What to Expect On Your First Visit
On your first visit to 4 Oaks Physical Therapy, your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. This evaluation is essential in creating a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.
Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit, to fill out any necessary paperwork. Please bring your referral slip from your medical doctor, medical insurance card and identification. If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear?
We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.
Do I need a physician referral to receive physical therapy?
Maryland is a direct-access state. A physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance company, however, as many health insurance plans require a physician referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer other treatments and services do not require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.
Does your facility accept my insurance?
We participate in the majority of health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.
Does your facility submit claims to my insurance company?
As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.
How long is each visit?
Each visit will last 60 to 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.
How often do I go to treatment?
The number of visits that you will need will be determined after your initial evaluation. Most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.