Your therapist will sit down with you and discuss the following:
Then your therapist will perform a series of tests and movements to determine the nature of your problem and formulate a list on how to treat those problems
Based on the nature and severity of symptoms as well as your input a plan will be put in place to determine how much therapy you will need to achieve your goals.
You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you have a knee problem, it is best to wear shorts. For a shoulder problem, a tank top is a good choice, and for low back problems, wear a loose-fitting shirt and pants, again so we can perform a thorough examination
Treatment sessions typically last 45 to 60 minutes per visit.
This is highly variable. It depends on the nature and severity of your impairments, your past medical history, etc. However, at Bentz Physical Therapy we provide patients with knowledge, tools and confidence to get better faster independently.
Yes. Patients have the right to go to any physical therapy clinic they choose.
Who is better to see, a PT that works for a physician or a PT that owns a private practice? We leave it up to you to draw your own conclusions but here are some facts. The studies indicate there were more treatments (visits per patient were 39% to 45% higher in physician owned clinics) and the cost was greater for those patients that attended a physician owned physical therapy practice (both gross and net revenue per patient were 30% to 40% higher)1.
Another study indicated that licensed and non-licensed therapy providers spent less time with each patient in physician owned clinics and physical therapy assistants were substituted for physical therapists.2
Another older study concluded that “Therapists who had treated patients through direct access were significantly more likely to believe that direct access had benefited them professionally and benefited their patients than were therapists who had not practiced through direct access.”3
We believe that we can provide you with the highest quality of care available and do it in a cost-effective manner.4 You will work closely with your physical therapist and in most instances, your case will be managed by the same physical therapist from the beginning to the end of your experience with us.
Yes. Currently in the state of Texas you can see a physical therapist without having a referral for a limited period of time. Please contact us for more information about Direct Access.
In most cases, health insurance will cover some or all of your treatment. Many insurances require that you pay a co-pay or a deductible.
Click on our insurance link for a summary of insurances we accept and make sure you talk to our receptionist so we can help clarify your insurance coverage.
We accept cash, check, debit, and credit cards.
Payment programs can be set up for those that need assistance.
You will be evaluated by one of our licensed and highly trained physical therapists and he/she will also treat you during subsequent visits. Unlike some clinics, where you see someone different each visit, we feel it is very important to develop a one-on-one relationship with you to maintain continuity of care. Since only one physical therapist knows your problems best, he/she is the one that will be working closely with you to speed your recovery.
Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. Good communication with your therapist will help minimize any discomfort. We want you on your way to quick pain relief and back to normal activities.