Do I need a doctor's order or a prescription for physical therapy in Illinois?
No. As of August 16, 2018, the Illinois Physical Therapy Act allows you to see a licensed physical therapist for evaluation and treatment, without a referral or a prescription from a physician. However, your insurance provider may require a prescription. Medicare requires a signed plan of care and a prescription from a physician. Please call our office for additional details 847-247-7200.
Does insurance cover physical therapy?
In most cases, yes. Currently, Praxis is in-network with many Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, select Cigna plans and Medicare. Many of our patients utilize their out-of-network benefits, as well. Please call our office to learn your benefits situation 847-247-7200.
Does insurance cover human performance services?
No. Human performance is billed directly to the patient.
What can I expect on my first visit to Praxis?
You should arrive approximately 15 minutes before your appointment to complete the necessary paperwork. The initial evaluation and subsequent physical therapy will take an hour; follow-up visits are typically 30 minutes, but the time of sessions will be determined by your physical therapist when he or she schedules your follow-up appointment.
What should I bring to my initial visit?
You should bring comfortable workout clothes, including shoes and socks, the prescription from your physician if you have one, your insurance card, and a photo ID.
What is the difference between physical therapy and a physiotherapist?
The terms are basically the same. Outside the USA, a physiotherapist is more commonly used. http://www.apta.org/TermProtection/
What exactly does a physical therapist do?
Our Praxis physical therapists use hands-on manual therapy and exercise therapy to remediate impairments and promote mobility and function. Physical therapists practice physical therapy to improve a patient’s quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention, and patient education. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_therapy
How can I become a physical therapist?
Special education is needed to work as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a post-baccalaureate degree conferred upon successful completion of a doctoral level professional or post-professional education program. A DPT degree requires three additional years of education beyond the typical 4-year college degree. https://www.ipta.org/page/BecomePTPTA