As of July 1, 2015, the Commonwealth of Virginia allows individuals to seek physical therapy and receive treatment for a 30-calendar-day period without a referral from a physician. After 30 calendar days, a referral from a physician is required to continue physical therapy. If you have a primary care physician or have previously consulted a
Yes, once you have completed your therapy sessions, your therapist will review your continuing home program.
Physical therapists have years of university level training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of joint movement), neurology, and many of the other medical sciences. Our physical therapists have graduated from accredited physical therapy programs and are state licensed. Depending on the university, the physical therapy program is either a masters or doctorate level degree.
Each patient’s diagnosis is different. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by your physical therapist.
Typically, the first session lasts for one hour. Each session after that may be 45-60 minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs, and your therapist will discuss this with you.