FAQs

At Dresher Physical Therapy, our physical therapist is highly educated, licensed health care professional who is dedicated to helping people just like you get results.

  • What is physical therapy?

    Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians. Our physical therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.

    While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, your physical therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

  • Do I need a referral from my doctor?

    In most cases, patients have been seen by a physician and are given a prescription for PT prior to being evaluated at our clinic. There are instances, however, where we can evaluate and treat a patient without a prescription. Please see the Tab titled “Direct Access” for more information.

  • Do you treat…

    As orthopedic physical therapists, we are experts at evaluating and treating a wide variety of conditions. If you have any concerns about your particular condition, please feel free to call us and discuss your issue directly with one of our therapists.

  • How much does each Physical Therapy visit cost?

    This depends on your insurance plan. Most insurance plans require either a copay or coinsurance due by the patient for each visit. Other insurance plans also have an annual deductible which may be due. We can help supply you with this information when we verify your insurance on your 1st visit to our clinic. In cases where patients have no insurance or where their insurance has expired, the cost of each “self-pay” follow-up visit is $85. The charge for an Initial Evaluation is $125.

  • Will I be supervised when I do my exercises?

    Absolutely!! Dresher Physical Therapy prides itself in the level of care we provide to our patients. While we attempt to teach our patients to eventually be able to perform exercises independently on a home program basis, we closely supervise our patient’s technique and form during their therapeutic exercises while in the clinic.

  • Do you have a female physical therapist?

    Yes, Dresher PT has 4 male and 3 female therapists—and we have female Physical Therapists at both of our locations. All of our therapists are licensed, professional, and very experienced.

  • Am I able to complete the initial paperwork online prior to my appointment?

    Yes! Almost all of the initial paperwork can be downloaded from our website. Just print them from home, fill them out, and bring them to your initial evaluation. See the “PATIENT FORMS” section under the YOUR VISIT tab of our website.

  • Is your facility easily accessible for those with walkers, crutches, and wheelchairs?

    Yes! Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with a covered ramp leading into the main entrance as well as easy-to-use automatic doors.

  • Can I change into my exercise clothes when I get to your clinic?

    Yes. We have two locker rooms where you can change and lock up your belongings and valuables if you desire.

  • Should I bring my medical records to my appointment?

    A: Yes. If you have had any X-rays, MRIs or other diagnostic tests performed, a copy of the findings would be helpful so that your therapist can review these. Other important medical history information can be filled out ahead of time. Please see our “PATIENT FORMS” section under the YOUR VISIT tab on our website where you can download and print these forms from home to save you time on your first visit with us!

  • How do I know if physical therapy will help me?

    Working with you and your doctor, we can discuss your options and help determine if physical therapy will be the right choice for you. Contact us today to discuss your current condition and even set up a free consultation if you choose.

  • Can I go to any physical therapy I choose?

    As a patient you have the right to receive physical therapy at any place you choose. At Dresher Physical Therapy, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you need.  We pride ourselves on providing a positive, encouraging environment with well-trained, friendly staff.  We are confident in our ability to help you reach your goals and live a pain-free life.

  • How do I schedule an appointment?

    Our scheduling is easy and we offer a convenient location and appointment times for you. We have morning and evening appointments available to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Call us today or simply fill out the schedule appointment form on this page.

  • What should I bring to my first appointment?

    Please have your prescription and insurance card available when you call. This will allow us to verify your insurance benefits and provide you with an estimate of coverage.

    To bring on your first visit:

    • A prescription (if needed) for physical therapy from your referring physician, ARNP, or PA.
    • Insurance information (we will make a copy of your card).
    • Print out the patient forms, fill them out, and bring them with you.
    • In case of an automobile accident or worker’s compensation claim, also bring any case manager or insurance adjuster contact names, phone numbers, and claim number.
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any remaining paperwork, so you can maximize your time in your evaluation.
    • Please wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your problem areas.
  • Will it hurt?

    Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. Good communication with your therapist will help minimize any discomfort. We want you on your way to quick pain relief and back to normal activities.

  • Does insurance cover my treatment?

    Yes, in most cases it does. Our office will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy. For more information, visit our insurance plan page and please do not hesitate to contact our office. We do offer different payment options for your convenience.

  • What if I don’t have insurance?

    For patients who do not have insurance, we offer self-pay options.

    Self-Pay Physical Therapy

    • Initial Evaluation $125
    • Follow-up visits $85
    • Extended follow-up visits (greater than 90 minutes) $105

    Self Pay Pricing for Pelvic Health Specialty:

    • Initial Evaluation $150
    • Follow-up visits $100
  • What type of payment do you accept?

    We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service. Your insurance benefits will be determined before your second visit, and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary on that date.

  • What do I wear?

    Dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy access for the therapist to examine your problem areas. For treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear.

  • How many sessions will I have?

    Each patient’s diagnosis is different, so together with your referring physician, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by your physical therapist.

  • What types of education/training do your therapists have?

    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. Rest assured, your therapist is well trained to evaluate and treat your condition.

  • Do you offer programs for me once I’m better?

    Yes, once you have completed your therapy sessions, your therapist will review your continuing home program.  We can make arrangements to meet you at your gym to work with you on determining what equipment may be beneficial, and what exercises would be helpful in your continued recovery.