Frequently Asked Questions
+ What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is a conservative form of treatment utilizing therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, manual therapy and modalities to speed up the body’s natural healing process. Click here for more information.
+ Whom/What do you treat?
At Lifestyle Physical Therapy, we can treat almost any patient regardless of age or condition. Please click here for a list of common conditions and impairments, or call us to ask if Physical Therapy is right for you.
+ Do you accept insurance?
Lifestyle accepts most major insurance plans including Medicare. For those patients who do not have the necessary coverage, we offer competitive self-pay rates. Please call us at (212) 302-0141 to have all your insurance questions answered and benefits authorized.
+ Is there exercise involved?
There will likely be some light therapeutic exercise as it is one of the most important aspects of Physical Therapy, but the exercises are isolated, muscle specific, and functional, and they will not take up the entire session. In addition, the type and amount of exercise can vary dramatically based on the patient’s age, condition, and fitness level. At Lifestyle, every patient is treated as a unique individual and thus, their treatment plan is specifically tailored to fit the patient’s needs and comfort level.
+ Do I need a prescription?
It is preferred to have a prescription from your doctor, but it is not necessary. It is important to note that some insurance plans require a prescription to have physical therapy services covered. Please call us at (212) 302-0141 for more information on your specific insurance provider.
+ How long is a typical session?
Please allow 60 minutes for the Initial Evaluation. You should arrive to your first appointment 10-15 minutes early as there will be some paperwork to fill out prior to seeing the therapist. All follow-up appointments will be between 30-60 minutes based on your individual treatment plan.
+ What should I wear?
Please wear or bring loose fitting clothing that allows access to the area of the body that is being treated. Also, rubber soled shoes or sneakers are preferred.
+ How do I get started?
Please call us at 212-302-0141 or click here to schedule an appointment.