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Do I need a physical Therapy prescription?

Medicare patients require a prescription from your MD before the initial evaluation. This can easily be done by making a quick phone call to your doctor. You can also have a doctor fill out our Physical Therapy prescription form.

Do I have to pay for at-home therapy? What insurance companies are you providers for?

GO Physical Therapy and Wellness accepts some private insurance plans, Medicare Part B, and private pay. Most of our senior patients are covered by Medicare. Secondary insurances such as Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Well-Choice, AARP, and United will cover the copayment. Call us today and we will verify your insurance within minutes.

Where do I need to live to receive rehabilitation at home?

Whether you live in a house, apartment, assisted living facility, independent living facility or a nursing home, we will come to you! Currently we service all of Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, New York City and Westchester.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cannot keep your appointment, please call us as soon as possible. We realize that sometimes emergencies come up and your plans may change. When you call, we will help you reschedule your appointment. Giving us as much notice as possible helps us to better serve you and our other clients. Frequently missing appointments delays your recovery and can turn a simple injury into a chronic problem.

What specialized in-home physical therapy services do you offer?

Balance and Fall Prevention – Our physical therapists can help prevent falls with evaluation and development of individualized treatment plans including exercises to improve strength, mobility, and balance!

Pain Relief – After a thorough history and evaluation, we will initiate a treatment strategy that will feature the latest and best manual therapy and pain management techniques.

Strength and Conditioning – Each therapist will provide exercises that are individualized for your needs. These “therapeutic exercises” will begin to strengthen the areas of your body that are specifically weak so that you can perform everyday functional tasks such as walking, stair climbing, transferring and improving balancing.

Alzheimer’s / Dementia – Our goal is to maintain the highest quality of life that a person can have in any stage of Alzheimer’s disease. GOPTW is pleased to be the on-site provider of physical therapy for the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation.

What do I need to have ready before my first appointment?

After we verify your insurance we can then schedule your first appointment. We will need a prescription for physical therapy from your doctor that is current (within the last month). It is recommended that all paperwork be filled out prior to the first appointment to save time. Paperwork is available online.
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How do I pay for in-home physical therapy? What insurance companies are you providers for?

GO Physical Therapy and Wellness accepts some private insurance plans, Medicare Part B, and private pay. Most of our senior patients are covered by Medicare. Secondary insurances such as Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Well-Choice, AARP, and United will cover the copayment. Call us today and we will verify your insurance within minutes.

How long will treatments last and how often should I have them?

This very much depends on what is specified in the referring doctor’s prescription regarding duration and frequency of treatment. Other factors include the acuteness of the condition and how quickly your overall function is improving.

Is home therapy as effective as going to an outpatient clinic?

It absolutely is, with the right individualized treatment plan. Working with your physician, podiatrist and/or nurse practitioner, our therapists are particularly creative in their approach. A viable treatment plan will be assigned for each patient that will be carefully assessed by GO PT and your doctors.

What types of equipment do you bring with you?

Our physical therapists bring resistive bands, cuff weights, massage cream, blood pressure cuff, home exercise sheets, electric stimulation portable unit (if necessary), goniometer, tape measure and—most importantly—our professional knowledge and hands. In addition, we order assistive devices as needed from local medical supply vendors.