For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.
Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.
We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.
We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.
As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.
Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.
– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.
Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.
We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.
Each visit will last 60 – 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.
“Harbor Physical Therapy Columbia, Maryland – Frank is wonderful. Professional, focused, motivating, and best of all you get results. He examines, evaluates, diagnoses, develops treatment plans, and provide prognosis for you on an individual basis. With exercise, mobilization, manipulation, heat, cold, and electrical stimulation, they work to restore function, improve mobility, and decrease pain with the goal of re-establishing your prior functional level. They focus on the evaluation of strength, balance, range of motion, co-ordination, endurance, and posture of each individual patient. Each patient’s individual treatment plan is geared toward reaching specific rehabilitation goals, therapist and patient work together as a team. They help in determining realistic goals through their knowledge of pathology and prognosis. I am moving to another state and am hoping I can find a therapist as dedicated and caring as Frank.”