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Location info:

Chehalis
  145 S Market Blvd
  Chehalis, WA  98532
  (360) 748-1580 ph
  (360) 748-1596 fax
 

Business Hours:

Monday   8am - 6pm
Tuesday   7am - 5pm
Wednesday   8am - 6pm
Thursday   7am - 5pm
Fri   8am - 6pm
Sat, Sun
Closed

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I expect on my first visit to physical therapy?

On the first visit, your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation of the body area to be treated. After the evaluation is completed, a treatment plan will be established, including your personal goals.

What should I wear?

For the first visit, wear comfortable clothing that will allow your therapist to exam the body area to be treated. For shoulder injuries, wear a tank top or loose-fitting t-shirt; wear shorts for knee injuries.

Will my insurance cover physical therapy?

Most insurance plans cover physical therapy visits. As a courtesy to our patients, we verify insurance coverage for physical therapy before you arrive for your first visit. When you check in for your first visit, your insurance benefits will be explained to you.

Can I see a physical therapist without a referral?

Yes. Patients have direct access to physical therapy services in Washington State. Your insurance company may require a referral from a primary health care provider for PT services to be covered.

How long do visits last?

At our office, patients are treated for 40-60 minutes. During that appointment, you will receive one-on-one treatment by the physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA).

How many visits will I need?

The number of visits varies based on your diagnosis or injury, as well as other medical factors. Most patients are seen for 2 to 6 weeks, with visits scheduled 2 to 3 times each week. After the initial evaluation, your therapist will discuss the expected length of treatment.

How do I schedule a visit?

Call or stop by our office. In Centralia we are open 7am to 6pm Mon-Thurs and 7am to 11am Fri. In Chehalis we are open 8am to 5pm Mon-Thurs and closed on Fri.

What is a Physical Therapist?

* “Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat people of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTs also help prevent conditions associated with loss of mobility through fitness and wellness programs that achieve healthy and active lifestyles. PTs examine individuals and develop plans using treatment techniques that promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. They provide care in hospitals, clinics, schools, sports facilities, and more. PTs must have a graduate degree from an accredited physical therapy program before taking the national licensure examination. The minimum educational requirement is a master's degree, yet most educational programs now offer the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree. Licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices.”

* from American Physical Therapy Association www.apta.org