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  • Do I need a script from my doctor to come to physical therapy?
    No, in the state of New York licensed physical therapists can provide treatment without a script for up to 10 sessions, or 30 days, whichever comes first. This is referred to as Direct Access, which is a state-by-state regulation.
  • Why would I come to you instead of going to an in-network provider?
    In network providers are restricted by insurance guidelines, reimbursement rates, and tedious paperwork. These restrictions I have practiced within for more than 5 years, and have learned the pitfalls of the system, as well as the benefits to both myself and the patient when I’ve had additional one-on-one time. This decision was solidified in my mind recently, when I sought out-of-network care for my daughter. The amount of time spent with us and the attention to all the details of her case was wonderfully different than many in-network treatments I’ve received. By being out-of-network, I have much more freedom to practice how I want to practice, and in ways that I know will provide better outcomes.
  • What can I expect on my first appointment?
    When you schedule an initial evaluation with BNAPT you will receive an email with a link to complete the intake and consent forms prior to arriving to your appointment. Please also bring with you any additional information (imaging results, surgical reports, any doctor notes) pertaining to the reason for your visit. The first session will be an hour appointment, primarily consisting of evaluation and assessment with a doctor of physical therapy skilled in the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular system. The goal here is to identify key factors contributing to your chief complaint, and to work together to set a plan of care to address the dysfunction and return you to an improved level of function.
  • What can I expect on follow up appointments?
    Each follow up appointment will begin with mini re-assessments so that we can tailor the treatment specifically at your needs according to your response to previous treatments and life between sessions. Then various treatment techniques will be implemented to achieve your goals. Most sessions are an hour long, unless other arrangements are made.
  • What should I wear?
    Athletic attire is preferred for treatment sessions. The most important factor in clothing choice is our ability to reach the target tissue for direct manual therapy techniques if needed. The freedom to move is also important for mobility movements and therapeutic exercises.
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