Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Choosing a physical therapy provider is a big decision, and it’s yours to make! Whether you have a referral, or if you’re coming to us as a direct access patient, we want to make sure you have all the tools and information you need to make an appointment. If you’re interested in becoming a new patient at PPTSM, here’s what you need to know.

What to Expect

Speak to your physician
or come on in

You don’t need a referral, but you may want your doctor to send us your information ahead of time.

Fill out your

It takes about 20 minutes, and you can fill it out ahead of time, or just arrive a little early for your first appointment.

Have your first

We will discuss your pain or limitations and the problems you’re experiencing, and set a plan with your therapist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a doctor's referral for an appointment?

Due to a recent change in Georgia state law, a physician referral is not required to receive physical therapy services at Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.

How long will it take for my evaluation?

First evaluations typically take between 60-90 minutes and follow-up evaluations range from 45-60 minutes depending upon the diagnosis and the nature of the problem. Your therapist will discuss with you the expectations for your recovery, and will help you to set realistic goals and timelines to complete your recovery.

Do you need my medical history information?

Yes. Before your appointment please print and complete our Online Patient Information Forms. This will expedite your visit and allow our staff to determine if there are any preconditions that may prevent you from being able to receive rehabilitation from our clinic.

What should I wear to my therapy session?

It is recommended that you wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. Additionally, please bring any braces, splints, or similar equipment that you are using. Do not wear jeans or similar pants.

What do I need to bring to my therapy session?

On your first day of therapy, remember to bring a photo ID, your insurance information, any paper referrals, insurance pre-authorization, prescriptions, and any copies of diagnostic tests or procedures.

Does physical therapy hurt?

Physical Therapy should not hurt for the majority of diagnoses, but there may be a small amount of muscle soreness 1-2 days following an initial evaluation and the start of an exercise program. The patient should stop any activity that creates significant pain and they should call their physical therapist immediately.

Does my Physical Therapist communicate with my doctor?

Following an initial evaluation your therapist will fax a copy of the evaluation to the referring physician. They also fax all pertinent progress notes and discharge summaries. If necessary, the therapist will call your physician with any questions regarding progress or diagnosis. It is expected that a patient inform the physical therapist of all upcoming doctor appointments.

Do you accept my insurance?

We work with nearly all major insurances. If you’d like to confirm your insurance coverage, please let us know! We can check for you when you schedule your first appointment.