What should I expect on my first visit?
On your first visit, the physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation lasting approximately 45–60 minutes which includes history, postural assessment, neurological screening, and tests and measures to gain a more specific understanding of your condition. Your physical therapist will use the information obtained from your evaluation to formulate a clinical judgment as to your prognosis and appropriate treatment intervention. A rehabilitation program will be developed based upon the problems identified and the individual patient's personal goals.
WHAT TYPES OF INTERVENTIONS MAY I RECEIVE?
The interventions you receive will depend on what the physical therapist finds in the evaluation. Most physical therapy plans of care will include therapeutic exercise and functional training in sport, work, or home related tasks. Other interventions will include manual therapy techniques, orthotics, biomechanical and postural reeducation, ergonomic analysis, and gait analysis. Our intervention programs include coordination among all people involved in your care (other health care professionals, family, friends, caregivers, and others), communication to ensure a good exchange of information, thorough documentation of the care and services provided, and instruction to you and others involved in your care.
HOW LONG WILL MY VISIT LAST?
The initial evaluation will last approximately 45-60 minutes depending upon the complexity of the case. Follow-up appointments typically vary in length, and are dependent upon the type of injury and the level of rehabilitation that is required. Usually the average follow-up appointment will last anywhere from 50-60 minutes and occasionally longer if necessary.
HOW FREQUENTLY WILL I ATTEND PHYSICAL THERAPY?
Most prescriptions and treatment schedules are for 2-3 visits per week, but this will vary based on your condition and physical ability. Treatment plans usually are from 4-8 weeks with periodic re-evaluations and regular follow-up visits with your doctor.
What Insurances do we accept?
We work with a broad range of carriers including:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
Fit Club is proud to work with these carriers on an Out-of-network basis. Working with insurance on an Out-of-network basis allows our team to provide a superior rehab experience for an affordable cost! A doctors referral is not needed for most evaluations, so you can save time and long waits by seeing us directly!
When you schedule your appointment we will gather your insurance information, verify your benefits, and contact you prior to your visit to go over estimated costs.
We accept Medicare In-network! Any questions call our staff now at 646-875-8348
Can i use my HSA or FSA account for services?
Yes you can! Our services are covered by your Health Savings or Flex Spending accounts. We will provide itemized receipts to make sure you are fully reimbursed for you visits with us at Fit Club.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION BEFORE SEEING A PHYSICAL THERAPIST FOR THE FIRST TIME?
No. Direct access to physical therapists without a prescription or referral by a physician is allowed under New York State law. Physical therapists are qualified to be able to evaluate and assess a patient's need for physical therapy, and to refer the patient out to a physician in the event that physical therapy is not warranted due to medical reasons. The physical therapist may treat the patient for 10 visits or for 30 days (whichever comes first), after which the patient must receive a medical prescription in order to continue care.