Frequently Asked Questions
Can physical therapy help me?
Physical therapy is designed around your musculoskeletal needs. Is your goal to get rid of pain, move around easier, or feel more steady on your feet; or do you want to get back to normal after a surgery or accident? Your physical therapist (PT) can create treatment plans that are individualized to your needs and lifestyle.
I saw my doctor and he/she stated the referral was sent to BLPT. Why have I not been called to schedule my appointments?
Once a referral for PT services is received in our office via fax, patients are called that same day. If you are not reached by phone, we will leave a voice message to return our call to BLPT and schedule an appointment.
Can I hand-deliver my PT referral from the referring physician (MD, DO, DDS, FNP)?
I don't have insurance; can I still be seen by a PT?
Yes! We have cash rates available for patients without a referral. Call our office for more information.
What can I expect on my first visit and how long will it take?
You can expect to be in your first PT session for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. You can go to the Forms tab on this website and download the paperwork beforehand to expedite the time on the first visit. Once you have arrived, you will spend about 10 minutes before your regularly scheduled appointment to fill out your required paperwork. The one-on-one PT appointment will be spent with a PT. The PT will perform a thorough evaluation, trial treatment and then set you up with a home program specific to your dysfunction. You will then be scheduled with the front desk staff for follow-up appointments.
What should I bring to my first visit?
Please bring a photo ID and your insurance card(s) to your first appointment. We can also make a copy of your medication list if you have one.
What should I wear?
Please wear clothing that allows you to move freely and comfortably. Your PT will likely want to examine the affected area so shorts or a loose-fitting shirt may be appropriate.
Do I need to wear a mask to PT?
Yes. We are following all CDC guidelines. Also, as a medical facility many patients have many other health conditions that put them at risk of contracting the virus.
Can I wear a face-shield instead of a mask?
No, face shields do not stop the spread of the virus.
How long does it take to get an evaluation at BLPT once my referral has been received?
It usually takes less than a week to get scheduled for an evaluation.
Can I schedule an appointment for my spouse, or check on his/her referral?
No. We follow all HIPPA guidelines and we are unable to give any information to a family member unless we have written consent from that patient.
As a current patient of BLPT, can I expedite the continuation of PT by hand delivering my PTs “progress note” that was signed by the referring physician?
No. All “progress notes” that are signed by the referring physician need to be faxed to BLPT. This is due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). This
protects every person’s confidential information by law.
What are the clinic hours?
Appointments are typically scheduled between 7:15am-5:45pm Monday-Friday. Each PT's schedule varies. Our front desk staff will do their best to accommodate your schedule.
I have noticed on the website that several of the PTs and some of the PT Aides have the letters NCPT. What does that mean?
National Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT). To have this credential one must go through a full year-long comprehensive training in Pilates from an accredited Pilates program. Then once the student has completed the program and passed a final exam of teaching and performing all the Pilates exercises, they can sit for the national exam. Once the National exam is passed, they become a National Certified Pilates teacher (NCPT). This is the highest certification one can accomplish in becoming a Pilates teacher.