What do I wear to PT?

  • Wear something comfortable; ie: T-shirt or tank top to expose the arm, sweatpants, workout pants or shorts to expose the knee and tennis shoes. You must wear CLOSED toed, laced shoes when using the gym facility.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

  • ​Prescription or doctors orders

  • Any pertinent information; ie: X-Rays, MRI results, surgical reports, etc.

  • Insurance Card(s)
  • Authorization if your insurance requires one
  • SWPT paperwork; Patient registration form, financial policy, health questionnaire 

What should I expect on my first visit?

  • ​After you check in with the front desk, you will be escorted to a private treatment room for your initial evaluation from a licensed PT. From there the therapist will go over your health history, medications, pain scale and range of motion. From that information your therapist will determine an individualized plan of care for you. You will receive treatment for your condition on your first visit in addition to the initial evaluation.

How long will my session be?

  • Plan on being at therapy for 45 minutes to an hour each visit.

How often will I be coming to PT?

  • Depending on what your doctor orders or what the therapist feels appropriate you will be attending PT from 1-3 x week. 

Does insurance cover my treatment?

  • It depends on what kind of insurance you have and if we are contracted with your insurance company. Please see the list of insurance companies we have contracts with here. If you do not see your insurance company listed please call our office for more information.

What kind of programs do you offer once I'm better?

  • Once you are discharged from PT you can continue your exercise program at home, at the Island Athletic Club or a different gym on the island if you choose to join. We will work with the personal trainer of your choice if you so decide.

Do I need a prescription or doctor's order from my doctor?

  • Yes - Most insurance plans require a prescription or doctor's orders in order to cover physical or occupational therapy. 
  • There are some insurance companies that don't require a prescription. Please check with your insurance plan to determine the specific requirements.

South Whidbey Physical Therapy & Sports Clinic