Will my insurance cover my physical therapy treatment?
We are IN-NETWORK (Preferred) PROVIDERS with most insurance plans in the Washington, DC metro region. As a courtesy to all of our patients, we verify your coverage & benefits prior to your Initial Evaluation. Please complete the downloadable forms from this website & return them via fax or e-mail prior to your appointment, so we may provide this information for you. We are Preferred Providers with:
- AETNA – all plans
- Access One Consumer Health
- ANTHEM BCBS
- BCBS – Federal Plan
- CareFirst BCBS – all plans
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Compass Rose Health Plan
- Definity Health Plan
- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
- Govt’ Employee Health Assoc (GEHA)
- Golden Rule
- Great West
- HealthKeeper’s Inc.
- HealthNet Federal Services (HNFS)
- MEDICARE – PART B
- National Assoc. of Letter Carriers (NALC)
- OneNet PPO
- Optimum Choice Health Plans
- OPTUM Healthcare
- Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS & PHCS Savility)
- Stratose Health
- Student Resources Health Plan
- United HealthCare – all plans
- United Medical Resources (UMR)
We also accept WORKERS COMPENSATION Insurance, including:Department of Labor
- Align Network
- Coventry WC
- Traveler’s Insurance
- Universal SmartComp
AUTO INSURANCE : We also accept Auto Insurance cases, as long as the insurance company agrees to pay Physical Therapy claims as your treatment is received. We DO NOT accept auto cases in which reimbursement will be rendered after the auto case is “settled”, for this could take several years to receive payment. If an Auto Insurance will not pay for rendered services as the patient receives PT treatment, the patient is responsible for payment at the time of service, and we will gladly submit electronic claims to the insurance for your reimbursement. Please provide your claim number & adjuster information when you schedule your Initial Evaluation.
Do I need a prescription from my Doctor for physical therapy?
In the State of Virginia, you DO NOT need a prescription to be seen directly by a physical therapist. The new direct access law for physical therapy (§ 54.1-3482) was approved in 2007. Source Physical Therapy & Wellness is proud to be a certified Direct Access physical therapy provider.
HOWEVER, some insurance companies may not pay for physical therapy services unless a prescription from your medical provider is obtained. Therefore, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you obtain a prescription prior to beginning PT, or you may be financially responsible for the services. Most HMO plans require a Referral Form from your Primary Care Physician, which must be obtained prior to beginning physical therapy.
How do I schedule an appointment for physical therapy?
– Call our cheerful receptionists at 703.527.1700 Monday – Friday between 9:00am – 5:00pm
How long will each session last?
INITIAL PT EVALUATION = 1 HOUR
Follow Up Visits = 45-60 minutes
For consistency of care, we ensure that each visit you receive is delivered by the same Physical Therapist that performed your Initial Evaluation. We perform PT treatment on a 1-to-1 basis.
What should I expect at my first visit?
Your Initial Evaluation will consist of an interview (Subjective history) with your Physical Therapist to gain an understanding of your condition, a series of tests and measurements (Objective data) to identify limitations, and the formulation of an assessment/diagnosis. The plan of care will be discussed and physical therapy treatment will be initiated. We provide & review your initial home exercise program (HEP) as well during the first session.
Will I need to fill out a lot of paperwork and submit to my insurance myself?
As a courtesy to all of our patients, we verify insurance coverage & benefits prior to your Initial Evaluation and submit insurance claims electronically, on your behalf.
What should I wear to my physical therapy session?
Relaxed loose fitting clothing that you feel comfortable wearing, is appropriate for most conditions. For lower body injuries, shorts or loose sweat pants provide access for tests & measurements. For upper body or neck injuries, a tank top of loose fitting t-shirt is helpful.
How can a physical therapist help me?
A physical therapist can help you restore and improve your motion to achieve
long-term quality of life, in many cases without surgery or prescription medication. For additional information, please visit www.moveforwardpt.com for information about how physical therapy can bring motion to your life.
How do I choose the right physical therapist for me?
At Source Physical Therapy & Wellness, we believe it is imperative for you to be comfortable and confident with your physical therapy provider. We extend a Complimentary Consultation to all individuals interested in seeing our state of the art facility and speaking with a Doctor of Physical Therapy prior to the initiation of treatment. This helps determine if our practice is a good fit for you and your specific situation.
What can I expect from a physical therapist?
Your physical therapist will examine you and develop a plan of care using a variety of treatment techniques that can help you move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Your physical therapist can also help prevent loss of mobility and motion by developing a fitness- and wellness-oriented program tailored to your specific needs.
How do physical therapy patients benefit?
A physical therapist can improve your quality of life by helping you move freely
again and can even help you prevent an injury altogether. Because physical
therapists receive specialized education in a variety of sciences – physics, human anatomy, kinesiology (human movement), to name a few– they understand how the body works and how to get you moving again. They know how to manage all four of the body’s major systems – musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/ pulmonary, and integumentary (skin) – to restore and improve motion.