Questions & Answers

Why Physical Therapy?
Physical therapists can help improve or restore the mobility you need to move forward with your life. If you are looking for a possible alternative to surgery and/or pain medication, consider a physical therapist. Our PT’s are all licensed by the state of Missouri and have completed extensive and specialized educational requirements with each of us graduating with honors from accredited physical therapy education programs
Did you know?
That clinical research found that physical therapy can be as effective as surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee? (New England Journal of Medicine, September 2008)
What to Expect from our Physical Therapists?
When you visit us, you will experience the care of trusted health professionals who use research and proven treatments to help you regain independence and a better quality of life. Physical therapists are experts in the way the human body moves. We will use a variety of treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. We can also help you prevent loss of mobility by developing fitness and wellness oriented programs to help you achieve a healthier and more active lifestyle. Be sure to ask as many questions as you have and be confident that you’re on the road to mobility and improved quality of life.
What Insurance Plans does Atlas Cover?
Atlas accepts most major group insurance plans. We also accept Medicare, Worker’s Compensation, Auto Insurance and Private Insurance. Please note that we are able to accept some Medicaid patients at this time, please call us for verification. For a complete listing of insurance providers, please click here.
What are my financial obligations as a patient?
Physical Therapy services are covered by most plans and your obligation, which is usually a co-pay or a percentage of the contracted amount, will depend on your specific plan. To best determine your co-pay, deductible or percentage amount, please contact us or call the number for provider relations on the back of your insurance card.
Can I be seen without a prescription or doctor’s referral?
Yes and no. The state of Missouri requires a doctor’s prescription for all physical therapy services, but you can be seen for an inital screening. Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is proud to offer a free screening service to help determine whether you need to see your physician for testing or treatment of the musculoskeletal system. After the inital screening, you will need a doctor’s prescription for further treatment.
If I do not carry insurance, can I still receive treatment at Atlas and what will it cost?
Yes you can, however, you must have a prescription from your physician to receive physical therapy services.  The cost of your treatment is contingent upon your individual treatment and we will be happy to let you know that cost prior to your visit.