Info for Patients

 How long are treatment sessions?

  • Treatment sessions will range from 45-75 minutes, depending on the patient’s condition.

What type of treatment options will be performed?

  • Harbor Physical Therapy offers a variety of treatment options including: manual techniques, soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, neurological re-education, postural re-education, muscle energy techniques, vestibular rehabilitation, cardiovascular training, lumbar stabilization training,  gait training, body mechanics, modalities, and more.

How frequently should I attend physical therapy?

  • Typically patients are seen 2 to 3 times a week at Harbor Physical Therapy; however, it depends on your diagnosis.  For most optimal results, it is best to attend treatment consistently.

What should I wear to therapy?

  • You want to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.  Depending on the injured area, it should be accessible to the physical therapist.  Gowns are provided if needed.

When I feel better, what should I do?

  • You should notify the physical therapist; therefore, the therapist will determine an appropriate discharge time and a further plan of care outside of treatment to maintain the results that you have accomplished.

Do I need a referral for physical therapy?

  • Whether or not you need a referral will depend on your insurance.  Call Harbor Physical Therapy and provide your insurance information so we can determine whether you need a referral.  Macht Medical Group has a doctor on site, if referral is needed.

After I have started physical therapy, when do I contact my referring physician?

  • Sometimes when you receive a prescription for physical therapy, the physician will set up a follow-up visit several weeks into treatment.  If not, our facility will let you know if you need to contact your referring physician for an updated prescription.

What happens if I do not have health insurance?

  • If you do not have health insurance, our facility will discuss paying out-of-pocket options based on your treatment plan.  If you are under legal representation for a personal injury case,  medical bills will be handled through your attorney.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding payment.