Is A Referral Required For Physical Therapy?

No! In 2006, New York State passed the “Direct Access Law” which allows patients to receive either 30 days or 10 sessions of physical therapy without the need for a doctor’s referral.

What Is Orthopedic Physical Therapy?

Orthopedic physical therapy is a form of rehabilitation designed to help patients who are dealing with afflictions of the musculoskeletal system. It is a physical-based form of treatment that promotes healing from within. Through the use of stretches, strength exercises, and other modalities (such as electronic stimulation, ice therapy, cold therapy, and massage therapy), our physical therapists can improve a patient’s functionality levels in the affected area. By increasing the strength and flexibility in a patient’s muscles and joints, orthopedic physical therapy will help to eliminate their pain and improve their quality of life.

What Do You Treat?

One of the main benefits of physical therapy is the range of injuries and conditions it can be used to treat and manage. Below are a few examples of what this therapy method can be used to help with:

  • Sports injuries.
  • Breaks and fractures.
  • Muscles strains and tears.
  • Ligameotus issues.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Complications after a stroke.
  • Joint problems.
  • Gait abnormalities.

What Is Your Insurance Policy?

Moving Forward Physical Therapy is an out-of-network provider. Patients who have insurance plans that allow them to visit out-of-network providers can come to us for treatment. Even if your plan does not have out-of-network benefits, do not hesitate to contact us. Our main goal is to provide the care you need, and we will do everything in our power to accommodate you.

What Are The Benefits Of Being Out-Of-Network?

While being an out-of-network provider may seem unorthodox, we’ve chosen this model for the benefits it brings our patients. In-network providers are often at the mercy of insurance companies, needing to book many patients at once to hit quotas. The need to hit quotas often leads to sessions being double or even triple booked. Insurance policies also come with certain coverage limitations, meaning patients may not be able to receive as much treatment as they need truly need to recover. Being out-of-network allows us to eliminate these complications, and bring you the below benefits:

  • You’ll always receive one-on-one care from a trained physical therapist.
  • Our practice is not impacted by policy-induced time restrictions, as our sessions can range from 45 minutes to an hour.
  • The intimate focus that is given to your recovery will lead to fewer sessions being needed for treatment, meaning you’ll spend less time in pain.

What To Expect?

During your first session of physical therapy, a full assessment of your physical condition will be made. Expect to be asked what caused the injury, and what your current pain level/tolerance is. The assessment will also include testing your range of motion, strength, balance, and functional mobility. Once your baselines have been determined, our physical therapist will move forward with creating an individualized treatment plan that will yield the optimal healing results.

What Should I Bring?

At the time of your first session, it will be beneficial to bring a list containing questions you may have for your physical therapist, your current symptoms, and any information about your medical history you think should be called out. Since our treatment method is physical-based, you should also wear clothing that is comfortable to move around in each session. We find that t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, and sneakers are all perfect to wear!

For inquiries, call or text the Moving Forward Company at (212) 606-4035.

Moving Forward Physical Therapy PC