- Cancelling an Appointment
- Insurance Policies
- Location of Physical Therapy
- Payment Policies
- Physician Referrals
- What to Expect
Physical therapists are highly trained health care professionals who examine, diagnose, treat and prevent conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily activities. Physical therapists use a comprehensive treatment program that may include modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis or traction, manual techniques which includes hands-on treatment for mobilization, positioning or stabilization and therapeutic exercises for range of motion, strengthening or stretching.
You will receive an initial evaluation by a licensed physical therapist to determine your level of function and what movements or positions reproduce your symptoms. The physical therapist will design a program tailored to your specific needs to help you reach your goals of returning to an active lifestyle.
You are free to choose whatever physical therapy provider you wish.
In West Virginia, you are allowed to see a physical therapist without a physician referral. Although direct access to physical therapy is available, many insurance companies require a referral for payment of physical therapy services. It is best if you check with your insurance to determine whether or not you are required to have a referral for coverage.