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FAQ

Question #1: How do I get started?
Answer: At Glick Physical Therapy, we've made it very easy for you to get started. When you click on Make an Appointment, you will receive a complete checklist of all you'll need to get started right away. All of the contact information for our office is located here, making it easy for you to get in touch with us. Typically, we can see you within 24 hours of your call, and that call is the first step in getting you back on the road to recovery.
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Question #2: What should I expect on my first visit?
Answer: Upon arrival at our office, you will meet your personal licensed physical therapist who will work with you throughout your entire recovery process. You will be asked to fill out some basic paperwork (don't forget to bring in your prescription for physical therapy and any written information -- operative reports, X-ray and/or MRI results -- you have about your injury). The physical therapist will then ask you a series of questions about your past and present medical conditions, before performing a comprehensive evaluation of your muscles, joints, nerves, tendons, and ligaments including range of motion, strength and functional testing. Based on your physician's diagnosis, our prognosis, and your personal goals, an individual treatment plan will be devised. You will receive treatment and home exercises on your first visit. Future appointments will also be scheduled.
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Question #3: What types of treatments do you perform?
Answer: We perform various types of treatments, and will customize a program combining the best treatments geared toward your particular injury. The types of treatments we do include soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, electrical stimulation, stretching, therapeutic exercises, ice, and instruction in your home exercise program. The treatment program will vary based on your injury, and will be performed in a gym setting using a variety of athletic and rehabilitation equipment.
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Question #4: How often will I need to attend physical therapy?
Answer: Most patients are treated two to three times per week. The total duration of physical therapy will depend on the severity of your injury. The more committed you are to your recovery (meaning, you regularly attend your PT sessions), the more likely
you are to recover faster. We try to set up permanent appointment times for you to help make scheduling consistent, and we offer early morning and evening appointments in order to enable you to fit PT into your busy schedule.
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Question #5: How long will each appointment take?
Answer: Each visit is approximately 45 minutes in duration. During each visit, you will spend time with your physical therapist receiving manual treatment (deep tissue massage, joint mobilization, electric stimulation or other forms of specialized treatment for your injury), and working on strengthening the injured area via specific exercises and stretches.
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Question #6: Is there anything I can do at home to help speed the recovery process along?
Answer: Absolutely. We will customize a home treatment program comprised of advice on how to reduce your pain, exercises and stretches--for you so that you can continue your rehabilitation process in between physical therapy sessions. It is essential that you follow the instructions and perform the home exercises regularly to control your symptoms and speed up recovery.
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Question #7: Do you know my doctor?
Answer: We are always in close communication with your doctor through frequent progress letters and phone calls. We both share the same goal of helping you
recover as quickly as possible, thus, work as a team to make sure that this happens.
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Question #8: How much will each visit cost me?
Answer: Glick Physical Therapy performs all of its own billing. We try to to minimize your out-of-pocket expense and ensure your health insurance covers as much of your physical therapy treatments as possible. We take care of health insurance verification and worker's compensation authorization. Your out-of-pocket expense will vary depending on your insurance policy. Prescribed physical therapy is typically covered at least partially by most insurance companies. Depending on your insurance policy, you may or may not have a co-payment for each visit. Most of our patients have between a $0 -$20 copay per office visit.
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Question #9: What type of insurances do you accept?
Answer: We accept most major insurances, Medicare, no fault and worker's compensation. If we are not listed in your insurance company's provider book, it does not mean we do not accept your insurance. Please call us to find out whether you are eligible for coverage, and if so, what your co-payment and/or deductible will be. Simply call and ask about your insurance benefits.
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Question #10: What makes you different from all of the other physical therapists on Long Island?
Answer: There are a lot of reasons why you should choose Glick Physical Therapy. Jamie and Alisa treat each and every patient on an individual basis. Each patient gets personalized attention on every visit from a licensed physical therapist, and all patients are educated fully about their injury and their customized treatment program prior to starting it.
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Question #11: What should I expect for my first visit?
Here is a handy checklist of things to know before you go:

  • Bring your medical doctor's prescription for physical therapy if your insurance company requires one (Medicare, Oxford, Empire New York State, HIP referral).
  • Be sure to wear comfortable workout clothes, as well as tennis or athletic shoes. It is best to wear loose-fitting clothes that will enable us to examine, touch and treat the injured area. Bring shorts if you have a leg injury, a tank top if you have a neck or arm injury.
  • Prepare to spend a full hour with us. We will be performing a comprehensive evaluation, and you will receive treatment and home exercises on your first visit.
  • Bring your calendar so that we can schedule future visits.
  • Prepare to pay your co-pay either by check or cash payments.

We will be spending a lot of time together throughout the course of your rehab, and our primary goal is to ease your pain; mental and physical. We are experts in the field of physical therapy. As you get to know us, you will also begin to trust us. We want you to look forward to visiting us, as we have your health and best interest at heart. Let's get started!

When looking for a physical therapy facility for yourself or family member, ask:

  • Will I see the same therapist each time I come for treatment?
  • How many appointments per hour do you make?
  • Will I be seen by an aide, tech or athletic trainer for any part of my treatment? (In New York State it is illegal to be treated by any of these support staff.)

Remember, you have the freedom to go to any physical therapy office you'd like. It's your body...pick the best!
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