What to wear?
- Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. If you have a lower extremity injury, bring or wear shorts.
How many visits in therapy do I need?
- It depends. Dr. Kohout will work with you following your evaluation to best outline a plan specific to your condition. Every condition or surgery is different; therefore, it’s often dependent on multiple factors.
How early should I arrive for my first appointment?
- Please come at the time of your scheduled appointment. It is helpful if you do your intake and paperwork prior to coming in. This will be sent to you upon scheduling your initial evaluation.
What should I bring?
- You’ll need to bring a photo ID, your insurance card, a prescription for therapy from your doctor (if applicable).
How long will my appointment take?
- Generally speaking, your first appointment will last approximately an hour. Follow-up visit length will depend on various factors including the severity of your injury, your functional goals, and your treatment plan. Whether 30 minutes or 2 hours, our effort is directed at a treatment program specific to you and your needs. Your appointments aren’t limited to a 30-minute slot like many other providers in the area.
How far out should I schedule?
- Depending on your discussions with Dr. Kohout.
Will my insurance cover my session?
- Yes. In most cases, your private insurance plan has some level of physical therapy benefits. Because all plans are different, we make every effort to verify benefits and communicate this with you. Much of it depends on your health plan and what they are willing to cover. Fortunately, many people recognize the value of physical therapy in reducing healthcare costs through injury prevention, patient education, lifestyle changes, and overall wellness. For Medicare patients, physical therapy is covered. Your therapist will work on developing a Plan of Care that meets Medicare requirements.
Do I need a prescription from my doctor?
- We are a partner in your care and recognize there are certain medical conditions beyond our scope of expertise. We will work with your physician directly or refer you to the appropriate specialist should physical therapy treatment not be appropriate. Some private insurance plans still require a physician prescription so we will work with you to determine the necessary next steps.