Please contact our office Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule an initial evaluation. Our friendly office staff will assist you in getting an appointment as early as possible.
Initial Evaluations should take approximately one hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out your intake paperwork. You can click here to download forms for your first visit. Completing required forms ahead of your appointment time will speed up your check-in process.
Your follow-up visits will be scheduled after you and your physical therapist have determined your treatment plan.
On your first visit please bring the following:
- Drivers license or ID card
- Prescription for physical therapy (or Direct Access – download here).
- Your insurance card
- Change of clothing (i.e. shorts if you are seeking treatment for your leg; tank top or loose fitting, short-sleeved shirt for treatment of your neck, shoulder, elbow; flexible clothing if you are seeking treatment for your low back).
Virginia law now allows individuals to receive physical therapy services without a physician’s referral. A Patient Attestation Form (click here), in which you identify the physician you would traditionally see for your specific health concern (primary care physician, orthopedic doctor, etc) is required.
From the date of your initial physical therapy evaluation, Virginia law allows 30 business days of physical therapy treatment before you are required to see your primary care physician or orthopedic doctor.
If you wish to participate in Direct Access we ask that you verify with your insurance company that they will reimburse for physical therapy services without a referral.
What is the benefit of Direct Access?
If you suspect you have an injury that requires physical therapy, we will provide you immediate, non-pharmaceutical treatment that allows you to reduce pain, stay active, and save money.
If you have to visit a primary care physician before accessing physical therapy the onset of your physical therapy treatment is delayed as you work through the healthcare system. The benefits of starting physical therapy earlier can result in a quicker reduction of pain and return to activity.