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FAQs

  • Where can I find a physical therapist?

    At LaFree Physical Therapy, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you deserve.

    As a patient you have the right to receive physical therapy at any place you choose, however, we’d absolutely love it if you decided to have treatment with us in Plymouth, IN! We pride ourselves on providing a warm, positive, encouraging environment with well-trained, friendly staff. We are confident in our ability to help you reach your goals and live a pain-free life.

  • What should I know about physical therapy?

    Physical therapy at LaFree Physical Therapy is a safe, effective, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists in Plymouth, IN are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians. Your physician may even refer you to a physical therapist!

    LaFree Physical Therapy physical therapists are skilled in evaluating your movement patterns to identify the cause of your pain. Their goal with your treatment is to work to eliminate your pain symptoms entirely.

    Since every patient’s condition and pain is unique, the physical therapist’s at LaFree Physical Therapy will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and possibly even specialized equipment to relieve pain quickly, and restore your function to optimum levels.

    At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that the overall goal of your physical therapy treatment is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring. Your therapist will always make sure you leave each appointment in better condition than you arrived in!

  • Do PT treatments hurt?

    Physical therapy is not meant to hurt you, but to relieve your pain. However, it’s imperative to note that as you restore your mobility, there may be times where your pain levels will fluctuate. This is part of the healing and recovery process. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering.

    This is a normal response to therapy treatment. Let your therapist know if you’re uncomfortable for any reason! Good communication with your therapist will help minimize any discomfort. We want you on your way to quick pain relief and back to normal activities.

  • Can I benefit from PT treatments?

    LaFree Physical Therapy will work closely with you and your primary care doctor. We can discuss your options to help determine if physical therapy will be the right choice for you. Call us today to discuss your current condition or click here to request a free screening now.

  • How can I schedule your free screening?

    LaFree Physical Therapy’s scheduling is easy and we offer many different appointment times for our patients. We have morning and evening appointments available to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Call us today or request a free screening. We’re excited to see you!

  • Do you treat my condition at your clinic?

    Physical therapists have years of university level training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of joint movement), neurology, and many of the other medical sciences.

    Our physical therapists at LaFree Physical Therapy in Plymouth, IN have graduated from accredited physical therapy programs and are state licensed. Depending on the university, the physical therapy program is either a masters or doctorate level degree. To make a long story short, you can rest assured that your therapist is well trained to evaluate and treat your specific pain condition.

  • How long will my appointments take?

    Typically, the first session with your physical therapist at LaFree Physical Therapy lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Each session after that may be 45-60 minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs, and your therapist will discuss this with you. There may be weeks where you have more than one session with your therapist depending on your condition.

  • Do I need to wear certain types of clothes for my appointments?

    It’s a good idea to dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy access for the therapist to examine your problem areas.

    For therapy treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear to your appointments.

  • Will my insurance cover my appointments?

    In most cases, yes! LaFree Physical Therapy will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy.

    For more information, visit our insurance plan page here(link) and please do not hesitate to contact our Plymouth, IN physical therapy office with further questions. We do offer different payment options for your convenience.

  • How long until I notice relief?

    There is no set time when it comes to finding relief. Each patient’s diagnosis and pain levels are different, so together with your referring physician, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you.

    Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by our physical therapist. As you work with them one on one to improve your condition, you’ll find that you feel better. It’s important to not rush your treatment.

  • How should I pay for my sessions?

    LaFree Physical Therapy likes to make it easy for our patients to pay for therapy. We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card at our Plymouth, IN location. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service.

    Your insurance benefits will be determined before your second visit, and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary on that date.

  • What should I do if I don’t have insurance?

    For patients who do not have insurance, we offer a discounted fee, due at the time of service. Contact our office for more information.

  • I’m feeling better but I still want to continue sessions – is that possible?

    Yes! If you have completed all of your scheduled therapy sessions with your therapist, they will review your continuing home-exercise program.

    We can make arrangements to meet you at your gym to work with you on determining what equipment may be beneficial, and what exercises would be helpful in your continued recovery.

  • What should I do to come prepared for my first appointment?

    We appreciate due diligence! Please make sure to have your prescription and insurance card available when you call. This will allow us to verify your insurance benefits for you and provide you with an estimate of coverage for your treatment with LaFree Physical Therapy.

    Please bring the following to your first visit:

    • Insurance information (we will make a copy of your card).
    • A prescription (if needed) for physical therapy from your referring physician, ARNP, or PA.
    • In case of an automobile accident or worker’s compensation claim, also bring any case manager or insurance adjuster contact names, phone numbers, and claim number.
    • Print out the patient forms provided on our site, fill them out, and bring them with you. If you are unable to do this, please allow for extra time to fill these out upon your arrival.
    • Please wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your problem areas.
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any remaining paperwork, so you can maximize your time in your evaluation.