Do I need a doctor's referral for an appointment?Arkansas is a direct access state, which means you do not need a doctor’s referral for physical therapy. However, some insurance companies do require a physician’s referral for physical therapy. Check with your insurance company to find out whether or not your insurance requires a referral.
How long will it take for my evaluation?First evaluations typically take between 45-60 minutes and follow-up evaluations range from 45-60 minutes depending upon the diagnosis. Your therapist will discuss with you the expectations for your recovery, and will help you to set realistic goals and timelines to complete your recovery.
What forms of payment or insurance do you accept?Premiere Physical Therapy is an in-network provider for most managed health care plans. Please contact us to confirm that we accept your insurance. All out of pocket expenses, including copays, may be paid with cash, check or a major credit card.
Do you need my medical history information?Yes. Before your appointment, please print and complete our Online Patient Information Forms. This will expedite your visit and allow our staff to determine if there are any pre-existing conditions that may prevent you from being able to receive rehabilitation from Premiere Physical Therapy
What should I wear to my therapy session?It is recommended that you wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. Additionally, please bring any braces, splints, or similar equipment that you are using. Please avoid wearing jeans, tight fitting clothes, skirts, dresses, low-cut or revealing clothing.
What do I need to bring to my therapy session?On your first day of therapy, remember to bring a photo ID, your insurance information, any paper referrals, insurance pre-authorization, prescriptions, and any copies of diagnostic tests or procedures.
Does Physical therapy hurt?Physical therapy should not hurt for the majority of diagnoses, but there may be a small amount of muscle soreness 1-2 days following an initial evaluation and the start of an exercise program. We encourage consistent performance of the individual home exercise program and the use of ice for 10-15 minutes post exercise. The patient should stop any activity that creates significant pain and they should call their physical therapist immediately.
Does my Physical Therapist communicate with my doctor?Following the initial evaluation we will send a Plan of Care to your referring physician as well as any updates and pertinent information throughout your therapy. If necessary, the therapist will call your physician with any questions regarding progress or diagnosis.
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CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Whether you suffer from low back or knee pain to balance impairments or arthritis in your hands, we can help. Physical therapy and hand therapy can help to improve the way that you move or use your hands to reduce pain and prevent future injuries. Oftentimes, physicians will prescribe physical therapy or hand therapy for an orthopedic condition or injury first as a non-invasive alternative to surgery. Our therapists are highly qualified and trained in manual, orthopedic, and hand therapies. We treat almost any ailment, condition, or injury you may have that is causing pain and discomfort including, but not limited to:
Abnormal Gait Patterns
Achilles Tendon Injuries (Tendinopathy)
ACL Tear (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)
Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulders)
Bengin Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Degenerative Disk Disease
Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
Hip and Back Pain
Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement)
ITBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome)
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow)
LCL Sprain (Lateral Collateral Ligament)
Low Back Pain
Lower Extremity Stress Fractures
MCL Injury (Medial Collateral Ligament)
Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder (MDI)
PCL Injury (Posterior Cruciate Ligament)
Pes Anserine Bursitis
PFPS (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)
Pre & Post Partum Pain
Repetitive motion injuries
Rotator cuff injuries
Rotator cuff Tendinitis
Snapping Hip Syndrome
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
Total hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)
Total Knee Replacement
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury