What is a Physical Therapist?
Physical Therapists are health care professionals who help individuals who struggle to perform daily functional activities. They assist all ages, from infants to the very elderly. A therapist will perform individual examinations, determine a diagnosis, and develop a plan to incorporate specific treatment methods to assist the person in enhancing their ability to move, reduce pain, prevent disability, and restore function.
Do you accept health insurance?
Yes, we gladly accept all insurance companies. For questions, please contact our office at 218-440-1548
How does Outpatient in the home work?
People who are unable to get out of their home, live within 6 miles of our outpatient clinic, and are not on Home Health services are able to be seen for outpatient services in your home. This program is set up for people who, for a short period of time, are unable to get out of their house. We typically transition these people into outpatient services in our clinic as they improve physically. It is ideal for people receiving a total joint replacement surgery. Please contact our clinic for more information.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Call us at 218-440-1548 anytime. If we are not available, leave a message and we will call you back to schedule an appointment. You can also ask your doctor to send or fax a referral to us and we’ll contact you once we receive the information. Or just stop by our clinic in the Mesabi Mall and our staff will gladly assist you in picking the most convenient time for you.
Do I need a doctor's referral?
No, we can treat you without a physician’s referral. Some insurance companies do require a referral to qualify for their particular insurance plan. It is best to check with your insurance provider to see if a referral is required. We can assist you with contacting your insurance. An option is to pay for therapy services privately, which will not require a physician referral. We have payment options available. Contact us and we’ll help you with every step of the process.
What are your business hours?
Typically, we are open from 7am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. However, our staff is very flexible and willing to assist you in any way we can. Arrangements can be made outside of normal business hours to fit your busy schedule.
How do I pay for therapy?
Your health insurance provider usually covers Physical Therapy services. Several insurance plans have either a deductible or copay. It is best to check with your insurance provider regarding coverage and limitations to rehab services. We also provide several payment options to you, including private pay and credit card payments. Give us a call and we will discuss the best option for you.
What do I need on my first visit?
Please bring your insurance card, medication list, and driver’s license or a valid picture I.D. Also, bring your doctor’s referral if you have received one. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes to your first appointment. If you have a substantial past medical history or a history of therapy in past, bring any records with you as well. We also ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so the registration process can be completed prior to visiting with the therapist.
What will happen on my first visit?
Our staff will assist you in the registration process. You will then go through an examination by one of our trained Physical Therapists. They will ask you a few questions, assess your injury/physical abilities, and develop a plan of care with all of your needs taken into consideration. If more sessions are needed, our staff will assist you in scheduling future appointments. This first visit will last approximately one hour. Follow-up visits are typically 40-50 minutes. Usually, you can expect to be seen 2-3 times per week. However, this will vary for each person and each diagnosis. Our goal is to make you independent in your own rehabilitation program.
How can I get an office/work-site ergonomic assessment completed at my work station?
If Choice Therapy already works onsite at your place of employment, you should be able to ask your supervisor to have us stop by and assess your set-up. If we are not already consulting with your facility, have your supervisor give us a call. We are happy to travel to your place of employment and complete an on-site evaluation complete with recommendations for your office or work station. This is a service that needs your employer’s approval. An office/work site ergonomic assessment is able to be purchased either by your employer or by you personally, if desired.