FAQs

At Life In Motion Physical & Hand Therapy, our Physical and Occupational Therapists are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who are dedicated to helping their patients get results.

  • What is Physical Therapy?

    Physical Therapy is a profession dedicated to helping a person maintain, improve, or restore function after disease, injury, impairment, or surgery. Click here to learn more.

  • What is Occupational Therapy?

    At Life In Motion, Occupational Therapy focuses on orthopedic rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity. This is a particular practice area of Occupational Therapy that is simply referred to as “Hand Therapy.” Click here to learn more.

  • How do I know if Physical or Occupational Therapy will help me?

    At your Initial Evaluation, you and your therapist will discuss your condition in detail. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and play an active part in planning your therapy goals.

  • Can I go to any Physical or Occupational Therapist I choose?

    As a patient, you have the right to receive Physical or Occupational Therapy at any place you choose. At Life In Motion Physical & Hand Therapy, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you need.  We pride ourselves in providing a positive, encouraging environment with well-trained, friendly staff. We are confident in our ability to help you reach your personal therapy goals.

  • How do I schedule an appointment?

    Simply give us a call at (727) 369-6355 or click here to request an appointment. We have two locations – Pinellas Park and Seminole – and we offer times that help to avoid missing work or school.

  • What should I bring to my first appointment?

    Please have your prescription and insurance card available when you call. This will allow us to place you with the correct therapist and to verify your insurance benefits so we can provide you with an estimate of coverage.

  • Will it hurt?

    While there can be some element of discomfort and soreness associated with both Physical and Occupational Therapy, our culture is centered around respecting your pain and listening to your body. There are many techniques that are used to regain motion and strength. Good communication with your therapist will help minimize any discomfort. We want you on your way to quick pain relief and back to normal activities.

  • Does insurance cover my treatment?

    Yes, in most cases it does. Our office will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy. For more information, visit our insurance plan page and please do not hesitate to contact our office. We do offer different payment options for your convenience.

  • What if I don’t have insurance?

    For patients who do not have insurance, we offer a discounted fee, due at the time of service.

  • What type of payment do you accept?

    We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service. Your insurance benefits will typically be determined before your first visit and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary at that time.

  • What do I wear?

    Dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy access for the therapist to examine your problem areas. For treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear.

  • How long will my therapy sessions last?

    Typically, the first session can last up to an hour and 15 minutes. Each session after that may be 45-60+ minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs and your therapist will discuss this with you.

  • How many sessions will I have?

    Each patient’s diagnosis is different, so together with your Physical or Occupational Therapist, a plan of care will be developed that is right for you. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by your therapist.

  • What types of education/training do your therapists have?

    Physical and Occupational Therapists have years of university-level training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of joint movement), neurology, and many of the other medical sciences. Our therapists have graduated from accredited therapy programs and are state licensed. In general, Physical Therapy programs now require a doctorate degree and Occupational Therapy programs require a master’s degree. Both require additional continuing education every two years. Rest assured, your therapist is well trained to evaluate and treat your condition.

  • Do you offer programs for me once I’ve been discharged from therapy?

    Yes, once you have completed your therapy sessions, your therapist will review your continued home program.