What can I expect during my first physical therapy visit?
You can expect to spend one hour with Anne during your initial visit. This time will be spent reviewing your health history and goals for treatment, as well as learning about your condition and how physical therapy can help.
A physical assessment will also be completed, which will involve assessing flexibility and strength of involved muscles.
In the case of pelvic floor dysfunction, an internal muscle examination may be recommended. While it is not necessary, the internal assessment is a very small, but important piece of the initial consultation.
How often can I expect to be seen?
Treatment plans are individualized based on the initial evaluation findings and compliance with recommended home programs. In general, you can expect 4-6 follow up visits spread out over 8-12 weeks. Typically, patients are seen once per week for a week or two, then visits are spread out every several weeks as appropriate. Follow-up visits last 45-60 minutes.
Do I need a physician referral?
Delaware is a direct access state – treatment can be provided for up to 30 days; after that time, a physician must be consulted.
Due to the sensitive nature of pelvic floor dysfunction, it is recommended that patients seeking treatment have a referral by their second visit.
Is treatment covered by insurance?
Physical Therapy for Women is a fee-for-service practice so that it can remain committed to focused patient care. Patients pay via check, cash, or credit card at the time of service and are then issued a receipt that may be submitted to their insurance company for direct reimbursement.
Reimbursement amounts vary depending on your insurance plan. It is recommended that you call your insurance company prior to your first visit to determine what is covered by your plan. It may be helpful to download the Insurance Benefits Worksheet to assist you in asking the appropriate questions when you call.
How do I register for Fit Moms or MamaBaby Bootcamp class?
Simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (302) 229-5021 to register for class. Then, download the Exercise Class Intake Form and bring it along with you to class. Have the medical clearance form signed during your next regular visit.
The Fit Moms Prenatal Class is appropriate for all fitness levels and may be initiated at any point during your pregnancy.
The MamaBaby Bootcamp Class is also appropriate for all fitness levels and may be initiated after your 6-week postpartum check-up has been completed and you are cleared to exercise.
How do I make an appointment?
To schedule your first appointment with Anne, call (302) 229-5021. If you are not from the local area or scheduling is difficult, Anne may provide a Skype or FaceTime consultation to get started.