Frequently Asked Questions

What is a DPT?
A Doctor of Physical Therapy in which a patient can have direct access for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities related to movement, function, and health. (APTA 2020 vision statement)

Do I have to be referred from my Doctor?
No, Iowa is a direct access state meaning you can come directly to a physical therapist unless required by your insurance.

Do you work with insurances?
Yes. Many local insurers will be in network. We can provide documentation for those that are out of network so that you may submit for reimbursement of services as well.

What if I don't have insurance?
There are options for self pay. Please call to discuss.

Is Dry Needling painful?
Often with Dry Needling, there may be an involuntary twitch of the muscle, which is the desired reaction. This may also be a deep ache, warmth, or pressure. Some general soreness after treatment is not unusual.

How long is a typical visit? Most visits will be about 45 minutes.

How long will I be in therapy?
Many people see changes in the first few visits, but often we need to work through the body's typical healing stages which may take 6-8 weeks or longer based on surgery or issues.

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