As many of you may be aware, there is an emerging public health threat related to the COVID-19, additionally, it is also flu and respiratory disease season. We are taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of these viruses and encouraging everyone to take actions to stay healthy.
More information about the coronavirus can be found on the CDC’s website. If you have any questions or would like to speak with us directly, please don’t hesitate to call any of our locations.
For your convenience, you can download the patient forms and complete them prior to your first visit. Then, bring the forms with you when you come in for your appointment. If you choose to fill out the patient form packet at our office, please arrive 10-15 minutes before your appointment to allow enough time to get them completed.
During your first visit you can expect the following:
The therapist will then formulate a list of problems you are having, and how to treat those problems. A plan is subsequently developed with the patient’s input. This includes how many times you should see the therapist per week, how many weeks you will need therapy, home programs, patient education, short-term/long-term goals, and what is expected after discharge from therapy. This plan is created with input from you, your therapist, and your doctor.
Make sure you bring your physical therapy referral (provided to you by your doctor) and your payment information. If your insurance is covering the cost of physical therapy, bring your insurance card. If you are covered by Workers’ Compensation, bring your claim number and your case manager’s contact information. If you are covered by auto insurance or an attorney lien, make sure you bring this information.
Treatment sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes per visit.
This is highly variable. You may need one visit or you may need months of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, etc. You will be re-evaluated on a monthly basis and when you see your doctor, we will provide you with a progress report with our recommendations.
In most cases, health insurance will cover your treatment. See below for a summary of insurances we accept and make sure you talk to our receptionist so we can help you clarify your insurance coverage.
New Braunfels Sports and Spine Physical Therapy is an in-network, preferred provider for most major insurances and Medicare. We also accept Worker’s Compensation and personal injury claims. As a courtesy to our patients, we also verify insurance benefits and file insurance claims promptly on their behalf.
Insurances we are accept:
Allied benefit systems
Cigna American Specialty insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Anthem
Care improvement Plus
Freedom Life ins
Mutual of Omaha
Tricare for Life
WC Align network
WC Claims Management
WC Gallagher Basset
WC Liberty Mutual
WC Texas Mutual
WC York Risk
For many patients, one of the primary objectives is pain relief. This is frequently accomplished with hands-on techniques, modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and/or heat or cold therapy. Movement often provides pain relief as well. Your physical therapist will provide you with the appropriate exercises not only for pain relief but to recover range of motion, strength, and endurance. In some cases, physical therapy techniques can be painful. For example, recovering knee range of motion after total knee replacement or shoulder range of motion after shoulder surgery may be painful. Your physical therapist will utilize a variety of techniques to help maximize your treatment goals. It is important that you communicate the intensity, frequency, and duration of pain to your therapist. Without this information, it is difficult for the therapist to adjust your treatment plan.