Physical Therapy FAQS

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Can I choose where I want to have therapy?

Yes. We see patients with and without physician referrals.

Do I need a physician referral to receive therapy?

A physician referral is not required to receive physical therapy; however, some insurance plans require a physician referral. We also offer a self-pay option for treatments.

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. Please bring a copy of your insurance card to your first appointment.

Your First Visit:

Your therapist will evaluate your condition and initiate interventions. The first visit should last about one hour.

What do I bring on my first visit?

– Prescription from your referring physician

– Your medical insurance card(s)

– Your driver’s license or another form of identification

– If your therapy is part of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, please bring your claim information or claim number.


Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork if not completed ahead of time.

What do I wear?

We recommend comfortable clothing and shoes.

How long is each visit?

Each therapy appointment will typically last 1 hour. Pediatric visits usually last between 30-45 minutes.

How often will I have physical therapy?

Most patients typically have two therapy sessions each week. We will discuss your specific treatment plan as part of your initial appointment.

Will I experience pain after my visit?

Because of the nature of the physical therapy evaluation, some patients may experience soreness. Your therapy treatment team will advise you on how to manage any soreness.

Do you offer dry needling?

The Sideline does offer dry needling along with other therapeutic interventions.