Frequently Asked Questions

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a medical profession that maintains physical health through examination, diagnosis, and physical rehabilitation. Patient education and injury prevention are also major aspects of physical therapy.

Your first visit will likely involve a physical therapy assessment, which will include a meeting with your therapy provider. Musculoskeletal (your body’s system of muscles, bones, and joints) problems are the most common issues addressed in physical therapy. These are problems are usually caused by physical injuries, but they can also be caused by wear and tear or diseases.

woman receiving physical therapy treatment on leg and knee

You may need physical therapy if…

  • You are recovering from a recent serious injury
  • You have an injury that’s causing lasting pain
  • A past injury is limiting your mobility
  • You experience chronic pain or movement problems

Physical therapy can also help you strengthen areas that are affected by musculoskeletal damage. However, you can learn new movement habits and exercises that you can do at home to improve and maintain a healthy body and musculoskeletal system, MSK for short.

How Much Does Physical Therapy Cost?

Physical therapy cost depends on the services you need and what your insurance plan covers. However, at Reach Movement Studio we want to make physical therapy and movement health accessible to everyone. Therefore, we offer a free 10-minute MSK Care screening with a specialist. After the screening, we can work with you and your insurance plan to evaluate future costs. Insurance can make your out-of-pocket cost lower. For more information on cost, see our pricing breakdown.

Does Medicare Cover Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy cost depends on the services you need and what your insurance plan covers. However, at Reach Movement Studio we want to make physical therapy and movement health accessible to everyone. Therefore, we offer a free 10-minute MSK Care screening with a specialist. After the screening, we can work with you and your insurance plan to evaluate future costs. Insurance can make your out-of-pocket cost lower. For more information on cost, see our pricing breakdown.

Do I Need a Referral?

You do not! Our mission is to make movement health more accessible to everyone. While you may be referred to Reach Movement Studio by a doctor or case manager, you can also schedule an appointment via our website, call us or just stop by. We’re conveniently located at the checkout area of the Cartersville Walmart.

What is Involved in the Free MSK Care Screening?

Scheduling a free screening can help you investigate pain, flexibility, and mobility problems. A free screening at Reach Movement Studio is a physical therapy assessment in which you can discuss your current movement health. A physical therapist will also assess other body pains you may be experiencing, and how mobility issues may be impairing your everyday activities. Finally, your physical therapist will talk to you about injury prevention, treatment options if necessary, and how you can take steps to improve your movement health.

What is Involved in 3D Assessment Services?

Our 3D Movement Assessment is a unique movement health analysis that uses non-invasive 3D technology. During this assessment, your movements will be captured and analyzed to help determine your motion age, which is a representation of your mobility and movement health compared to your actual birth age. Reach Movement Studio also provides a 3D Pain Assessment and a 3D Athletic Assessment. Stop by or call us for more details.