Frequently Asked Questions
Georgia state law allows a patient to have physical therapy for 8 visits or 21 days, whichever comes first, without a referral from a doctor. There are some cases where a referral is not necessary. This would include a patient who is returning to physical therapy within 60 days of discharge from prior physical therapy, or those who are seeing a physical therapist for fitness and wellness. If you still require physical therapy after your eight visits or 21 days is met, I will help you obtain a referral from your doctor.
My sole purpose for having my own business is to have a place where I can treat patients privately and have the time to deliver personalized and uninterrupted care. This kind of quality care is difficult to find in many in-network clinics. In order to practice my art effectively, I have chosen to stay out-of-network with insurance companies. I want to be able to give you the time and attention that you need in order to get you better. This means private one-on-one therapy sessions at an affordable out of pocket price. I am able to provide you with an invoice for you to send to your insurance company separately for reimbursement. You can also use the invoice for flexible spending account reimbursement. My rate of $140 per session is highly competitive and likely less than you would pay out of pocket at most outpatient clinics in Atlanta or Decatur.
The most important thing you can do is to wear (or bring) comfortable clothing that will allow me to access the different areas of the body that may be involved in your injury. Usually loose shorts and a tshirt is a good choice.
Your initial evaluation is a chance for me to spend an good bit of time taking an accurate medical history, and the chance to do a thorough physical examination to determine your impairments and establish a plan of care. I usually need 45 mins to an hour for an evaluation. Length of subsequent treatment visits can be discussed after your evaluation and will depend on the nature of your condition and your preferences.