Frequently Asked Questions
What are the goals of Physical Therapy?
Our physical therapists at Premier Physical Therapy of LI, will work with you individually to assess and address your personal goals and return you to the highest level of function possible with the ultimate goal being the full return to your prior level of function before your injury or condition. While each case is unique, our goal is always to get you back to 100%. Specifically, your therapists will work with you to address the following as appropriate:
• Reduction/resolution of pain symptoms
• Return of mobility and range of motion
• Addressing strength limitations by developing an individually tailored exercise program
• Balance and stability training
• Prevention of future injury
• Patient and family education
• Home exercise program and long-term oversight of care
What should I expect on my first visit?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your evaluation in order to complete the appropriate paperwork.
When you arrive at our facility, our administrative staff will review your insurance coverage and your personal financial obligations based upon the verification of your benefits. Our staff will explain to you all of the complexities and details of your insurance coverage.
We will always be available to answer any of your questions or concerns regarding your benefits both prior to your first visit and as they may arise throughout the course of your care and even following your discharge from therapy.
You will then be evaluated by one of our licensed physical therapists. Your evaluation will be a one-on-one session in which your physical therapist will perform a thorough and comprehensive examination, noting any areas of deficiency or limitation in your function relating to your diagnosis or condition. Based upon the findings of your evaluation, you will be educated on your diagnosis and we will address each of your questions and concerns. You will also be issued a home exercise program that is individually tailored to your needs.
What should I bring to my first visit?
You should wear or bring comfortable clothes (including shoes and socks) that will allow access to your area of injury (i.e. shorts for a knee/ankle)
Your physical therapy prescription
Your insurance card and personal identification
Your copay/deductible payment, if applicable
Additionally, please be prepared to share your relevant past medical history and/or any medications you are on or allergies you may have with your treating therapist.
What insurance policies do you take?
Premier Physical Therapy of LI accepts most major medical insurances, including Medicare and Workman's Compensation. All medical benefits verified prior to the initial evaluation. For more information, please contact our office at (631) 320-3993.
Will my physician be involved in my therapy program?
The physician/therapist relationship is a critical component of your therapy program. Our therapists will make every effort possible to regularly communicate your findings and progress to your referring physician. Following your evaluation and assessment, a copy of your initial evaluation note will be sent to your physician for their review.