What To Expect/Insurance

Perception Physical Therapy
 
Your first physical therapy visit is called your Initial Evaluation.

To be prepared for your first visit please do the following:

  • Arrive 15 minutes early to complete the new patient check in process. Click here to download and print our New Patient Forms. Please bring these completed forms to your first appointment.

  • Bring your photo ID, all insurance card(s) and a list of your medications with dosage.

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

 

We start with what's bothering you and ask some follow-up questions to get at the heart of what's going on. Next we do some testing to see how you are moving and what is contributing to your symptoms. Then we explain what we found, what that means, and what we can do to help. We give you some things to start doing at home, design your physical therapy program to fit your life, and make follow-up appointments.

 
What happens next?

Your treatment is tailored to your goals. Each visit we do some testing to see how you have progressed. Then we adjust your home program to keep you moving forward. 

How long does physical therapy take?

That answer is different for everyone. Did you have a surgery? How old are you? Do you have any prior injuries? These are the kinds of questions that determine how long your PT program will take.

 

Each visit of physical therapy is  about 60 minutes.

How often to I have to come in?

Our goal is to give you as much independence as possible. Maybe you just had a surgery and there is a specific post-op protocol to follow from your doctor. Perhaps you live outside Anchorage and can only make it to town every 1-2 months. What ever your situation we work with you to decide on a plan. 

What if I have questions between visits?

We are only a phone call or an email away. If you have to leave a message it means we are with another patient and will call you back within 24 business hours. Having an emergency? Please call 911 or go to the Emergency Room at your closest hospital.

What happens when I am done with physical therapy?

Take care of your body for life. 

Physical Therapy is like going to the dentist. Ideally you see your dentist every 6 months. You brush and floss your teeth every day between those 6-month visits. You don't just go to the dentist when you have a cavity or only brush your teeth when the dentist does it. 

Physical Therapy works the same way. Once you establish a relationship with a Physical Therapist think of them like your dentist. Check in occasionally to get a "cleaning" and especially at the first sign "something is off." Think of your exercises like brushing your teeth. Do a little something every day to keep your body in good shape. 

 
Do I need a referral from my doctor?

Alaska is a "direct access" state. That means you can make an appointment for any physical therapist you want without a doctor's prescription. However, some insurances require a referral or a pre-authorization before you attend physical therapy in order to cover the cost. Please confirm with your insurance company what they require.

 
How much does physical therapy cost?

Please contact your insurance provider to confirm your physical therapy benefits, deductible, and co-pay. Most people use their insurance for physical therapy, but you don't have to have insurance to get treated at our clinic. If you don't have insurance we will design a treatment plan that fits your budget. Please see our prices below.

Evaluation Charges:

  • Initial Evaluation (97161, 97162, 97163): $256

  • Re-Evaluation (97164): $174

Treatment Charges:

  • Therapeutic Exercise (97110): $92/unit

  • Neuromuscular Re-Education (97112): $105/unit

  • Gait Training (97116): $91/unit

  • Manual Therapy (97140): $85/unit

  • Therapeutic Activity (97530): $115/unit

  • Orthotic Fitting (97760): $142/unit

  • Orthotic Fabrication per Pair: $225 (3/4 length) and $250 (full length or leather)

  • Unlisted Therapeutic Procedure (97139): $50/unit

Cash-Pay Price (non-insurance):​

  • Contact us for pricing that fits your budget.

Your first visit will consist of an Initial Evaluation plus 1-3 treatment units. Follow-up visits typically consist of 3-5 treatment units. Each treatment unit is between 8-15 minutes  and each physical therapy visit is about 60 minutes total.

Are you in network with my insurance?

We accept commercial, automobile, and worker's compensation insurance and are in-network with the following insurances: 

  • Medicare

  • Medicaid

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • VA/Triwest/PC3/CCN

  • Cigna

  • Aetna

  • Meritain

  • EBMS/Public Education Health Trust

  • GEHA

  • Tricare/Health Net Federal Services

  • United Healthcare

 

Please contact your insurance provider to confirm your in-network  and out-of-network coverage. 

Don't see your insurance listed above? Let us know and we will see what it takes to get you covered. You do not need to have insurance to be treated at our clinic. We are happy to design a treatment and payment plan that works for your budget.​

How do I know physical therapy is the right choice for me?

What Physical Therapy can treat.

Learn more about the techniques we use.

Meet our Physical Therapists.

Schedule an appointment.