About Physical Therapy at BEST
BEST Physical Therapists employ the latest, proven physical therapy techniques to help speed your recovery. Our PT staff is continually assessing which techniques are providing the best results for our patients. Treatment types range from traditional to more modern and innovative. As each patient’s injury or condition is unique, your BEST Physical Therapist may design a custom strategy that employs a number of these healing techniques. It is important to note that not all techniques are covered by your insurance plan.
New Patient Information
Insurance Information: If you want to use your health insurance plan to cover your physical therapy services, then we would be more than happy to call and verify your benefits. We do accept most PPO insurances including: Cigna, Medicare, Tricare, Blue Shield of California, and Work Comp. We are out-of-network with United, Aetna, and Anthem but will verify your out-of-network benefits and offer you in-network rates. Our cash rates are $120 for the initial examination and $80 for follow-up visits.
Do I need a physicians referral ?
No, you do not need a prescription for Physical Therapy. You can come in an be evaluated by a Doctor of Physical Therapy. If the PT decides you need a consultation by a specialist then a recommendation will be given. Please note: some insurance plans require a prescription from an MD in order to reimburse for care. Medicare, Tricare and some Blue Shield plans require an MD prescription. We would be more than happy to call and verify your insurance plans requirements.
What to expect on my first visit ?
We will go over your insurance benefits prior to the appointment. Payment is collected at the end of the session.
Wear athletic or casual clothing. Something you can move freely in and that can be pulled on to expose the treatment area. Wear or bring sneakers or closed toe footwear.
What is the Evaluation?
At your first visit a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy will evaluate you. The evaluation is a way to get to know you better and the way your body moves. This is a time to learn about the dysfunction you are being seen for. You will have a private conversation with your therapist that will include relevant medical history and your personal goals for recovery. You may be asked to perform specific movements in order for the physical therapist to analyze any limiting patterns (muscle tightness, muscle weakness, joint stiffness, painful movements) and what may be contributing to the problem.
What is my plan of care?
After analyzing the data obtained from your examination, the physical therapist will implement a treatment plan with you. This will include your goals for recovery. This will include education on how what may be contributing to your problem, specific therapeutic exercises, body work if needed, home exercises list, and a time frame of goals. At this time your visit frequency will be discussed. Typically patients are seen 2-3 visits/week for 3-4 weeks. Consistency in therapy is the key to healing and recovery. Most visits last up to 1 hour. There will be options for modalities that reduce pain, muscle tension and edema.
Conditions that we treat at BEST
- Neck and Low Back Pain, Cervical DDD, Lumbar DDD, Sciatica, Bulging or herniated discs
- Post-surgical spine
- Shoulder pain, rotator cuff problems, post-surgical rotator cuff repairs, clavicle fracture
- Elbow pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, cubital tunnel
- Wrist fractures and sprains
- Hip pain, femoral acetabular impingement, labral tears and post-operative labral repair
- Iliotibial band syndrome ( IT Band), piriformis syndrome, gluteal medius tears
- Knee arthritis (OA), patella maltracking, patella tendinitis
- Hamstring strain, hamstring tears
- Sacroiliac pain
- Adductor & Hip Flexor (Groin) strain
- ACL tears and post-operative repairs
- Meniscal tears and post-operative meniscectomy or repair
- Shin splints, peroneal tendonitis, posterior tibial tendonitis, flat feet
- Foot and ankle fractures
- Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis
- Ankle Sprains
- Post-surgical tibia, fibula and ankle
- Hip, Knee, Shoulder & Ankle replacements