FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Frequently asked questions
Do I have to see a Physician before I come to Physical Therapy?
No, Georgia state law allows you to be evaluated and treated by a Doctor of Physical Therapy without seeing a physician. If you are seeking Dry Needling, you will need a referral from your primary care physician. If you don't have one, we can assist you in finding a referring physician.
What should I wear to the clinic?
You should wear comfortable athletic clothes (shorts, t-shirt or tank top, tights) for you evaluation and physical therapy session. For a recovery session or dry needling, we would prefer that you wear shorts or other loose fitting clothing so that we can directly access & feel your joints.
What can I expect at the first session?
We want to hear your story and what issue brought you here. We are now a team collaborating together on how to help you acheive your body goals. After you tell me your story, I will perform a thorough evaluation which may include various tests (gait analysis, strength, flexibility, etc) that will help us create a unique gameplan for your body to heal properly and efficiently.
How much does a visit cost?
Our prices vary depending on which treatment package fits your need. Please contact us for more specifics on pricing. Payment is required prior to or at the time of service. We accept most major credit cards, cash, and FSA & HSA cards
Do you take insurance?
For us to provide the best possible one-on-one treatment, we are not able to take insurance at this time. Insurance companies will often reimburse for out-of-network Physical Therapy, so we will supply you with a superbill for you to give to your insurance for possible reimbursement. Most insurance companies reiumburse approximately 40-80% of the cost of treatment. We will do our best to assist you in the reimbursement process, but please keep in mind that insurance reimbursement is between the client and insurance company only. There would be no other payments owed to Body G.O.A.L.S. since you have already paid prior to treatment.
Why don't you take insurance?
We chose the out-of-network model because we strive for the best quality care for each individual client. Typically, in network insurance physical therapy clinics need to see about three patients per hour in order to be profitable. We will not sacrifice the quality of care that you deserve by splitting your time between multiple people. We have seen that clients get better much faster with one-on-one care from a Doctor of Physical Therapy in comparison to clients having their treatments divided between multiple people.
Out-of-network vs in-network cost comparison
Even though our clients pay up front, oftentimes out-of-network physical therapy is more cost efficient than the in-network alternative. For example, a typical copay for a physical therapy session could be between $40 and $70 per visit, with a patient needing therapy three times per week. With our out-of-network model, we only require our patients to come in the clinic once per week and we will supply you with an accompanying home exercise program. Upon comparison of these two models, many times the out-of-network method will have you feeling better more quickly, and also be less expensive over the course of time.
Patients with Medicare
By medicare law, cash-based Physical Therapy clinics cannot treat medicare patients if Physical Therapy is "medically necessary." But not to worry, we can still treat patients who have medicare under our wellness packages when deemed appropriate