FAQS for Bethesda Physical Therapy

Question & Answers about a Visit with Bethesda Physical Therapy

Question #1: What do I wear for my appointment? For injuries involving the back or legs, please bring shorts or pants with very loose fitting legs. For injuries involving the neck, shoulder and/or arms, a loose fitting t-shirt usually works best. If you do not have these items or forget them, we have shorts and gowns available for your use.

Question #2: How long will the appointment take? Initial evaluations usually run between 60 and 90 minutes with follow up visits usually lasting one hour.

Question #3: What information should I bring? At your first visit, we will need your driver’s license or photo ID, and insurance card. Your private insurance plan may also require you to bring a prescription or referral from your primary care physician. If you have Medicare coverage, you will need a prescription from your primary care physician, dated within 30 days of your first visit to Bethesda Physical Therapy.

Question #4: Will I receive exercises to perform at home? Depending on your injury and your response to therapy, it is likely you will receive follow-up exercises to perform at home. For the most part, we find that the patients who are diligent about performing their at-home exercises or stretches, retain the most gains from their time in therapy. If recommended for your treatment plan, our therapist will clearly explain and outline any follow-up exercises for you to practice at home.

Question #5: What is involved regarding payment? We strongly urge you to verify your benefits before your visit. All co-pays are due at the time of service. Patients with deductibles and co-insurances will be billed monthly. All outstanding balances are due within 30 days from the date that you receive the invoice. We accept MC, VISA, and personal checks.