Preparing for Physical Therapy
Please print out and complete the physical therapy patient information forms and bring them with you. If you prefer to complete the forms at our office please allow 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.
What to bring: Your physician's written prescription/referral to physical therapy, insurance card, patient information forms, photo ID, and a list of any current medications you are taking.
What to wear: Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. Footwear should be athletic and closed toed.
What to expect: Plan one hour for your first appointment. You will be evaluated by a licensed therapist to establish problem areas and to collaborate with you to set functional goals and to establish a plan of care. This visit usually includes instruction of a home exercise program for you to follow.
Insurance plans we accept: We are contracted with a large number of plans accepted by TOI physicians.
If your insurance is an HMO/managed care plan and you are required to obtain a referral from your primary care physician, the referral must be obtained before you can be seen for an office visit. Please coordinate this with your primary care physician in advance. Appointments will be rescheduled if required referrals are not received in the office by the time of your visit.
You will need a referral from your physician or medical provider (primary care doctor, nurse practitioner, orthopedic surgeon, podiatrist, etc.) for insurance to pay for your physical therapy treatment.
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute therapy services will accept an initial referral from your provider by fax, mail, or in person. Once we receive the referral, we will be happy to schedule the initial evaluation.