Have some questions about Physical Therapy & Pilates? See the most commonly asked questions below.
PHYSICAL THERAPY QUESTIONS
Q: Does physical therapy work?
A: Physical therapy can work. We focus on a long-term solution through exercise and recreating balance in the body. The process can take four to six weeks to start feeling significant change in the body because it takes the body that amount of time to start making functional strength gains.
Q: What will I do in physical therapy?
A: As a patient at Envision Sport, you will receive one-on-one physical therapy treatments. We never do group therapy, cue cards, or unsupervised treatment. Most patients will receive a form of manual therapy treatment, guided therapeutic treatment exercises, and other physical therapy modalities such as electrical stimulation (e-stim), ultrasound, or light therapy.
Q: Who is your best physical therapist?
A: All of our physical therapists have different and unique skill sets. This is what makes Envision Sport unique. Depending on your diagnosis, we will place you with the best therapist who specializes in your injury or diagnosis.
Q: What should I expect?
A: Physical therapy can work. We focus on a long-term solution through exercise and recreating balance in the body. The process can take four to six weeks to start feeling significant change in the bod because it takes the body that amount of time to start making functional strength gains
Q: What if I can't afford physical therapy?
A: We understand physical therapy can seem expensive! Come in and get evaluated by one of our therapists so we can at least provide you with some different options to help keep your cost low, and even give you some at-home exercises. After your initial appointment, come talk with us - we have some different options for you.
Q: What hours are you open? What if I can't make that time?
A: Our Rancho Santa Margarita office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 7:00pm. Our Irvine location is open Monday-Thursday from 8:00am - 7:00pm. We do everything in our power to accommodate your busy schedule. After your first appointment, we can work to get you scheduled to not interfere with work or school.
Q: Do I need a prescription from my doctor to attend Physical Therapy?
A: In the state of California, you do not need to see your doctor before seeing your physical therapist (depending on your insurance). See our direct access page for more information.
Q: What is Pilates?
A:Pilates is a unique form of exercise that was founded on the basis of rehabilitation. It is a core (abdominals) based exercise that focuses on strengthening and lengthening muscles around the core. We use Pilates because it is a non-weight-bearing exercise that makes it easy or not stressful on the spine and joints.
Q: Where do I start if I have never done Pilates?
A: Start with our Introductory Special! It is $109 and teaches you the Pilates system and basics with two private sessions and then schedule 2 group classes with our convenient online scheduling feature.
Q: Are your Pilates instructors certified?
A: All of our Pilates instructors are certified and have continued education courses that make them the best in the business! Some of our instructors are also licensed physical therapists and can adapt exercises based on your limitations or injuries.
INSURANCE & BILLING QUESTIONS
Q: What insurances does Envision Sport accept?
A: Envision Sport accepts all major PPO insurances. We are in-network with nearly all insurance companies. We also accept Medicare, workers compensation, personal injury lien with an attorney, and cash rates.
Q: Does Envision Sport accept HMO plans?
A: Envision sport does not have any HMO contracts, but call our office and let us take your insurance information to assist you in finding the best physical therapy clinic for your injury.