A - No. The State of Georgia no longer requires a prescription from a physician. Depending on your insurance, you may still need a referral or prescription. By law, we cannot accept a referral over 30 days old; you may need to contact your physician to get an updated referral. A physical therapy plan of care in Georgia will need to be signed by a physician within 21 days of the initial examination.
A - First evaluations typically take 60 minutes and follow-up evaluations range from 45-60 minutes depending upon the diagnosis and the nature of the problem. Your therapist will discuss with you the expectations for your recovery, and will help you to set realistic goals and timelines to complete your recovery.
A - Rebound Physical Therapy is an in-network provider for most managed health care plans. Please contact us to confirm that we accept your insurance. All out of pocket expenses, including copays, may be paid with cash, check or a major credit card.
A - Yes. Before your appointment please print and complete our Online Patient Information Forms. This will expedite your visit and allow our staff to determine if there are any preconditions that may prevent you from being able to receive rehabilitation from Rebound Physical Therapy.
A - Physical Therapy should not hurt for the majority of diagnoses, but there may be a small amount of muscle soreness 1-2 days following an initial evaluation and the start of an exercise program. We encourage consistent performance of the individual home exercise program and the use of ice or heat for 10-15 minutes post exercise. The patient should stop any activity that creates significant pain and they should call their physical therapist immediately.
A - Following an initial evaluation your therapist will fax a copy of the evaluation to the referring physician. They also fax all pertinent progress notes and discharge summaries. If necessary, the therapist will call your physician with any questions regarding progress or diagnosis. It is expected that a patient inform the physical therapist of all upcoming doctor appointments.
A - Dry Needling is a manual treatment for trigger points and myofascial pain. The Physical Therapist uses a monofilament needle and inserts it into the trigger point or muscle spasm. Dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient's return to active rehabilitation. It is a technique that is well supported with research and widely accepted as modern Western medicine.