Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Physical Therapy is an effective treatment for treating abnormal-based physical functions that may stem from injuries, orthopedic, cardiovascular, or neurological diseases/conditions, and disabilities.  Physical Therapy treatments can be provided in a variety of different environments; hospitals, rehabilitation units, outpatient clinics, schools, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and patients’ homes.  Only a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) can perform physical therapy treatments.  Through various treatment options, i.e. therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, patient/caregiver education, and modalities. PTs help to restore/improve their patient's physical abilities, manage their pain, prevent future disabilities, and improve their quality of life.

 

WHAT CONDITIONS DO RE+FORM PHYSICAL THERAPISTS TREAT?

Orthopedic issues or conditions related to muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons, and joints such as:


Neurological issues or conditions related to the brain or nerves such as:


Cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary issues or conditions related to the heart, circulatory or respiratory systems such as:


Other services physical therapists can provide:


DO I NEED A PHYSICIAN’S REFERRAL TO BEGIN PT?

You no longer need to wait for an MD referral to see a physical therapist! Texas House Bill 29 (effective 11/01/2019) allows PT treatment for 10 consecutive business days without an MD referral. Direct access saves you money, time, and speeds up the recovery process so you can feel better faster!

Exception: Traditional Medicare B beneficiaries. A PT Plan of Care will need to be signed by MD for Medicare B to pay.

 

HOW IS MOBILE PHYSICAL THERAPY (HOUSE CALLS) DIFFERENT FROM HOME HEALTH THERAPY?

Traditional Home Health PT is covered under Medicare Part A. In Home Health therapy, the patient must be homebound and require nursing in addition to therapy services.

Mobile Physical Therapy (House Calls) is covered under Medicare Part B and does not require the patient to be homebound. Many patients enjoy having the convenience a skilled and licensed physical therapist provide outpatient PT services in the home.

 

WILL MY INSURANCE PAY FOR CLINIC AND MOBILE OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY (HOUSE CALLS)?

RE+FORM Physical Therapy and Wellness is credentialed with Medicare B, Medicare Advantage plans, and Commercial Insurance plans to provide outpatient physical therapy in the clinic or at home. This is a great benefit to insurance beneficiaries who have completed home health and now are planning to transition to outpatient PT in the clinic or at home.


HOW MUCH DOES A PHYSICAL THERAPY SESSION COST?

RE+FORM will verify your outpatient PT insurance benefits, let you know exactly how much your session will cost, collect your copay/coinsurance (if there is one), and submit your claim to your insurance company. You will never receive an extra or surprise bill from us - GUARANTEED! We accept cash, credit cards, FSA/HSA cards for payment.

 

HOW DO I BEGIN PHYSICAL THERAPY SESSIONS AT RE+FORM PHYSICAL THERAPY AND WELLNESS?

 

1.      New patients please click on the HIPPA-protected link >  Request A PT Session

2.     Returning patients can call/text our office phone at 214-679-3891 or email us Dallas@ReformPTandWellness.com to schedule a visit.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY PHYSICAL THERAPY SESSIONS?

Please wear clothing that allows you to be comfortable and move freely.

 

DO I NEED TO HAVE ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT FOR MY PT HOUSE CALL SESSIONS?

Your mobile therapist will bring any needed equipment to the sessions.  Utilization of a firm couch or bed may be needed, if any exercises, stretches, or manual work require you to be lying down. You will need to find a spot in your home/office/gym that has an open 6 feet clearance.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING MY FIRST PHYSICAL THERAPY SESSION?

Your first physical therapy session will be an initial evaluation.  In this visit, the physical therapist will gather necessary information about your medical history, perform a thorough evaluation, identify your impairments, and propose a treatment plan to help meet your goals. 

The physical therapist may perform tests and measurements to establish a diagnosis and/or establish your baseline functional level.  This information will be used to help the therapist create a treatment plan that best addresses your specific needs and works to restore your mobility and function to its optimal level.

Common tests/measurements taken during your physical evaluation may include:

Once the tests have been completed, the physical therapist will discuss your treatment plan and set goals that will help you meet your optimal functional outcome.


HOW LONG WILL EACH SESSION LAST?

Physical Therapy Initial Evaluation- 1 Hour

Physical Therapy Follow-up Sessions- 1 Hour

 

WILL I BE SEEN BY A LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST OR A REHAB TECHNICIAN/STUDENT?

You will receive 1:1 undivided attention and quality treatment techniques rendered by a licensed board-certified physical therapist.  We do not utilize rehab technicians or students for our treatment sessions.

We know each patient is special and has unique needs. Therefore, we take the time to pair our patients/clients with a licensed physical therapist according to the diagnosis and the therapist’s skill set. 

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY PHYSICAL THERAPY IS COMPLETED?

After you have completed a course of physical therapy, your PT will ensure that you have a comprehensive home exercise program to complete the final stages of your rehabilitation independently. RE+FORM has wellness options (personal training, massage therapy, nutrition consultations, and mental health consultations) to ensure you and/or your loved ones continue to remain physically and mentally healthy!