What is a Physical Therapist?
A Physical Therapist is a specialist trained to work with a patient to restore their activity, strength, and motion following an injury or surgery. Physical therapy (PT) can teach patients specific exercises, stretches, and techniques, and use specialized equipment to address problems that cannot be managed without PT training.
How can a Physical Therapist help me?
Physical therapy can help anyone who is suffering from musculoskeletal injuries, recovering from surgeries or other difficulties such as balance/walking problems, or neurological problems such as stroke and acquired brain injuries. Even people recovering from non-orthopedic surgeries (internal problems, cancer) can benefit from PT by regaining strength and endurance.
Do I need a referral?
The state of Montana is a direct access state; meaning a physicians referral (or prescription) is not required for you to receive physical therapy services. Although Montana does not require it, your insurance might require you to have a prescription from your physician for physical therapy for reimbursement purposes. If you are unsure if your insurance requires you to have a physicians referral, give us a call at (406) 756-7878 and we can assist you.
How long will my appointment be?
Your first appointment is your evaluation and it is typically an hour long. We do ask that you arrive 15 minutes early so that you have enough time to fill out your paperwork. The rest of your appointments are typically 40-60 minutes long.
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday-Friday from 6:00am to 7:00pm.
What do I need to wear for my appointment?
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. If a gown or shorts are necessary, we will provide them for you.
If I can’t make a scheduled appointment, what should I do?
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. We request that you give us a call as soon as you know you will be unable to make your appointment so we can reschedule you.
Do you accept my insurance?
We accept all insurances and we are under contract with most.