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Patient Resources 2018-01-08T09:56:19+00:00

Insurance Information

No prescription? No problem.

With Direct Access in New Jersey, patients can be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without a physician’s referral. You can come directly to Pro Staff Physical Therapy without a physician’s prescription. This will save you time and money. Physical therapy treatment can be administered quickly to facilitate the recovery process. At Pro Staff, you will receive the resources and treatment you require… no prescription necessary! Please note that referrals are needed for Occupational Therapy services.

Pro Staff Physical Therapy, PC works with All Major Insurance Carriers

We’ll verify your insurance for you. For quick and easy verification of benefits, please call 1.844.REHABPT (734.2278)

Pro Staff Physical Therapy will schedule your first appointment within 24-48 hours of your call!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Physical therapy is literally a head-to-toe resource. At Pro Staff, our Physical Therapists work on conditions that occur in or affect every area of the body — from vertigo caused in the inner ear to tennis elbow in the arm, from rhomboid strain in the back to herniated discs in the spine, from Achilles tendonitis in the lower leg to plantar fasciitis in the foot. Physical therapy successfully helps address a range of body issues far beyond just rehabbing a surgically repaired knee.

It’s tempting to put a deadline or an end date on the physical therapy you’re receiving, but there is no stock timeline. Why? Because every person’s situation is unique, just as the rate at which the person heals or responds to treatment is unique. It may take one person only three days to walk 100 feet after knee surgery, while another person may need twice that long. These differences can involve motivation, pain perception/tolerance, and variable healing rates. Rather than setting an ending date, at Pro Staff we feel it’s better to set various goals that together we seek to achieve with your rehabilitation program. Make achieving these goals the focus, not an end date.

People often equate the physical therapist only as the person who stretches range of motion in the pitcher recovering from Tommy John surgery. Or the person pushing the running back to work his rebuilt knee. They think physical therapy is basically for recovery from sports injuries, but that is really only a portion of what PTs do. As mentioned above, PTs help with conditions and injuries that occur across the entire body. At Pro Staff, our PTs lessen the impact of arthritis, ease the symptoms of TMJ/TMD, even work to overcome carpal tunnel syndrome. Sport injuries are just a part of what we do.

People confuse the roles of physical therapists and occupational therapists (OTs). While both PTs and OTs play important roles in helping people heal from injuries, recover strength, flexibility, and function, their focus is dramatically different. Physical Therapists typically evaluate and treat patients who have injuries, birth defects, and medical conditions. OTs address those same challenges, but their role is to teach patients how to become more independent in their everyday tasks and lives.

A PT would work on stretching muscles and improving mobility to reduce pain and stiffness, or to heal an injury. The OT would help that same person re-think or re-learn his or her daily activities at work and around the home. If you’ve had a hip replacement, for instance, the PT would help you regain strength and mobility, and then teach you how to walk to the kitchen. The OT would teach you how to easily do the things you need to do in the kitchen. If you think of it by name alone, the “physical” versus “occupational” is very descriptive of the difference between PTs and OTs.

Most insurance plans, including Medicare, workers’ compensation, and private insurers pay for physical therapy services that are deemed medically necessary and that are provided by or under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. While most physical therapy is covered as a part of the recovery process, there can be times when the amount covered by insurance runs out before you feel you are fully recovered. In these cases, at Pro Staff we will negotiate with your insurance company to try and extend your benefits.

In most cases, the goal of physical therapy is to relieve pain. But to get to that place, there may be pain involved. There can a bit of “no pain, no gain.” The goal is to recover your range of motion, strength, and endurance. In some cases, getting there can be painful. For instance, recovering your range of motion after shoulder surgery will likely involve some stretching that will be painful. This is because the movements may involve breaking down scar tissue and the like. It’s up to you to communicate the intensity, frequency, and duration of any pain to your PT. He or she can then adjust the treatment.

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Complimentary Transportation

In order to maximize your recovery, Pro Staff offers complimentary transportation for patients.

This service is intended for individuals who physically cannot drive due to their injuries, individuals who do not have their own vehicle or vehicle has been totaled due to auto accident, and individuals who cannot get transportation from family members.

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