What to Expect

Here’s how we run our self-pay physical therapy clinic

If you’ve never been to a self-pay clinic before, here’s what to expect from our services, fees, payment options, and packages.

What happens on the first visit?

Upon scheduling your first visit:

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You'll receive all forms & questionnaires via email to complete.

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Can't fill it out beforehand? Just arrive 15 minutes early to complete.

when you arrive:

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First, we'll do an interview portion where you will be asked about your injury/pain to help us better diagnose you.

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Second, we'll examine you and complete special test if needed such as range of motion, manual muscle testing, joint mobility, palpation, cranial nerve, dermatome and reflex testing.

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Third, you'll be given a full plan of care and home exercise plan to review. We also do mobilizations/manipulations/dry needling on the initial visit if necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why don’t you take insurance?

Oh, let us count the reasons! 

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We don't want your insurance company telling us how we should treat your pain.

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This allows us to treat you in the way you'll recover fastest, and not have to battle your insurance to cover it.

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It also allows us to see more patients for longer and give better care

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Did we mention insurance is a pain to deal with?

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If you choose, you can submit your bills to your own insurance for reimbursement

Do you accept Medicare?

We do not accept patients with Medicare insurance for physical therapy because of the guidelines set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. However, we CAN offer you dry-needling only services and fall prevention classes (Stability Vitality Wellness Program).

What forms of payment do you accept?

Prime Choice Physical Therapy is a self pay clinic that accepts all major credit and debit cards, HSA and FSA as forms of payment.

Our Fees:

All clients including dry-needling patients must schedule an initial evaluation physical therapy appointment before scheduling dry-needling-only appointments. Dry needling will still be performed during the initial appointment. 

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Initial Evaluation & Treatment - $160

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Follow-up Treatment Appointments - $120

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Dry Needling Only Appointments - $80

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Packages are available at time of evaluation for those who require more frequent treatments due to the nature of their diagnosis

Our Services

Therapeutic Exercise/Home Exercise Program

The home exercise program (HEP) is very important, each patient will be given an individualized plan with frequency specified to each person and their injury. Patients’ HEP will be updated periodically throughout the patient’s plan of care, and the client will receive an electronic or printed copy of HEP depending on client preference. Therapeutic exercises can include flexibility, strengthening, and stabilization exercises. Home exercise programs and treatment can also include balance and gait training for improved patient outcomes.

Mobilizations/Manipulations

The physical therapist at Prime Choice Physical Therapy is trained in mobilization and manipulation techniques for the spine and extremities. Joint mobilization involves loosening up a restricted joint and increasing its range of motion by providing gently passive movement to a joint in ways patients cannot move the joint themselves, joint manipulation is a technique to restore the gliding movement of joints that often results in an audible “pop”. Both mobilization and manipulation can result in immediate improvements in pain and range of motion.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling can inhibit the transmission of pain signals in our spinal cord, reduce inflammation and promote the release of the body’s own pain-relieving chemicals. It is a common misconception that dry needling is like acupuncture. Although the tool we use is similar in that it is a very thin needle, the evaluation process, treatment and goals of the technique are very different from acupuncture. Our physical therapist will fully evaluate the function of your neuromuscular system to determine what tissues are contributing to your painful limitations and apply the dry needling techniques to improve healing, decrease pain and increase your ability to perform activities without limitations. https://www.choosept.com/health-centers/dry-needling

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations

This intervention utilizes Stainless steel instruments that allow clinicians to detect and affect scar and fascial restrictions, increase blood flow to the area, cause re-organization of scar tissue, facilitate ligament healing, and reduce increased muscle tone. A trained clinician will use a specially designed tool to help assist with treatment over areas within the muscle, tendon or scar tissue. Patients can expect improvement of function after one to four treatments. Patients with a wide variety of symptoms related to chronic pain, muscle spasm or scar tissue buildup may benefit from IASTM.

Myofascial Cupping

The benefits of cupping include local pain relief and muscle relaxation. Cupping also improves overall health by increasing blood flow to a particular muscle region and releasing myofascial restrictions throughout the body. The results are reduced pain and tension. Cupping is a highly effective treatment when incorporated into a program, that includes manual therapy, massage, and myofascial release techniques. It is quick, effective and pain free option to help reduce
myofascial pain symptoms.