FAQs

Do you take insurance?

Yes, Smart Body Physical Therapy does accept most insurance plans, including but not limited to, Medicare, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.  Most policies cover physical therapy services when provided by a physical therapist.  You can contact your insurance company to see what coverage you have, or we would be glad to work together with you on this.

How many times do I need to see you?

This will be determined following your initial assessment in which a complete evaluation will be done and a preliminary plan of care developed based on our findings and your goals/needs. You will be closely involved and engaged in your care along with your physical therapist, with ongoing reassessments done session by session to make sure you attain your goals as quickly as possible.

What should I expect when I see you?

On your first visit an assessment will be performed; this will help us gain information as to what is involved in your care, what your functional difficulties and problems are and to establish a preliminary plan of care.  Subsequent visits will involve an on-going assessment of progress and problems and your treatment program modified to always best meet your needs and goals. On each and every visit you can be expected to be treated by the same physical therapist for optimal continuity of care, one-on-one sessions, and in a respectful manner and setting that is comfortable and pleasant.

How are you different than other physical therapists?

We believe that easy, efficient and pleasant movement is fundamental to living a life that is enjoyable and full of vitality.  Rather than simply addressing range of motion, strength, balance and other goals as separate entities, we believe in goals that are functional in nature and in treating the WHOLE person.  This translates to being able to help you do what is important to you. And, we understand and recognize that different people have different goals, so this is where our experience and expertise come into play in being able to help you reach any reasonable goals you present to us.

Do I need a prescription from a doctor to see you?

Ohio is a direct access state and you do not need a referral prior to seeing a physical therapist.  Medicare does require your physician sign a plan of care, which we submit for you. With direct access you have the freedom to choose your own physical therapist, and research has shown seeing a physical therapist at the onset of a problem is of benefit to patients and insurance companies alike as it gets you on the road to recovery quickly.

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Please feel free to contact us directly with any other questions you may have.  We would be happy to answer them!