy treatment. Good communication with your therapist will help me minimize any discomfort. I want you on your way to quick pain relief and back to normal activities.

Can I Benefit From PT Treatments?

Working with you and your doctor, we can discuss your options and help determine if physical therapy will be the right choice for you. Call me at 605-501-6685 today to discuss your current condition or request an appointment now.


How Can I Schedule An Appointment?

Scheduling is easy and I do my best to ensure you receive appointment times convenient for you. I have morning and evening appointments available to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Call me at 605-501-6685 today or request an appointment.

Do You Treat My Condition At Your Clinic?

 

Physical therapists have years of university-level training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of joint movement), neurology, and many of the other medical sciences.

Not only have I received my doctorate from nationally renown accredited physical therapy program at Creighton University, I've also gone above and beyond and have been credentialed as a Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association. 

Rest assured, I am well equipped to evaluate and treat your condition.

How Long Will My Appointments Take?

Typically, the first session lasts for 1 hour 15 minutes. Each session after that may be 45-60 minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs. This is something we can discuss in further detail.

Do I Need To Wear Certain Types of Clothes for My Appointment?

Dress comfortably in clothes that allow easy access for me to examine your problem areas.

For treatments, loose-fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear.

Will Insurance Cover My Appointments?

Yes, in most cases it does. I will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy.

For more information, visit my insurance plan page and please do not hesitate to contact me.

Will I Start Noticing Relief Right Away?

Each patient’s diagnosis is different; therefore, I will develop a plan of care that is right for you. Additionally, I will also be informing and collaborating with your referring physician.

Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you before you leave your appointment.

What Is The Best Payment Method For My Sessions?

I accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card. I am happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is my policy that payment is made at the time of service.

Your insurance benefits will be determined before your second visit, and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary on that date.

What Should I Do If I Don't Have Insurance?

For patients who do not have insurance or prefer to not utilize their insurance due to a higher deductible, I offer a cash-pay option, due at the time of service.

I'm Feeling Better But I Still Want to Continue My Sessions - Is That Plausible?

Yes, once you have completed your therapy sessions, I will review your continuing home program.

I can make arrangements to meet you at your gym to work with you on determining what equipment may be beneficial, and what exercises would be helpful in your continued recovery.

I Want to Come Prepared For My First Appointment - What Should I Do?

Please have your prescription and insurance card available when you call. This will allow me to verify your insurance benefits and provide you with an estimate of coverage.
 

To bring on your first visit:
 

  • Insurance information and driver's license (I will make a copy of your cards for my system).
     

  • A prescription (if needed) for physical therapy from your referring physician, nurse practitioner, or PA.
     

  • In case of an automobile accident or worker’s compensation claim, also bring any case manager or insurance adjuster contact names, phone numbers, and claim number.
     

  • Print out the patient forms, fill them out, and bring them with you. If you are unable to do this, please allow for extra time to fill these out upon your arrival.
     

  • Please wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your problem areas.
     

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any remaining paperwork, so you can maximize your time in your evaluation.