This is a great question that we hear quite frequently. The short answer is easy.
NOPE! You can come in with out a referral and be treated for whatever your condition might be.
While you do need a referral to do physical therapy in the state of Florida, the great news is that in our office we are able to provide that referral. Because we are a medically integrated office we have medical professionals in the office that can write a prescription if necessary. This will make sure you get coverage from your insurance company.
We work with all doctors in the area and are also able to carry out any physical therapy orders from an orthopedic doctor to a primary care doctor. The benefit to having care done in our office is that you will be under direct supervision of multiple doctors and therapists.
Our goal is to provide excellent care at affordable rates. When you come in to the office we will have our staff check your insurance benefits so you can decide what will work with your budget.
Physical therapy is very effective for back pain and neck pain. It decreased pain by improving function through stretching and strengthening muscles. The first step when you are considering physical therapy is to have a proper evaluation of your muscles called a functional exam. This will allow the doctor to write up a plan to be carried out by the therapist. This plan will tell the therapist which muscles are tight and need to be stretched and which muscles are weak and need to be strengthened.
Once the functional exam has been performed, you are ready to begin therapy with a written plan. Much like a boot camp, military police academy, or a physical trainer, it will take time for your muscles to stay stretched and to strengthen the other muscles. And much like working out, typically the most effective schedule is 2-3 times per week for optimal results. This can all be discussed with your doctor and therapist.
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Coastal Integrative Healthcare
315 N Ridgewood Ave
Edgewater FL 32132