The first step to successful rehabilitation and recovery is a complete evaluation. The physical therapist’s evaluation will include an examination of your muscles, test of your joints, and assessment of your injury or condition. At this time education about your condition and an initial plan of care will be given. Next comes hands on manual therapy. A Physical Therapist’s hands can mobilize tissue and joints to allow for a speedier, more complete recovery. You can also expect your therapist to prescribe a personalized exercise regime to be done in the clinic and at home. These exercises will help to restore your strength and function. The key to your complete and sustainable recovery is a team approach: the therapist, the assistant and you.
At Nexel Physical Therapy we work as a team. You will be evaluated and treated by your physical therapist. During your treatment sessions, you will also see a licensed physical therapist assistant, certified athletic trainer, or exercise specialist, primarily to teach and help you perform exercises prescribed by your therapist. Your total treatment time is 60 minutes, sometimes longer or shorter based on your individual needs. Remember, we work as a team: therapist, assistant, and you—the patient.
In most cases, health insurance will cover your treatment. At Nexel Physical Therapy we make it easy —we take virtually all insurances with few exceptions. We also have cash and help the community options. Please call us for more information. Please make sure to talk to our office manager to help you clarify your insurance coverage.
We offer hands-on physical therapy, and a highly- skilled manual approach to treating painful tissue and joints. Our approach gets our patients moving faster and ensures a more complete, sustainable recovery. Both the owner and our therapists have a passion for getting the BEST RESULTS for the people we serve!
A prescription or referral is not required to see a physical therapist in the state of Texas for your initial visit. Appointments can be made anytime. However, there are three things to consider based on your situation. First, you can call for a 15-minute free screening. Your therapist will give an examination and tell you if physical therapy is right for you. At that same time, our office staff will let you know if your insurance will cover the treatments. Second, if your health insurance policy requires a referral from your primary care physician for outside services, like physical therapy, request that referral prior to treatment to avoid personal responsibility for incurred charges. Third, if you are receiving physician’s care for the same condition, we will need to notify your primary care physician within 14 days.
The body does not change overnight. It can take a number of weeks to stretch, strengthen, and retrain. You may need one visit or you may need several months of treatment depending upon your condition. Your physical therapist and your medical doctor will recommend how long you will be treated. Usually, by the second treatment, your physical therapist can give you a good estimate of how many visits it will take to get you back in action.
At Nexel Physical Therapy we work as a team. You will be evaluated and treated by your physical therapist. Each visit you can expect to receive up to 30 minutes of one-on-one treatment by that therapist. During your treatment sessions, you will also see a licensed physical therapist assistant, certified athletic trainer, or exercise specialist, primarily to teach and help you perform exercises prescribed by your therapist. Your total treatment time is 75-90 minutes, sometimes longer or shorter based on your individual needs. Remember, we work as a team: therapist, assistant, and you—the patient.
Please bring your insurance card, driver’s license, the medical doctor’s referral or prescription, your calendar, and payment for your co-pay or deductible. Please download, complete, and bring the intake forms found on this site. They can be time-consuming, but they are necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows us to expose the body part we are examining. It is best if you bring shorts if we are examining your back or lower extremities. Finally, we ask that you come fifteen minutes early to so the front desk and your therapist can review your paperwork.
Each visit will last 75 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.
The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.
Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are licensed by their respective states.