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Welcome to MAC Physical Therapy
We are here to help you enjoy your life pain-free! To make an appointment convenient for you, simply call us today at 703.430.2371. Our practice is dedicated to helping you identify the cause of your pain and create a personalized treatment program to help you meet your goals, allowing you to return to your normal activities pain-free.
At MAC Physical Therapy, we want you to maximize your time with us. Prior to your first visit, please follow the link below to download and print the paperwork. Bring it with you to your first visit, along with your insurance information and photo ID.
Before Your First Visit
Make a list of questions that you have to discuss on your first visit.
List signs and symptoms that can be of importance to the therapist.
Have in writing key past medical history, previous treatments, current medications, and other important information.
Please call our office to verify your insurance benefits.
Arrive 10 minutes early for your first appointment with completed new patient paperwork.
Bring with you a copy of your insurance card and a photo ID.
Improving strength, flexibility, and circulation is crucial to treating sciatic back and lower body aches. Among the most common categories of treatments for sciatica in physical therapy are:
You will register with our friendly front office staff. They will help you navigate the insurance process and treatment program so you can focus on your recovery.
You will meet with your physical 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.
Then we will proceed through an objective examination of the range of motion, strength, flexibility, mobility and stability. lastly we will use all the information given to provide you with a reason that you are having the pain you are having and a proposed treatment plan to resolve the issue. If this were a post surgical case we follow the protocol provided by the physician.
You will be educated on many different aspects of your injury and recovery such as a home exercise program, anatomy, activity restriction, ergonomics, posture, etc. The education is provided so that each patient has a better understanding of why they are having pain and how the treatment plan will reduce that pain and improve your function and mobility.
After an evaluation, you may experience some soreness as we will make you move in ways you may have been avoiding due to pain. To treat the problem, we need to know where it is coming from, and reproducing the pain is the best way to do that.
However, the treatment should not increase your pain, as therapy does not always need to be painful. If you are feeling sore or have increased soreness at the end of the session, we will try to reduce that feeling before you leave the clinic.
Some treatments will be performed on 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.
You will schedule your series of visits with the front desk. The amount of therapy needed will be discussed with you, depending on the recommendations of your therapist. We offer many convenient appointment times; however, prime times can become busy, so it is best to book ahead as much as possible.
Your therapist will write up their findings and treatment plan to submit to your referring physician or another medical professional who you choose.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call. We want to ensure your satisfaction and full recovery.
We gladly accept most insurance plans. Sports Rehab Therapist at Sterling, VA center to verify your insurance information, as we always add new insurance plans.
As a courtesy to our patients, we will verify your health benefits before your initial visit to determine if there will be a copay, deductible, or coinsurance for therapy services. For patients who do not have health insurance or who have maxed out their benefits, ask us about our cash price for services. Contact us today for more information on our fees for service and payment details.