What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is the treatment of any physical or medical condition to restore normal, pain-free function of the human body.

An evaluation, including an assessment of your condition and development of a treatment program, should be expected from your physical therapist. Physical therapy may include a broad spectrum of procedures and modalities.

Our programs emphasize skilled manual therapy (hands-on treatment), therapeutic exercises specific for the condition being treated, and therapeutic modalities (ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat, etc.). At OSPT, all of our therapists have extensive training in manual therapy of the spine, and we were the first facility in this region to utilize therapeutic dry needling and vacuum cupping modalities. 

How Do I Arrange An Appointment?

Simply call our office at 337-232-5301. Hours are by appointment from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday. All new patients can be seen within one business day.

What Should I Bring With Me?

Please bring your prescription(s) and any notes or reports from your doctor that describe your condition. Also, bring any x-rays or other test results that your doctor may have given you. If you wear a brace, you should bring it also.

What About Emergencies?

If you believe you have reinjured yourself, or if another medical emergency arises, you should contact your regular physician.

What Should I Wear?

Loose-fitting, comfortable clothes, and tennis shoes are usually best. Loose-fitting shorts are recommended if your legs are to be treated. Your therapist will tell you if different clothing is required.

What If I Have More Questions?

Don’t hesitate to ask your therapist any questions about your treatment. We want you to understand what is happening so that you can learn how to help yourself. If you are unsure of your therapist’s instructions or your home exercise program, please call and discuss your concerns.

What About My Regular Doctor?

We do not replace your regular physician. You should continue to consult with him or her for all your medical needs. During your physical therapy treatment, we will communicate frequently with your physician and provide him or her with copies of your evaluation, progress reports, and discharge summary.

What If I Have To Cancel An Appointment?

You can call our office at 337-232-5301, and notify our receptionist. Please give us at least 24 hours notice so that other patients can utilize that appointment time.

What About Insurance?

Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (OSPT) is a participating provider with Medicare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and most other medical insurance plans in the area, including workers’ compensation and auto insurance medical coverage.

How Do I Pay My Portion Of The Bill?

We will discuss payment with you during your first visit. Co-payments for each visit should be paid during the appointment. We will file any necessary insurance claims and let you know if any additional payment is required.

What Else Do I Need To Know?

Just this: To a large extent, the speed and quality of your recovery depends on you! You are a partner in the treatment plan formed by your therapist and your physician, and with hard work and perseverance, you will achieve the best possible outcome.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to message us.

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