Jim Brennan, PT
"Our hands on approach allows us to achieve our goals and get our patients back to their pre -injury condition."
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Woodlyn Physical Therapy, Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Woodlyn Physical Therapy Inc. ensures patients are fully informed about all aspects of their care from insurance coverage to the treatment plan.  We hope the following questions and answers about visiting our offices are useful and helpful.  
 
Please feel free to contact Woodlyn Physical Therapy with specific questions or to discuss your concerns.
  • What should I expect during my first visit?
  • What should I wear?
  • Must I have a doctor's prescription before going to physical therapy?
  • What is manual therapy?
  • Will I have to do exercises?
  • How many times will I need to come to therapy?
  • How much does physical therapy cost?
What should I expect during my first visit?
We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to ensure you have ample time to complete the necessary paperwork.
 
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Once you have completed the paperwork, a physical therapist will perform an initial evaluation to assess the causes of your injury/dysfunction.
 
Following the assessment, your physical therapist will discuss the findings, the source of the porblem, goals for therapy and the proposed rehabilitation plan.  During your inital visit, some treatment is usually performed.
You should wear comfortable loose clothing that makes it easy to access areas of your body that are being assessed.  If we ar seeing you for a lower body injury, sneakers are preferred footwear.
What should I wear?
The state of Pennsylvania does allow patients to be evaluated and treated by a licensed Physical Therapist without a referral/prescription from your physican.  This is referred to as Direct Access.  Woodlyn Physical Therapy is a Direct Access provider.

Direct Access allows individual’s freedom to acquire physical therapy treatment WITHOUT a referral from a physician.
    
In Pennsylvania, you are permitted to see a physical therapist that has a Direct Access Certification for up to 30 days without a prescription from a physician. 
 
Please feel free to call us with any questions regarding Direct Access at 610-583-1133.
 
If you have a prescription or referral from a physican we can also provide you with physical therapy. 
 
Do I need a doctor's prescription before going to physical therapy?
Manual physical therapy refers to the use of specialized hands-on techniques to assess, diagnose and treat physical problems.  At Woodlyn Physical Therapy, manual therapy is often a component of our treatment plan.  Our therapists determine which manual therapy techniques will best benefit each patient.
What is manual physical therapy?
Each session lasts approximately one hour.  We understand how challenging participating in a physical therapy program can be for those with limited time and availability.  
 
We are diligent about starting your sessions on time and completing your visit in a timely manner.  We also offer flexible hours ourside of the typical work day to better accommodate your schedule.
How long will each treatment last?
Therapeutic exercise is vital to your recovery.  A home exercise program is often initiated at your first visit.  Then, our therapists will guide you through exercises each session that are tailored to your specific needs ensuring a successful outcome with lasting results.
Will I have to do exercises?
After your initial evaluation, your therapist will recommend a treatment plan including an estimate of the length of care.  The recommended number of treatments can range from several visits to several months, depending on the severity of your injury and the level of function you seek to attain.  We are aware of the financial cost you may incur, as well as the limited time you may be available, so we work with you to devise a plan that both fits your budgetary and schedule needs.
How many times will I need to come to therapy?
Woodlyn Physical Therapy is a covered medical benefit on most insurance plans.  Prior to your first apppointment, we will verify your benefits and discuss any co-payment responsibility you may incur.
 
If you do not have insurance, don't worry.  It is our philosophy that every person has the right to live pain-free and we don't think that lack of insurance coverage should prevent you from getting the help that you need. We offer self pay options and flexible payment plans so nothing will stand in the way of you achieving your goals.
How much will I have to pay for physical therapy?