Once we open, we shall accept patients/clients who critically need physical therapy at this time as we are still considered as an essential business. We have two modes: 1) Telehealth; and 2) In-person (for post-surgical and cases where telehealth won't be as beneficial as in-person sessions). We continue to observe the latest city, state, and federal guidelines to flatten the curve further.
Face Masks, face cloth, and face shields: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/information-for/you-and-your-family/face-masks-or-cloth-face-covering
WA Governor's mandate for Telemedicine: https://bit.ly/3cpHMSh
Snohomish County Reopening Phases and Guidelines: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/5606/WA-State-Reopening-Guidelines
Snohomish County Health District: https://www.snohd.org/484/Novel-Coronavirus-2019
PTWA President's Treatment Guidelines: https://bit.ly/34LdA1m
It is not required in Washington state due to the Direct Access Law which allows patients to gain immediate access to physical therapists' services for evaluation and treatment without physician referral.
We are very happy to have cut the excessive bureaucracy from our practice since we stopped taking insurances. Physical therapists in a traditional in-network outpatient setting are overwhelmed with rubbish paperwork which steals away time from patient care. This is non-existent in a direct care physical therapy model like ours. With great respect to the sanctity of patient-therapist relationship, we have striven to put physical therapy back the way it was before - executing its intentional one-on-one nature to any individual seeking rehabilitation due to injury or chronic illnesses. In each phase of rehabilitation towards wellness/fitness, we ensure easy access, convenience, and affordability.
Absolutely! Everyone would agree that that each individual benefits from a personalized service directly provided to them. Our practice strives to keep you physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy to keep doing the things that give you life's purpose (preventive) - not only attending to your needs when the time you accidentally get hurt or lost a physical ability due to an injury or illness (reactive).
At P5, we invest in knowing our patients better by spending more time to listen to their story and passion in life which greatly gives us a better picture of how to optimally keep you as a productive individual. Every visit will be casual with absolute intent to get you better and in keeping informed and reassured by keeping our ears open - to answer your questions and in prioritizing your needs.
Yes. If you have a chronic condition that you need to retard its progression or if you just want to maintain your physical mobility and strength, we are more than glad to have you under our Fitness Program.
Enrollment REQUIRES a medical clearance with a signed Physical Activity Readiness Assessment (PAR-Q) from your primary care provider.
If you need skilled physical therapy due to medical necessity, we are more than glad to refer you to a great physical therapy practice that accepts Medicare patients. You may support the Medicare Patient Empowerment Act (S.2182) that would enhance your options for care in the future as a Medicare Beneficiary.