Frequently Asked Questions
What Can PT Do For Me That I Can’t Do On My Own?
Physical Therapists are specially trained in proper rehabilitation and management of different injuries and dysfunctions. Your therapy includes manual manipulation by your therapist that will release tightness, stretch, increase range of motion, and help your body respond to the exercises.
Each exercise you are given is designed to “fire up” and strengthen very specific muscles that you need to regain function after injury, improve your biomechanics, and prevent further injury. Physical Therapists are specially trained on what techniques are best applied to specific injuries and at what stage of healing.
Will I sweat at my therapy session?
You get what you put into your session, and if you’re working hard there’s a good chance you’ll break a sweat. Bring a water bottle!
Will therapy hurt?
You might feel some discomfort as you work weak or tight muscles, but you should not feel any sharp pains. Be sure to let your therapist know if you experience any sharp pains.
What should I wear?
Your therapist needs access to your injured areas, so please wear loose fitting clothing that allows access to your injured parts. Women should wear sports bras.
How long does a session last?
Depending on the severity of your injury, you can expect to spend 1-2 hours at therapy. It is time well spent as you will gain mobility and strength that will help you prevent future injuries.
Will I have homework?
Your therapist may recommend that you perform some or all of your specific exercises on “off” days from therapy to continue your progress at home.
How often will I need to do therapy?
Most injuries benefit the most from 2-3 visits a week, with less visits weekly as you get ready to transition back to the gym or sport.
Will someone help me know what exercises to do each visit?
Your therapist will create a plan that a technician will have available to help guide you through your exercise regime. Your physical therapist may also work with your directly with your exercises to make sure you’re performing them correctly the first time and to see exactly how your body is responding. Technicians are also skilled at helping you perform correct movements as well as noting when it is time to increase the challenge.
What payment options does Catalyst PT offer?
Catalyst takes most major health insurance plans, as well as offers self-pay options for those without a plan or when insurance runs out.
Does Catalyst offer weekend hours?
We do not offer weekend hours, but we do offer early morning and evening hours to augment daytime hours.
Can I say to “no” to any exercise or therapy?
You absolutely can refuse a service that makes you uncomfortable. For example, we may suggest dry needling as an option for you, but if you are squeamish about needles you may opt out and we’ll use a different technique to accomplish the same desired response.