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FAQs


How long will my first appointment be?

Your first appointment will take approximately 1 hour and will include a thorough history and assessment of your condition, including a comprehensive evaluation by a skilled physical therapist. You will receive a diagnosis based upon our findings, goal setting opportunities and a plan for success that includes a prognosis for the resolution of your current condition.


What should I wear to my first appointment?

Please bring comfortable loose fitting clothing such as T-shirt/tank top and shorts. This will allow the therapist to evaluate the affected area thoroughly. If you are exercising, please bring athletic/running shoes. 


What should I bring to my first appointment?

Please bring your physician referral, insurance card(s), list of prescriptions and any X-ray and/or MRI reports that have been performed. Other considerations that may be helpful are: exercise shoes/equipment, rackets, cleats, etc.


Do I always see the same therapist?

Yes. At PT@acac, you will always see the same therapist, except for special circumstances such as scheduling difficulties or special diagnoses.


How long will each session last?

Follow up treatment sessions can vary in treatment duration depending on the diagnosis and treatment plan you and your therapist agree upon. Generally, each session lasts approximately 60 minutes that will include reassessments, treatment and home program instructions.


How often will I come to physical therapy?

The frequency and duration of your sessions will be determined by your therapist based on your diagnosis and evaluation. Your therapist will provide you the necessary amount of treatment for optimal results. Generally speaking, optimal therapeutic results occur at a frequency of 2-3 times per week initially, decreasing to 1 x week as an injury heals. Please feel free to discuss your plan of care, including how often you are treated, with your therapist at any time.


Do I need a Doctor’s Referral?

 The state of Virginia is a Direct Access state which means you can come to physical therapy without a prescription unless your insurance requires a physician referral.  If Medicare is your primary insurance you must have a referral.  If your physician refers you to physical therapy we ask that you bring your referral.


Important Tips

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to check in.
  • Bring all insurance information, physician referrals, list of medication (including dosages), etc.
  • Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing
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