Physical therapy is a health care profession that provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. This includes providing treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. It involves the interaction between physical therapist (PT), patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
We accept all types of private insurance. We are also pleased to accept Workers Compensation, Medicare, VA, Medicaid, and Tribal Health patients.
At Sapphire PT we are committed to ensuring that all patients receive the care they need at a reasonable price. We are preferred providers with most insurance plans and we also offer cash-pay programs for clients with little/no insurance coverage. Virtually all private insurance carriers cover physical therapy treatments.
Our office staff will verify your insurance benefits and discuss your financial responsibility (if any) at your initial visit. Depending upon your insurance coverage you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, and/or deductibles. At this time, we can work out an affordable payment plan to accomplish that your rehabilitation goals.
Probably not, Montana is one of over forty states which provides for direct access to patients. As highly trained frontline providers, physical therapists are uniquely qualified to effectively evaluate and treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions without a referral. A few insurance carriers do, however, still require a referral in order to process claims. Call us at 549-5283 for assistance in determining your physical therapy benefits.
In addition to traditional physical therapy treatments we also specialize in Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), custom biomechanic bike fitting, custom orthotics, and work hardening.
When you arrive for your initial visit you will be asked to complete new patient paperwork. These documents include a brief medical history, a consent form and insurance/billing documentation. Please remember to bring your prescription for physical therapy (provider referral) if you have one, insurance card(s) and any other diagnostic reports relating to your injury. Please wear comfortable/athletic type clothing and shoes so that you can move with ease.
Once your paperwork has been completed you will meet with your Physical Therapist. Your therapist will review your medical history and provider referral, perform an initial evaluation, discuss your therapy goals with you and design a treatment schedule and home exercise plan to get you back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely. Additional appointments will be scheduled at this visit.
Your therapist (in conjunction with your physician) will determine a treatment plan for your particular goals. Most patients are typically seen two to three times per week. The best way to ensure that you reach your health and fitness goals is to remain committed to your treatment schedule and home exercise program.
Your treatment (like your therapy schedule) will depend upon the severity of your injury and your recovery goals. All of our therapists are highly trained professionals that will devise a plan customized to meet your needs. Your treatment may include manual therapy, joint mobilization, pain reducing modalities such as electrical stimulation, and functional strengthening and therapeutic exercises.