Frequent Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

Contact Ally Physical Therapy directly via Website or Phone number below.
Main: (484) 624-5594

Do I need a prescription from a doctor?

With direct access, you can be evaluated and treated for 30 days without a prescription or referral. If physical therapy services were to extend past the initial 30 days, then a prescription would be required.

How long does a session last?

• Your first visit will last approximately 60-90 minutes.

• Follow-up sessions will typically last 45-60 minutes.

• Wellness assessments are up to 30 minutes for just upper or lower body assessments and up to 60 minutes for a total body wellness assessments

Do you accept my insurance?

Ally Physical Therapy is in network with all major health insurance providers. Call to see if we are in network with your insurance carrier.

What is the difference between a wellness assessment and a physical therapy appointment?

A wellness assessment is not for painful conditions. Wellness assessments are meant to identify problems (weakness, limited range of motion, etc) that could lead to injury and address them with an exercise program. These are preventative medicine visits.

Physical therapy visits are to treat painful conditions and/or injuries. Things like a sore neck or back, injured shoulder, sprained ankle, etc. If this sounds more like your situation, you need to be a physical therapy patient. PT visits will go beyond just a prescribed home exercise program and may include manual (hands on) therapy, patient education, and taping.

Things to think about:

1). One-on-one time with your PT

We only see 1 patient per PT at a time. That means when you come in for your appointment, it’s just you and your PT for the entire appointment. That increase in time spent with your PT cuts down on the number of visits you need overall because you can accomplish so much more in a single session

2). Who’s providing your treatment while you’re in the clinic – a PT or support staff?

Your entire appointment is spent with your PT only and you won’t get shuffled around to another person. This means you get educated throughout your treatment, can have adjustments made on the fly as needed, and always have the most highly skilled therapy eye on you during your treatment to ensure you’re doing everything right and getting the most out of your visits.

3). Is your PT visit full of passive things you could do at home?

Can’t you just heat or ice at home? Yes, you can. And that’s exactly when you should do it if you need to. While it might feel good to sit there on those passive modalities, they ultimately won’t fix you. Don’t you want your appointment spent doing the things that will actually address your problem and fix it? Those are things like exercise, manual therapy and patient education.

4). Can you get wellness, preventative or injury prevention visits?

Insurance companies do not cover musculoskeletal wellness or injury prevention by a physical therapist. This is why you typically do not find any wellness services at large outpatient practices.

However, those services are incredibly important. It is MUCH less expensive to prevent injuries than to treat them once they have occurred. It’s also less time missed doing your favorite things if you can prevent them as well. We would much rather work with patients on getting strong and mobile and preventing injuries instead of treating them after an injury has occurred.