Who uses physical therapy?
Why would I choose G2 Sports & Physical Therapy over other physical therapy clinics?
Do I need to see my doctor before starting physical therapy?
Do you accept insurance?
What should I bring to my first physical therapy visit?
What should I wear?
How long will my visit last?
How long will I need physical therapy?
Will you be in contact with my physician?
What will I be expected to do in physical therapy?
Those who benefit most from physical therapy are individuals who have sustained a physical injury, have restricted motion, or have pain with activity. If you have had or are planning on having orthopedic surgery, we will help you progress according to your post-operative protocol and reach your full rehabilitation potential. We also help patients recover from chronically painful conditions and improve posture and body mechanics.
G2 Sports & Physical Therapy stands out from the competition with a free injury screening, one-on-one consultation, and personalized treatment. Our therapists have a broad base of experience and provide personalized attention that will speed your recovery.
No, you do not need to see a doctor prior to seeing a physical therapist in Washington State. Washington is a direct access state for physical therapy, where you can legally see the physical therapist without having to see your doctor first. You may need to check with your insurance company to determine if they will cover your physical therapy visit(s) without a doctor’s prescription/referral. Most insurance companies in Washington do cover physical therapy sessions without a doctor’s prescription.
G2 Sports & Physical Therapy accepts insurance and will file claims on your behalf. Please check our network participation list to confirm that we are in your insurance network. We are also happy to file claims with your insurance, even if we do not participate with your network. Please call (425) 836-8444 if you have any questions or would like us to verify your benefits in advance of your first visit.
Your registration paperwork can be printed off our website or can be emailed to you prior to your physical therapy visit. Please complete the paperwork in advance of your visit and bring it with you. If you elect to complete paperwork on the day of your first visit, please arrive 15 minutes early to avoid infringing upon your appointment time.
In addition you will also need to bring:
- Your physician’s referral or written diagnosis if required by your insurance carrier
- Photo identification
- Your insurance card if you are planning to bill insurance for your visits
We highly recommend you bring comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing or athletic wear to your appointment because you will be stretching and working on restorative movements with our physical therapist. Your clothes should also allow us to evaluate your area of injury, so please dress accordingly. For example, if you have a knee injury, please bring shorts, or if you have a shoulder injury, please wear a tank-top or loose fitting T-shirt. As for footwear, we suggest comfortable, closed-toe shoes, preferably sneakers. If you have any questions, please contact us prior to your first appointment.
The initial visit takes a little longer than subsequent visits due to the paperwork that you need to fill out, in addition to the completion of the assessment process. Expect this to take about 60 minutes. Follow-up appointments are usually an hour, plus or minus 15 minutes depending on your condition. If you have a specific time constraint, please let us know before your appointment and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Your physical therapist will estimate on your first visit the frequency and duration of visits that you will need. This is based partially on your goals, the level of function you want to achieve, the severity of your condition, precautions, post-operative protocols, and any other complicating factors. Your physical therapist will typically re-evaluate your progress after 30 days and will let you know how close you are to reaching your goals. On average, patients attend physical therapy 2-3 days per week for 10-12 visits. Typically, if your problem has begun recently, you may expect improvement in your condition more quickly. Chronic conditions may be more complicated and your physical therapy may progress more slowly.
Our physical therapists are in frequent communication with your physician. We will forward our evaluation results and impressions following your first visit and re-evaluate your condition approximately once per month. Your physician will be advised of your progress on a monthly basis. In addition, please advise us if you have a follow up appointment scheduled with your physician so that we may prepare a report in advance of your appointment.
Patient participation is crucial to your progress. The more information you are able to provide your therapist regarding activities that aggravate and relieve your symptoms, the more he or she will be able to assist you in addressing underlying problems that may be contributing. Patients typically will be expected to perform home exercises and stretches, commit to a healthy level of activity to improve endurance and activity tolerance and follow postural recommendations. However, your therapist is a professional problem-solver and committed to assisting you at every stage of the process to ensure your success.