Frequently asked Questions
When should I seek physical therapy?
You should seek treatment from a liscensed phyiscal therapist when you experience joint or muscle pain that affects your daily activities, recreational activities, work and/or lifestyle ….
Why should I seek physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a low cost alternative to expensive medical diagnostic testing (CT scan, MRI, etc…). Also, physical therapy is a non-invasive approach to healing injured body structures.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
Yes. The State of Texas requires a physician referral for Physical Therapy. However, you can be evaluated without receiving any treatment for your condition without a referral.
What do I need to bring to Physical Therapy
You will need bring your physical therapy prescription, any notes or reports from your doctor that will be beneficial to your care. We request you bring x-ray, MRI or other test results from your doctor. If you wear a brace, orthotics or prosthesis, you should bring it also.
What if I tried physical therapy and did not get relief or the result I was seeking?
Although all physical therapists have the same intentions on getting patients better, there are different levels of expertise. Our physical therapists have completed a direct-contact Fellowship program credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association.
What is a Fellowship trained physical therapist?
A fellowship trained physical therapist possesses advanced evaluation and treatment skills after completing 2.5 years of coursework, followed by 440 hours of direct on-site supervision by a mentor. Some institutions offer long distance or internet courses to physical therapists as means to obtain fellowship status. We feel that a direct fellowship trained phyiscal therapist has the superior clinical edge due to the one-on-one mentor supervision that was provided. Would you prefer a surgeon who was trained through long distance courses/internet courses or one who had direct on-site supervision? We choose the latter.
What should I wear to my physical therapy session?
Comfortable clothing that will allow access to the injury site but also preserves your modisty. Comfortable running or walking shoes will be necessary for low back or lower extremity injuries.
What if I am currently in Physical Therapy, can I switch to Catalyst Physical Therapy?
Yes, you can switch your care to Catalyst Physical Therapy. You need to inform the other physical therapy facility that you will be switching, provide Catalyst with your insurance information and schedule an appointment.
Catalyst Physical Therapy accepts most insurance plans. Our staff will contact your insurance carrier to verify benefits and eligibility associated with your plan. We will work with physician office and insurance company to obtain the necessary documentation for billing your insurance company. Patients are responsible for co-pays at the time of service.
Catalyst Physical Therapy is in-Network with:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Tricare For Life
- Tricare Prime
- United Health Care
- ACS (Ancillary Care Services) – members too numerous to list
- Worker’s Compensation (Texas Department of Insurance)
- Texas True ChoiceIf you do not see your insurance company listed, please call Catalyst Physical Therapy and we will be happy verify the network status for your insurance company
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