Do I need a prescription?
Do I need a prescription/referral? Texas is one of the few states left that still requires a prescription from a physician to receive Physical Therapy treatment. A Physical Therapist may evaluate an individual without this prescription but in order to begin any treatment, the prescription must be obtained. It is important to remember that if you are under the care of a physician and require Physical Therapy, you have the freedom to choose which physical therapy clinic to receive your treatment. Our Physical Therapists are highly trained health care professionals and are well qualified to evaluate a patient's condition, assess his or her physical therapy needs and, if appropriate, safely and effectively treat the patient. Physical Therapists recognize when it is appropriate to refer patients to other health care professionals for consultation if needed.
Do you accept my insurance?
Curnyn Physical Therapy is contracted with most major insurance networks and carriers (some are still listed as Sportcare Physical Therapy). Please see our list for current accepted insurance networks and carriers. If you do not see your insurance carrier listed, please call our office to confirm. Our front office staff is more than happy to verify your outpatient physical therapy benefits through your insurance carrier prior to scheduling so you are aware of number of visits allowed, copay or co-insurance and/or limitations within your policy.
What should I expect during physical therapy?
Your physical therapist will review your medical history and perform a comprehensive physical evaluation on your first visit. Please be prepared to discuss your needs and any pain, lack of mobility or function that your currently have. Please wear appropriate clothing (ex: t-shirt, shorts, sports-bra, etc.) Your therapist will then discuss with you their findings and suggested treatment plan. You will also develop goals for physical therapy together. Please allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours for your first visit for evaluation and treatment.
What if I don't have insurance or I have a high deductible?
We have affordable payment options for those patients who are uninsured or have high deductible plans. We accept payments by cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. We also accept CareCredit for payment. If you have any questions about CareCredit, please contact our office or visit their webpage.
Do I need to bring my X-rays or MRI films?
Please bring any interpretation reports from when your X-ray or MRI was read by a physician. You do not need to bring the films. Since X-rays and MRI's do not reveal everything your Physical therapist needs to know in order to properly treat you, he or she will focus on taking your medical history, conducting a systems review, and performing physical tests and measures which identify potential and existing problems.
Should I wait until I have an MRI before coming to therapy?
If you have already had X-rays or an MRI it is helpful to be able to review that information in addition to the findings during your physical evaluation. However, the physical evaluation will provide the Physical therapist with much more information than the diagnostic studies. Due to the cost of diagnostic procedures, many physicians and insurance companies are recommending a course of physical therapy prior to recommending them in an effort to more quickly provide patients with faster relief from symptoms.