How Do I Start Therapy?
If you are interested in scheduling an evaluation for your child, please call or email Power of Movement.
Power of Movement PT is an Insurance-friendly office that works with the family and their insurance company to get services covered. Insurance companies that we will work with are:
› Anthem BCBS
› Blue Cross Blue Shield
› GHI/Emblem Health
› Empire Plan/NYSHIP
› United Healthcare
Power of Movement PT will work with you and your insurance company to limit the out-of-pocket expense incurred. If approved for any insurance exemption, payment required will vary based on plan benefit (the insurance's deductible/coinsurance and copay).
WHAT DO I NEED TO HAVE FOR MY CHILD'S FIRST APPOINTMENT?
› Pediatrician’s or Physician’s Prescription
› Completed Medical History Form (online form)
› Health Insurance Card
› Form of payment: Cash, Check, HSA or FSA cards only (we do not accept credit cards)
PROVIDING THE TOOLS YOU NEED
For children ages 0-6, a formal standardized test will be conducted to screen your child’s skills based and address any additional concerns. For children 7 years and older, the evaluation will consists of a postural evaluation, applicable orthopedic exams, and assessment of skill set.
Following the evaluation, verbal feedback will be provided and clinicians will provide their clinical opinion as to whether your child would benefit from Physical Therapy and an appropriate frequency. In addition, clinicians will provide you with ideas and suggestions of things that you can work on at home. In some cases, they may recommend other types of evaluations from different educational and/or medical professionals that may help your child.
Therapy sessions are 45 minutes in length. Therapy will be one-on-one and involves structured, play-based sessions. Parent and caregiver participation in carryover activities will be instrumental in the progression of a child’s development. As a child progresses, parent(s) and/or caregivers will be provided with new exercises, activities, and ideas on how to perform these exercises in a play-based manner. Families are encouraged to record carryover activities on mobile devices to assist with proper execution.