Great Falls Clinic Physical Therapists are devoted to working with patients to rehabilitate and prevent movement dysfunction or disability caused by illness, injury, or other causes. They will evaluate your condition and develop a customized treatment program to meet your goals.
What To Expect On Your First Visit
Please plan to come 15 minutes before the start of your appointment to complete your new patient paperwork. Your initial appointment will last approximately 45 minutes, so please plan accordingly. We will ask you to explain your specific injury or complaint and actively participate in a Physical Therapy Assessment to determine the nature and cause of your pain or injury. Privacy and your comfort are our number one concern throughout this process. Feel free to ask questions as we explain every step of our process. We will then develop an individualized treatment program to meet your needs and goals. We will schedule subsequent appointments, if needed, at this time. These appointments are usually between 30-40 minutes.
Interactive Treatment Program:
Your Physical Therapist will assist you in achieving your personal health goals through a variety of approaches. This may include the following:
You may actively participate in a prescribed exercise program, specific to your needs and goals. This may also include functional training to promote proper body mechanics, enhance functional movement as well as decreasing the chance of re-injury.
You will receive education regarding your injury and or complaint, as well as education for prevention and ability to progress independently.
Your Physical Therapist may use other interventions such as manual therapy, ultrasound, bracing, and/or the use of electrical stimulation, to enhance healing, improve motion, and reduce pain.
Commonly Asked Questions
Will my physician know how I am doing?
The Great Falls Clinic utilizes a paperless, electronic system. This system allows Great Falls Clinic physicians to easily access all of your physical therapy documentation. If your physician is not with the Great Falls Clinic, we keep the lines of communication open with frequent progress notes to keep them on track with your progress.
Is a referral necessary?
No. A physical therapist at the Great Falls Clinic can evaluate you without a referral. However, your insurance company may require a referral.
Will my insurance cover physical therapy?
Generally, insurance does cover Physical Therapy, but coverage varies with each plan. We recommend contacting your insurance company prior to your first appointment to determine insurance requirements or limitations, such as pre-authorization, choice of providers, or physical therapy caps. You can also contact our billing department with questions or concerns.
The Physical Therapy department is an outpatient hospital department of the Great Falls Clinic Hospital.