What does a physical therapist do?

MOTION physical therapists are highly trained and licensed professionals who can help you reach your goals, such as preparing for or recovering from surgery, preventing or recovering from an injury, decreasing pain, increasing range of motion, or improving strength and balance.

What does an occupational therapist do?

MOTION occupational therapists are highly trained and licensed professionals who can help you return to your everyday activities. They can help you regain full function when you are limited by pain, weakness, traumatic injury or surgery to the hand, wrist and elbow, a neurologic condition, or a developmental delay.

What does a speech-language pathologist do?

MOTION speech-language pathologists are highly trained and licensed professionals who assess, diagnose, treat, or help to prevent speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders.

What training does my therapist have?

All MOTION therapists are licensed and have graduated from an accredited program. The degrees held by MOTION therapists include Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT), Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L), Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), and/or Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP).

Our licensed therapists are certified in a wide range of specialties including active release technique (ART®), aquatic therapy, athletic training, concussion management, ergonomics, functional dry needling®, geriatrics, hand therapy, kinesiotaping, lymphedema, manual orthopedics, McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®, myofascial decompression (cupping), neurologic therapy, orthopedics, pediatrics, pelvic rehabilitation, post-COVID care, running (RRCA), selective functional movement assessment, speech-language pathology, sports, strength and conditioning, TMJ, and vestibular rehabilitation. If you are looking for a particular specialty, please message us to confirm which MOTION clinics offer it.

How long will I be in treatment?

Treatment plans can range from a couple of weeks to a few months depending on the severity of your condition and your goals. You and your MOTION therapist will discuss creating a plan that matches your goals.

Do I need a referral for physical or occupational therapy?

With most insurance plans, people in every state can attend physical therapy without a physician’s referral. Occupational therapy is more likely to require a referral from a physician. To confirm if you need a referral, you can message us or contact your nearest MOTION clinic.

Will my therapy be covered by my insurance?

MOTION accepts most major medical insurances. As with any medical appointment, you may have a co-pay or deductible. For a list of insurances accepted by MOTION, please click here.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

Please bring photo identification and your insurance card. If applicable, bring your referral and any relevant imaging or test results. Our office staff may ask you to complete one or more of these intake forms prior to your visit.

What should I wear to my appointments?

Please wear or bring clothes that will allow you to move freely and perform light exercise. This means comfortable shoes such as sneakers and loose-fitting clothing. Your therapist will let you know any other clothing considerations, for example, you may be asked to wear or bring shorts if you have a knee condition or a loose/sleeveless shirt if you are being treated for your shoulder.

What will happen at my first appointment?

During your first visit, your therapist will go over your medical history, evaluate your condition, use tests and measurements to assess your abilities, discuss your goals, and create a plan of care with you to help you address any limitations and reach your goals.

Will I have to do anything at home?

In many cases your therapist will ask you to complete exercises at home in order to help you reach your unique goals. If you have any questions about performing your program, be sure to discuss them with your therapist.

How can I schedule an appointment?

Click here to request or book an appointment at your nearest MOTION clinic, or feel free to call us at (347) 745-0122.

Do you offer telehealth sessions?

Yes. If you are unable to come into the clinic, a MOTION on the GO session may be right for you. Our certified telehealth therapists can treat you virtually through your smartphone, tablet, or computer.


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