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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Physical Therapist?

A Physical Therapist is a licensed health care professional who examines, evaluates, and treats musculoskeletal disorders using research and proven techniques. A physical therapist will develop a plan of care to improve mobility, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability via manual therapies, modalities, exercises and other advanced interventions, while educating the patient on proper daily activity modifications.

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

An Exercise Physiologist or Therapist is a skilled health care provider who works under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist. An exercise therapist will implement the prescribed treatment plan, training and educating patients in assisted and independent exercises, as well as perform therapeutic modalities as directed.

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Do I need a referral from a doctor for physical therapy?
Since Colorado is a Direct Access state, a referral is not needed for physical therapy. However, some health insurance plans require a physicians referral, so it is best to contact your health insurance plan directly, to determine if there are any specific referral requirements.

How many visits will I need?
Every patients condition is different, thus every treatment plan is unique. After your initial evaluation, we will develop a plan of care of two to three visits a week for two to six weeks, or as prescribed by your referring physician, if applicable.

How long does an appointment last?
The initial evaluation lasts about one hour. A normal session thereafter lasts 30 to 60 minutes, depending upon the condition and procedures performed.

What should I wear to my appointment?
As the majority of our treatment is active, we recommend you wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for exercise. For extremity conditions, a tank top (shoulder or arm injury) or shorts (knee or leg injury) is also encouraged. Gowns and changing rooms are available when needed.

Will my treatment hurt?
Our program is not designed to induce pain, but it is common to experience a fair amount of soreness, aches and fatigue with treatment. We will work with you within your injury and tolerances, but it is imperative you put forth effort to improve the function in your tissues. Good communication with your therapist is important, so we can modify your program as needed.

What are my options if I do not have insurance?
We offer very reasonable date of service fees for patients with limited or no insurance. Please call for current rates on any services.