FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY?
New York State’s “Direct Access Law” allows you to undergo Physical Therapy for the first 10 visits or 30 days before requiring further medical follow up.
WHAT IS ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY?
The art of Physical Therapy ranges on treating a large variety of patients. From Sports Injuries such as Tennis Elbow and Osteoarthritis, to Neurological Involvement such as a Traumatic Brain Injury or Multiple Sclerosis. Physical Therapy take a multifaceted approach in identifying the problem(s) and outlining a unique yet detailed path to recovery by challenging the many systems that make up the human body.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy centers around treating orthopedic complications and injuries that primarily focuses around the Skeletal-muscular and Neuro-Muscular Systems. This system is made up of Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments, Bones, Nerves and Connective Tissue. Orthopedic Physical Therapy challenges the patient through coordinated exercises and movements aimed at restoring strength, mobility and health.
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MANUAL THERAPY™?
Manual Therapy is a style of Orthopedic Physical Therapy that challenges the many levels of the body through various styles of hands on care. This care includes, but is not limited to; soft tissue manipulation, trigger point release, myofascial release, joint mobilizations/manipulations, traction, resistant/active/active assisted/passive range of movement, spinal mobilizations/manipulations, muscle energy techniques, and active lengthening. These techniques aim to restore the natural alignment of the human body to aid in mobility in the least taxing way.
Functional Manual Therapy™ is a division of Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy that focuses on the tasks we encounter throughout the day; such as walking, negotiating stairs and changing positions. Functional Manual Therapy™ as taught by the renowned Institute of Physical Arts (IPA) is a unique holistic approach used to identify the root cause of orthopedic and neurological disorder in patients using specific guidelines and tests. A variety of techniques are then used to treat and maintain gains made towards alleviating dysfunction(s) that hinder the natural processes of the human body. These techniques include, but are not limited to, applying various degrees of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and prolonged holds to challenge the Motor Learning and Motor Control processes of the Neuro-Muscular System needed for long term relief.
DO YOU TAKE MY INSURANCE? WHAT IS AN OUT OF NETWORK PROVIDER?
Moving Forward Physical Therapy, PC, is an out-of-network facility. This means that if your insurance plan allows you to see a specialist that is outside your network, we are able to see you. We do so in order for us to maximize the care we provide to our patients and guarantee the best results, in the shortest time. Our sessions are one on one and range from 45 to 60 minutes based on the patient’s needs and availability.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE OUT-OF-NETWORK BENEFITS?
If your insurance does not allow for out-of-network participation, or you are a Medicare participant, give us a call and we will try to work with you. Our philosophy is to help, and we take great pride in showing that to our patients.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOR MY FIRST SESSION?
Be prepared to wear loose fitting comfortable clothing, similar to that of going to the gym. Be sure to hydrate prior to the session so as to minimize the possible soreness following our session. The session will be a 60 minute one on one consultation that will be composed of several manual procedures and tests to rule in the root of the diagnosis. Following this, a specific set of exercises and movements will be discussed to help set the path to recovery.