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Main FAQs

Do you see work related injuries?

Yes. Treatment of work related injuries is one of Total Motion Physical Therapy’s services.

Does Physical Therapy hurt?

No. Our motto at Total Motion Physical Therapy is “NO PAIN. NO BRAIN.” However, understand you may be asked to do things that are out-side your comfort zone that may develop into some muscle soreness. Our staff takes pride in appropriately monitoring and dosing your exercises.

How early should I arrive to my appointment?

Please try to arrive 15 min prior to your appointments. This will allow us to finalize any paper work you may need to fill out or sign and address any other administrative issue before your session begins.

What does it mean to be a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)?

Orthopedics is a branch of medicine focused on the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic Physical Therapists specialize in the diagnoses, management, and treatment of injury and disorders of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Orthopedic Physical Therapists are knowledgeable of orthopedic surgical procedures and specialize in conservative and post operative care and become Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) after passing an extremely rigorous exam given by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. This signifies competence in specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in the specialty area of orthopedics promoting the highest level of enhanced diagnostic skills and care for individuals seeking physical therapy1.

1. Orthopedic Clinical Specialist as defined by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

What insurance plans do you accept?

Most all major insurance plans are accepted at Total Motion Physical Therapy. Please click here for a general list of accepted plans. If your plan is not listed, it is possible that we are in Network so please contact us for details.

What is the length of each session?

Your first session is usually going to be your longest session that will last approximately 75 min. Your subsequent treatment sessions may usually last 30-60 minutes depending on the complexity of your injury.

What should I bring with me?

Please try to arrive at your first appointment with all paperwork completed. You can download our forms from our website. If you were referred from your doctor, your will need to bring that physical therapy referral to us. Also please bring your insurance card and one photo ID. If you are covered through Workers’ Compensation please bring your claim number and your case manager’s contact information. If you are covered by auto insurance make sure you bring that information to your first appointment with us.

What should I wear?

Your attire should be comfortable and loose fitting so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you are coming in for a knee problem please wear shorts, for a shoulder problem wear a tank top and for a low back problem wear a sweat shirt or sweat pants, again so we can expose that area for a complete examination.

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risk of injury reduction in athletes who used physical therapist-developed exercise programs.*

*American Journal of Sports Medicine, August 2008


Total Motion Physical Therapy encourages you to explore the following websites to learn more about physical therapy and your body.

The official site of the American Physical Therapy Association.

The American Association of Retired Persons’ website contains a wealth of information about getting and staying in shape.

The National Institute of Health brings you resources on just about any health topic, with an A to Z index and much more

The official webcite of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Information on resources, events and programs, breakthroughs in treatment and much more, brought to you by the Arthritis Foundation

From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, with information on everything from arthritis to women’s health

How To Become A Physical Therapist
A compiled an unbiased and updated list of every school that offers a Physical Therapist Degree in the US.