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What insurances are accepted? ↓

Nearly all insurances and plans are accepted including Medicare, Ohio Medicaid, United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, UMR, Cigna, Aetna, Caresource, Molina, and many more. Feel free to call if you have specific questions regarding your insurance.

Can I be seen without a referral from my physician? ↓

In most cases, Yes! State law and PT practice act allow you to be seen by a PT without a referral however some insurance companies still require a referral for payment. Check with your insurance company if you are unsure regarding whether or not they require a physician referral.

Can I pay out of pocket for Physical Therapy services if I do not have insurance? ↓

Yes, Springfield Physical Therapy offers competitive rates and discount packages for those who do not have insurance or just don't want the hassle of dealing with insurance companies.

What can I expect on my first day of Physical Therapy? ↓

You should plan to arrive about 15 minutes early to your first appointment. Wear comfortable clothing that allows access to the area of the body that is being treated. Please bring ID, Insurance card, and referral if applicable. You will fill out some basic information about yourself and your condition. You will then be evaluated by a Physical Therapist and a treatment plan will be established. The first appointment will take approximately one hour. Future visits will not require additional paperwork and are typically 40-60 minutes long.

Can I schedule my appointment online? ↓

You can request appointments online and a member of our staff will contact you to confirm.

How much will Physical Therapy cost me? ↓

Cost per visit varies depending on what services are needed and what your individual insurance plan covers. We will be happy to verify your insurance and give you an estimated cost per visit at your first appointment or you can check with your insurance company prior to arrival. 

What type of Physical Therapy is offered at Springfield Physical Therapy? ↓

Springfield Physical Therapy is an outpatient orthopedic clinic that treats patients with back pain, neck pain, joint pain, post-op care including total joints and ACL reconstruction, sports rehab, balance training, and much more.

What is dry needling? ↓

Dry Needling is defined by the APTA as "A skilled intervention performed by a Physical Therapist that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments." 

What are potential complications of dry needling and what are the benefits? ↓

Some common potential complications include needle insertion pain, muscle soreness, fatigue, and bruising (1-10%). Other complications are very rare (.01-.1%) such as infection and Pneumothorax. Benefits include improved range of motion, decreased pain, and decreased headaches among others.