FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What are your hours:

Monday – Thursday 7am to 3pm. Friday 7am to noon.

Do you accept Insurance:

Medicare , the Blues and Aetna PPOs accepted.

Are you a licensed physical therapist:

Ted Ellis is licensed as a Direct Access physical therapist in the state of Pennsylvania. Ted is a graduate of the physical /physiotherapy program, California State University Fresno, Fresno, California and has a Certificate of Competency in Manual Therapy, from the Institute, of Physical Therapy, St. Augustine, Florida.

How does Direct Access work:

You have the freedom to choose your own physical therapist. The State of Pennsylvania allows you to go directly to a physical therapist without getting a physician’s referral first.

Keep in mind that your insurance policy may require a visit to the primary care physician first or may limit your access to preferred providers only.

Your physician may refer you for physical therapy that is to be provided in the physician’s office, or to a facility in which the physician has a financial interest. If this is your situation, be aware that you have the right to choose your own physical therapist and that you are not obligated to receive physical therapy in any specific facility. Always insist that your physical therapy be provided by a licensed physical therapist.

Physical therapists who are members of APTA are bound by the Association’s Code of Ethics and are especially committed to providing competent and compassionate care.

What is required for my first visit:

On your first visit, you will need to complete forms that provide information about your background, medical history and the nature of your condition. This is so you can be provided the best possible care, tailored to your specific needs.

In order to pinpoint the problem, you will be asked a number of questions related to your condition. A variety of targeted tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

Will I receive treatment on my first visit:
Patients will generally undergo some treatment on their first visit.  Treatment may include modalities (moist heat/ice, ultrasound, electric stimulation) for pain, manual therapy techniques to tight joints and or muscles.

Will I receive any take home instructions:
Before leaving, you will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat applications, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises.

How do I schedule the next appointment:

Regular treatment is essential to the process. I will do my best to work your treatments around your schedule. Most of the time, patients are seen within 1-2 days of their initial visit. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed at this time.