Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some commonly asked questions about PT In Place and our services:
What does "mobile physical therapy" mean?
PT In Place and its staff will provide our services at the comforts of your home. You do not need to come to a clinic, instead, we come to you.
Do you accept health insurance?
No, currently we do not accept any health insurance policy or other third party payer. With our current reasonable rates, we believe that you will get the best value for the care that you will receive, to meet your own goals and wishes, and in your own terms, under your unique circumstances.
Do I need a doctor's prescription for physical therapy?
In most cases, no. At this point, patients in all 50 states—plus the US Virgin Islands and Washington, DC—may be evaluated by, and receive some form of treatment from, a physical therapist without obtaining a referral, and this includes the state of Virginia. However, if you would like an ongoing treatment beyond 30 days from the start of service, you will need a referral from your physician to continue physical therapy, according to law and regulations from the Board of Physical Therapy in the state of Virginia.
How long does physical therapy take?
There is no one-size-fits-all protocol for physical therapy; rather, the number and frequency of physical therapy sessions you’ll need depends on your injury/condition, overall health, and compliance with your plan of care. Most sessions will last 30–60 minutes. Depending on your condition and circumstances, you and your physical therapist will discuss how you can benefit the most.
Have you gone to school for this - and are you any good?
Indeed. To be a physical therapist, we must obtain a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university—usually in a health-related field—as well as a master’s and/or doctorate degree in physical therapy. Furthermore, all practicing PTs must also complete their state licensing and continuing education requirements to obtain—and retain—their license. You can check our physical therapist's credentials here.
Do you prescribe medications if I need it?
We don’t prescribe medications (and cannot under our state practice act). If we recommend that certain medications will help you get better, we can either call your doctor directly to discuss our recommendations, or you can ask you doctor to see if he/she is willing to prescribe it.