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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I expect on my first visit?
    • You will register with our friendly front office staff. They will help you navigate the registration process and treatment program so you can focus on your recovery.
    • You will meet with your therapist for the initial evaluation.
    • During the evaluation, your therapist will ask questions about your medical history, current pain, or injury. Open communication helps us understand your problem.
    • Your pain, movement, strength, coordination, and much more will be evaluated. Our purpose is to help you, so please ensure you communicate to your therapist if anything is hurting or bothering you during the examination.
    • Your therapist will recommend and prepare a course of treatments to ensure the quickest recovery and the best results. Your therapist will discuss the recommendations with you.
    • There will be some treatments performed the first day to get you started on your road to recovery. However, during the next visit you will get into the full swing of your treatment plan.
    • Your therapist will write up their findings and treatment plan to submit to your referring physician or other medical professional.

    You will schedule your series of visits. The amount of therapy needed will be discussed with you, depending on the recommendations of your therapist. It is best to book ahead as much as possible.

  • How do I know if therapy will help me?

    Working with you and your doctor, we can discuss your options and help determine if physical therapy will be the right choice for you. Contact us today to discuss your current condition and even set up a free consultation if you choose.

  • Can I go to any therapy clinic I choose?

    As a patient you have the right to receive therapy at any place you choose. At Maguire Therapy, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you need. We pride ourselves on providing a positive, encouraging environment with well-trained, friendly staff. We are confident in our ability to help you reach your goals and live a pain-free life.

  • How do I schedule an appointment?

    Call our office at 706-724-6543.  Our scheduling is easy and we offer convenient appointment times for you. We have appointments available from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Please have your prescription and insurance card available when you call. This will allow us to verify your insurance benefits and provide you with an estimate of coverage.

  • What should I bring to my first appointment?
    • A list of questions and symptoms that you would like to discuss.
    • A prescription (if needed) for occupational,physical or speech therapy from your referring physician.
    • Physical Therapists can begin treatment without a referral.
    • Insurance information (we will make a copy of your card).
    • A photo ID (Tricare members: As a medical provider, we will ask for a copy of your military ID in order to file your insurance as allowed, as your ID card also serves as your benefit identification.)
    • In case of an automobile accident or worker’s compensation claim, also bring any case manager or insurance adjuster contact names, phone numbers, and claim number.
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any remaining paperwork, so you can maximize your time in your evaluation.
  • Will it hurt?

    Therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. 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 please do not hesitate to contact our office. We do offer different payment options for your convenience. 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.

  • 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 lasts for 1 hour . 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 referring physician and, in some cases, your insurance coverage, your therapist will develop a plan of care 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?

    Therapists have years of university level training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of joint movement), neurology, and many other medical sciences. Our therapists have graduated from accredited therapy programs and are state licensed. Depending on the university, the physical therapy program is either a masters or doctorate level degree. Rest assured, your therapist is well trained to evaluate and treat your condition.

  • Do you offer programs for me once I’m better?

    Yes, once you have completed your therapy sessions, your therapist will review your continuing home program. We offer several wellness programs to fit your needs. Call or check with the front desk for more information about our wellness programs.

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