Lincoln City Physical Therapy
and Sports Injury Clinic


  • What’s wrong with me?

The emphasis on your first visit will be to determine your present condition and to design an effective treatment plan.


  • What procedures can I expect?

On your first visit your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation which will consist of history of your injury and special tests and measurements. The data will then be analyzed and will serve as a guide to design an individualized treatment plan to meet your functional goals.


  • How long will recovery take?

Many variables will play into the time it takes to recover from an injury. Those factors include the type of injury, your age and health status and most importantly your ability to follow through with the home program your physical therapist has developed for you to complete on the days you are not at the clinic.


  • What will it cost me?

Charges are dependent on the appropriate treatment modality and procedures that are performed.


  • Does our clinic bill secondary insurance?

As a courtesy and service to our valued patients, primary and secondary insurance carriers are billed. However, we encourage each patient to call their insurance carrier to inquire about your specific physical therapy coverage.


  • Do we accept Medicare assignments?

Yes, Lincoln City Physical Therapy accepts Medicare assignment.


  • Are payment plans accepted?

Lincoln City Physical Therapy will work with each individual patient to develop an affordable payment plan as necessary.

  • Do I need to see my doctor before coming to Physical Therapy?

While Oregon State Law allows direct access to Physical Therapy without a doctor’s prescription, many insurance companies will not pay for physical therapy services without a prescription from your doctor. You can call your insurance company to find out.


  • Should I use ice or heat?

For the first 48 hours after an injury, typically ice for 15-20 minutes at a time is helpful (allowing at least an hour between bouts of ice for your skin to warm up again). After the first 48 hours, try ice or heat for 20 minutes. Usually your body will tell you which one is preferable.


  • In which hand should I hold my cane?

You should put your cane in the hand opposite to the sore leg. This is because while you are walking, your opposite arm swings forward as you step onto your foot and therefore you can put some of your body weight onto the cane to off load your sore leg.

  • Do I need an MRI?

This is something you and your doctor can discuss. Frequently, after an injury physical therapy is prescribed to alleviate your symptoms and help you return to your prior level of function. If your injury is not improving with physical rehabilitation, your doctor may order an MRI.



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