Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I go to Actify Physiotherapy and pay cash when I can go to another physical therapy clinic and use my insurance?
The reason Actify Physiotherapy is a cash-based service is because there is no way to treat patients the way that we feel is most affective and accept insurance, without going bankrupt. Insurance companies only reimburse about half what is billed. In order to make a profit, clinics that handle insurance have their patients be seen by assistants and less qualified clinicians. They are also forced to see multiple patients at the same time, so if you would go to an insurance based clinic, you will be double or triple booked with another patient.
No physician script is required so we can treat you now, and you do not have to wait weeks to be seen or treated. While you are being treated here, you will not be charged for exercises that you can easily do at home on your own. With our approach, we feel confident that we can get you better in less than half of the number of visits they would need at an insurance based clinic. With the time savings of fewer clinic visits, and the value of feeling better sooner, most patients feel the out-of-pocket expense is more than worth it.
Do I need health insurance to be seen at Pursuit Physical Therapy?
No health insurance is needed. Pursuit Physical Therapy is a cash-based practice. We accept cash, debit and credit cards, pre-paid cards, flexible spending accounts, health saving accounts, and we provide financing through Care Credit. Depending on your insurance plan, many of our patients receive some level of reimbursement or have the cost of their treatment applied to their deductible. We will provide receipts with all of the necessary information for you to submit a claim to your insurance company.
Do I need a Physician script for treatment and What is Direct Access?
In the state of Florida, patients have direct access to physical therapy services. This means that you can go and see your physical therapist and no physician script is needed. Direct access not only allows the patient to be seen and treated by the physical therapist, but you don’t have to wait for weeks to be treated. Direct access to physical therapy also decreases the cost of health care making it more cost-effective. If you are not appropriate for physcial therapy, you will be referred out to the proper physician specialist.
How long will each session last? How much will is cost?
Sessions will last for 55 minutes. Each session will be one-on-one patient care with a doctor of physical therapy orthopedic certified specialist. At your first session a thorough evaluation will be performed to give you the correct diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan. Yes, treatment will begin on your first session. After the evaluation we will decide on the appropriate individualized treatment plan for you that will lead you to the best and quickest results. Typically and depending on diagnosis, most patients will see a change within 3-4 sessions, and be done in 8-10 sessions.