FAQs

  • What is physical therapy?

    Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians. Our physical therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.

    While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, your physical therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

  • How do I know if physical therapy will help me?

    Schedule an appointment and we will perform and evaluation and talk with you about your current medical status and determine if we believe physical therapy would be an effective course of action.

  • Can I go to any physical therapy I choose?

    As a patient you have the right to receive physical therapy at any place you choose. At Chiron Physical Therapy, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you need.  We pride ourselves on providing a 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.

  • How do I schedule an appointment?

    We are open 6 days a week with morning, afternoon, and late evening as well as Saturday morning appointments available. Please call or click on the “request appointment” button to schedule today.

  • what will my first appointment be like?

    We evaluate and start you on the road to recovery during your first visit. We review your medical history and the situation that brought you into our office, test your current movement and discuss your individual goals. We then design and begin implementing your personalized program to address your specific situation and get you on the road to achieving your goals.

  • Will it hurt?

    Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. 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.

  • Does insurance cover my treatment?

    Chiron Physical Therapy of VA participates in Medicare, Workers’ Comp, No Fault and most major insurance plans.

    Our Patient Service Coordinator will verify your insurance in advance of your first appointment to determine what your physical therapy benefits entail and will review the benefits with you.

    In the event you do not have insurance or you have exhausted your insurance benefits or we do not participate in your insurance plan, we do offer a self-pay (cash) option including payment plans. Your financial responsibility for physical therapy is dictated by your insurance company.

  • What if I don’t have insurance?

    In the event you do not have insurance or you have exhausted your insurance benefits or we do not participate in your insurance plan, we do offer a self-pay (cash) option including payment plans.

  • What type of payment do you accept?

    We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card. 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 do I wear?

    Dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy access for the therapist to examine your problem areas. For treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear.

  • How long will my appointment last?

    Your initial evaluation will be approximately 75 minutes, however. For your follow up appointments, we believe in treating you for sixty (60) minutes.

    We respect your time and promise to get you in on time and out on time so you can continue “living life” while you heal.