Frequently Asked Questions

Clients

Why should I choose Home-based Physical and Occupational Therapy?


As a patient, you have the right to choose where and who you would like to receive rehabilitation services from. Most patients prefer to have these services in their home. There are several reasons for this:

  1. It reduces the risk of exposure to COVID
  2. It allows the therapist to address any concerns regarding the access and safety of your home
  3. The goal is to establish a healthy lifestyle and it makes sense to do that where you live!




Is my therapist licensed?


​All of our physical therapists and occupational therapists are Licensed by the State of Florida and hold advanced degrees in therapy. In addition, our team is also trained in speciality areas such as Health Coaching, Kinesiology, Geriatric Exercise Science, Lymphedema treatment, LSVT (Parkinsons Program), and Dementia just to name a few.




What’s next after physical therapy?


​Throughout your sessions of therapy, your therapist will be providing you with home exercises and self-management techniques to promote independence. This will also propel you towards reaching your goals and returning to your prior level of function. A robust Home Exercise Program will be established to support you in maintaining all the health and fitness goals that you achieved during your episode of therapy.




How does the billing process work?


​After verifying your Medicare benefits, each session will be submitted to your health insurance company for review. Coverage of insurance is strictly dependent on your individualized plan. We do our best to provide you with this information in regards to your copay or coinsurance, prior to your initial evaluation, so you are aware of your out of pocket costs.




Can I go directly to my physical therapist?


​Florida is a “Direct Access State”, meaning you do not need a referral from a physician for physical therapy. This means you are able to directly discuss your concerns as a first line of care for pain or injury. Occupational Therapy requires a prescription from a physician or nurse practitioner. We always want to work collaboratively with your physician to provide a comprehensive care plan, so we do send your plan of care to your physician for signature.




What if my problem or pain returns?


​Many patients may go weeks, months or years before their symptoms return.As part of your comprehensive, patient focused therapy we provide you with the techniques and self-management exercises to manage your symptoms independently after the episode of care is complete. In the instance that your symptoms do return or new symptoms arise, we want you to feel free to call us and discuss the option of resuming therapy.




What types of treatments will I receive?


The type of therapy you will receive is dependent on your specific needs. The evaluation will paint the picture of your physical function and its impact on your lifestyle. This information is utilized to fashion a specific plan of care to meet your individual needs. We have many tools to address your needs including whole body vibration, electrical stimulation therapy, ultrasound therapy, cold therapy, heat therapy,self-care retraining, home safety assessment, strengthening and stabilization exercises, flexibility training, balance and neuromuscular retraining as well as manual interventions including soft tissue mobilizations or joint manipulations. Depending on your course of treatment, your therapist will decide which of these interventions will provide you with the best results.




Why should I choose Novoleo Therapy and Fitness for my therapy?


​As a therapy owned and operated mobile practice, we pride ourselves on individualized treatment plans that are specific to each and every individual’s goals and lifestyle. When you choose our company you can expect to be treated by seasoned professionals with a commitment to provide exemplary outpatient services in the comfort of your own home. We have a proven track record of success because we close all the gaps in function and empower you with knowledge to maintain your health and fitness.




Why are people referred to physical and occupational  therapy?


​There are many reasons patients may be referred to therapy such as shoulder pain, back pain, difficulty walking, arthritis, falls, joint replacements, Parkinsons, post-stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, loss of function that inhibits independence in self-care skills, and generalized strengthening and balance training to reduce fall occurrences. Our main priority is to get you to meet or exceed your functional independence goals and return to your desired lifestyle.




How many visits will I need?


On your first visit, you will have the opportunity to discuss your plan of care with your physical or occupational therapist to determine the best course of action. They will estimate the number of visits you will need. We often see results quickly and the number of visits can range from as little as 2 or more, depending on your rehabilitation diagnosis. We highly encourage our patients to complete their therapy plan to maximize their benefits and return to their functional lifestyle.




How long will each treatment last?


​You should expect your initial evaluation to last from 60-90 minutes, with follow up appointments lasting 45-60 minutes depending on your plan of care.




How should I dress?


​We recommend wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothes including T-shirts, sweats, shorts and good supportive shoes, such as gym shoes.




What do you need from me to get started?


Prior to your first visit, you will send a copy of your identification card, as well as your insurance card so that we can verify your insurance benefits. We will send you paperwork via email that you can complete online if you able.




What happens during my first visit?


​During your first visit, a thorough interview, evaluation and examination will be performed. This encompasses evidenced-based standardized testing, and a health questionnaire. Based on your particular needs there may be more or less testing required.





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Why should I choose Home-based Physical and Occupational Therapy?


As a patient, you have the right to choose where and who you would like to receive rehabilitation services from. Most patients prefer to have these services in their home. There are several reasons for this:

  1. It reduces the risk of exposure to COVID
  2. It allows the therapist to address any concerns regarding the access and safety of your home
  3. The goal is to establish a healthy lifestyle and it makes sense to do that where you live!




Is my therapist licensed?


​All of our physical therapists and occupational therapists are Licensed by the State of Florida and hold advanced degrees in therapy. In addition, our team is also trained in speciality areas such as Health Coaching, Kinesiology, Geriatric Exercise Science, Lymphedema treatment, LSVT (Parkinsons Program), and Dementia just to name a few.




What’s next after physical therapy?


​Throughout your sessions of therapy, your therapist will be providing you with home exercises and self-management techniques to promote independence. This will also propel you towards reaching your goals and returning to your prior level of function. A robust Home Exercise Program will be established to support you in maintaining all the health and fitness goals that you achieved during your episode of therapy.




How does the billing process work?


​After verifying your Medicare benefits, each session will be submitted to your health insurance company for review. Coverage of insurance is strictly dependent on your individualized plan. We do our best to provide you with this information in regards to your copay or coinsurance, prior to your initial evaluation, so you are aware of your out of pocket costs.




Can I go directly to my physical therapist?


​Florida is a “Direct Access State”, meaning you do not need a referral from a physician for physical therapy. This means you are able to directly discuss your concerns as a first line of care for pain or injury. Occupational Therapy requires a prescription from a physician or nurse practitioner. We always want to work collaboratively with your physician to provide a comprehensive care plan, so we do send your plan of care to your physician for signature.




What if my problem or pain returns?


​Many patients may go weeks, months or years before their symptoms return.As part of your comprehensive, patient focused therapy we provide you with the techniques and self-management exercises to manage your symptoms independently after the episode of care is complete. In the instance that your symptoms do return or new symptoms arise, we want you to feel free to call us and discuss the option of resuming therapy.




What types of treatments will I receive?


The type of therapy you will receive is dependent on your specific needs. The evaluation will paint the picture of your physical function and its impact on your lifestyle. This information is utilized to fashion a specific plan of care to meet your individual needs. We have many tools to address your needs including whole body vibration, electrical stimulation therapy, ultrasound therapy, cold therapy, heat therapy,self-care retraining, home safety assessment, strengthening and stabilization exercises, flexibility training, balance and neuromuscular retraining as well as manual interventions including soft tissue mobilizations or joint manipulations. Depending on your course of treatment, your therapist will decide which of these interventions will provide you with the best results.




Why should I choose Novoleo Therapy and Fitness for my therapy?


​As a therapy owned and operated mobile practice, we pride ourselves on individualized treatment plans that are specific to each and every individual’s goals and lifestyle. When you choose our company you can expect to be treated by seasoned professionals with a commitment to provide exemplary outpatient services in the comfort of your own home. We have a proven track record of success because we close all the gaps in function and empower you with knowledge to maintain your health and fitness.




Why are people referred to physical and occupational  therapy?


​There are many reasons patients may be referred to therapy such as shoulder pain, back pain, difficulty walking, arthritis, falls, joint replacements, Parkinsons, post-stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, loss of function that inhibits independence in self-care skills, and generalized strengthening and balance training to reduce fall occurrences. Our main priority is to get you to meet or exceed your functional independence goals and return to your desired lifestyle.




How many visits will I need?


On your first visit, you will have the opportunity to discuss your plan of care with your physical or occupational therapist to determine the best course of action. They will estimate the number of visits you will need. We often see results quickly and the number of visits can range from as little as 2 or more, depending on your rehabilitation diagnosis. We highly encourage our patients to complete their therapy plan to maximize their benefits and return to their functional lifestyle.




How long will each treatment last?


​You should expect your initial evaluation to last from 60-90 minutes, with follow up appointments lasting 45-60 minutes depending on your plan of care.




How should I dress?


​We recommend wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothes including T-shirts, sweats, shorts and good supportive shoes, such as gym shoes.




What do you need from me to get started?


Prior to your first visit, you will send a copy of your identification card, as well as your insurance card so that we can verify your insurance benefits. We will send you paperwork via email that you can complete online if you able.




What happens during my first visit?


​During your first visit, a thorough interview, evaluation and examination will be performed. This encompasses evidenced-based standardized testing, and a health questionnaire. Based on your particular needs there may be more or less testing required.