Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Q: How do I get in touch or make an appointment?   

A: Call or send a text message to 504-251-5229, or click here to make an appointment online.

Q: Do I need a prescription, or a referral from a doctor, a NP (Nurse Practitioner), a PA (Physician's Assistant), or a Chiropractor?

A: No. The Initial Evaluation can be done without prescription. For further treatment, you will need to bring a prescription or referral, and provide your doctor's name and phone number so we can send him or her updates on your treatment.

Q: Do I need to pay for the Initial Evaluation?

A: Yes.

Q: Do I need Insurance?

A: No.

Q: Do you accept insurance?

A: No.

Q: Can I be reimbursed by my insurance?

A: It depends on your insurance. On request we will provide a 'superbill' for you to present to your insurance for out of pocket payments.

Q: How do I pay?

A: Payment is by cash, check or credit card.

Q: When is payment due?

A: At the time of service.

Q: What makes Pain Relief PT treatment different from Physical Therapy or a Massage?

A: Pain Relief PT employs manual skills to determine restrictions, tightness and sites of pain and then, using scientifically established observations, removes those restrictions and limitations.

Q: What do I need to wear for treatment?

A: Comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Wear shorts if treatment is for lower back, hips or knees.

Q: How will my medical care provider (MD, NP) know about my progress?

A: Your therapist will email/fax a POC (Plan of Care) to your medical care provider.

Q: Do I need to provide medical history?

A: Yes, it will be recorded on your Intake Form.

Q: How many treatments will I need and how often do I need to come?

A: Usually you need a minimum of 4 treatments, ideally 1-2 times a week, but it depends on your condition and other circumstances.

Q: Are you insured ?

A: Yes, we carry standard Malpractice Insurance.

Q: Are you licensed in Louisiana?

A: Yes, PT License 00523.

Q: How long is each treatment session?

A: 50- 60 minutes.

Q: Will I have a HEP (Home Exercise Program)?

A: Usually, yes.

Q: Do you offer any discounts?

A: Yes - please see payment options on the Payment page.

Q: What is MFR?

A: MFR stands for Myofascial Release - read more in About MFR.