Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I need a doctor's prescription for physical therapy?

No, in the state of Georgia you can see your physical therapist for 21 days or eight visits, whichever comes first, prior to receiving a referral from your medical doctor. The exceptions are patients who currently have Medicare, who are required to obtain a physical therapy referral prior to the initiation of physical therapy.

What makes Atlanta PT different?

Our physical therapy program is built on a unique model, offering high quality one-on-one patient care. We see all patients for 50-60 minute sessions which allows us to give patients individualized care, and ultimately helps us get better results that last. Each treatment is delivered by YOUR physical therapist, so that your care is consistent, and your goals are achieved.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

Physical therapy is a covered service through most insurance providers. As a courtesy to our patients, we are happy to verify your benefits for you and bill your insurance at the time of service. We are currently in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare. Even if you do not have either of these providers, your insurance may offer out of network benefits that can be used. Call us today at (770) 989-1405 to work with a patient services specialist to assess your benefits and discuss your options.

Why is Atlanta PT out-of-network with my insurance provider?

Our providers are mostly out-of-network because we found that the current constraints many health insurance companies place on physical therapy do not allow us to provide the quality of care we desire to provide. All of our patients are seen for 50-60 minutes, one-on-one, which may be a different model than what you have seen in traditional physical therapy. Because we see our patients for longer sessions providing individualized care, our patients typically get better faster and do not need to be seen in physical therapy for as long as they may need to be seen elsewhere. For patients with a high deductible or no out-of-network benefits, we do offer a reduced cash-pay rate as an option.

How many times will I have to come?

That varies among people. If you would like to speak with a physical therapist, he or she can likely give you more specific information. The easiest thing to do is to come for an initial evaluation. At that time, your therapist will be able to give you more information on what he/she thinks will be beneficial to you. We strive to partner with our patients to help you get better as quickly as possible.

My doctor gave me a referral for pelvic floor therapy, why can't I just go to my regular therapist?

Our pelvic floor therapists have all received specialized treatment in pelvic floor dysfunction. They are highly trained and will evaluate your muscles, ascertain the cause of your specific symptoms, and determine the best plan of care. You will have one-on-one treatment by YOUR physical therapist every session. Your privacy is of the utmost importance and we have private treatment rooms for your privacy and comfort.