What do I need
to bring to my physical therapy evaluation?
from your physician, any insurance requirements such as a referral or an
authorization number, your insurance card and University ID if you are
a University member. Please come at least 15 minutes before your
scheduled appointment to fill out new patient paperwork. Be sure
to bring or wear clothing which will expose your area of injury (i.e. loose
shorts for a knee or hip injury, a halter top or sports bra for women with
a neck or shoulder injury).
cover my treatment?
reimbursement varies depending on the type of policy. Some insurances
require their patients only attend specific physical therapy facilities
and others allow the patient to attend the facility of their choice.
Insurance verification done after you contact the facility will provide
you with that information or you may contact your insurance carrier directly
to clarify your physical therapy benefits.
How long will
my physical therapy treatments last?
You should allow
at least 1 hour for your initial evaluation. After you have been
evaluated, your therapist should be able to inform you how long each treatment
session will last, depending on the services needed. Most therapy
sessions last 40 to 45 minutes.
What types of
patients do you see?
Our patient load
is varied. We are primarily an outpatient orthopedic clinic with
an emphasis on the active patient. We see many sports related injuries,
neck and back injuries, shoulder and knee injuries and patients with arthritis.
We are a full service physical therapy clinic and also see patients with
a variety of neurological disorders.
Do students assist
in evaluation and treatments?
This clinic is primarily
a teaching clinic. This means that students will most likely be involved
in your care. All patients are seen and supervised by a licensed
physical therapist , however, depending on the training of the students
working under that therapist, various levels of care are provided by our
Masterís of Physical Therapy students.
Where can I park?
The Newark Parking
Authority parking lot is located directly across the street from McKinly
lab where the University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic is located.
The cost for parking is $0.50/30minutes and there is a machine which accepts
payment in the lot. Click
here for driving directions.