From the moment you walk through the door for physical therapy in McAllen and Rio Grande City, you’ll find a team of caring professionals who are dedicated to your wellbeing.

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Our team provides relaxing physical therapy in McAllen and Rio Grande, and is here to answer your questions and explain your treatment plan. If you need our assistance, we are here to help.

We make it easy to get the care you need by offering a variety of appointment times to fit your schedule. To learn more about our staff, facilities, equipment, treatment plans, contact us using the form below.

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New Patient Forms for Physical Therapy in McAllen and Rio Grande

To expedite your first visit for physical therapy in McAllen, please download the applicable paperwork. Print it, complete it and bring it with you when you come in for your first visit.

Patient-centric care

Our team is here to answer your questions and explain your treatment plan. We can provide any required documentation, including Workers’ Compensation, depositions, and expert witness services. If you need our assistance, we are here to help.

We make it easy to get the care you need by offering a variety of appointment times to fit your schedule. To learn more about our staff, facilities, equipment, treatment plans, contact us using the form below.

Make an Appointment

New Patient Forms

To expedite your first visit, please download the applicable paperwork. Print it, complete it and bring it with you when you come in for your first visit.

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Aquatic therapy consists of an exercise program that is performed in the water under the care of a Licensed Physical Therapist. This type of therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist the patient with pain reduction, general strengthening, improving joint motion using gentle resistance or assistance, and gentle compression to areas with inflammation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens during my first visit?
    Please arrive 10-15 minute prior to your evaluation in order to complete the appropriate paper work or you can download the paperwork from our website and have fill it out prior to your appointment to make the process easier. At that time, our office staff will review your personal explanation of rehabilitation benefits quoted from your insurance provider. During your first visit, your therapist will conduct an initial evaluation to assess your current condition. Your initial evaluation may consist of objective findings and testing followed by an appropriate treatment plan, encompassing a home-exercise program, and discussing the length and frequency of your rehabilitation. A copy of your Initial Evaluation will be sent to your physician. You and your therapist, in cooperation with your physician, will determine what goals are to be achieved during physical or occupational therapy. To ensure clear and concise communication to your doctor and insurance provider, your therapist will use electronic documentation during each visit to document your treatment and progression toward these goals. Please plan for a 30 minute to 1 hour assessment.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    Make sure you bring your physical therapy referral (provided to you by your doctor) and your payment information. If your insurance is covering the cost of physical therapy, bring your insurance card. If you are covered by Workers' Compensation, bring your claim number and your case manager's contact information. If you are covered by auto insurance or an attorney lien, make sure you bring this information.
  • How should I dress?
    Remember to wear clothes that are suitable for your treatment. Please also bring your insurance card, the prescription you received from your healthcare provider and any other reports/paperwork/results that you may have as well. Should you be using any medical assistive devices such as a brace, splint or crutches, please be sure you bring them to your visits.
  • How long will each treatment last?
    Treatment sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes per visit.
  • How many visits will I need?
    This is highly variable. You may need one visit or you may need months of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, etc. You will be re-evaluated on a monthly basis and when you see your doctor, we will provide you with a progress report with our recommendations.
  • When is physical therapy a good choice?
    Research has proven that physical therapy can help individuals avoid surgery in some instances. A combination of manual physical therapy and supervised exercise can delay or prevent the need for surgery. Pursuing an exercise program designed by a physical therapist can be one of the best protections from injury and surgery. We at Athletico recommend you speak to your healthcare provider about prescribing physical therapy before other methods such as prescription medication.
  • What do physical therapists do?
    You have probably heard of the profession of physical therapy. Maybe you have had a conversation with a friend about how physical therapy helped get rid of his or her back pain, or you might know someone who needed physical therapy after an injury. You might even have been treated by a physical therapist yourself. But have you ever wondered about physical therapists--who they are and what they do? Many people are familiar with physical therapists' work helping patients with orthopedic problems, such as low back pain or knee surgeries, to reduce pain and regain function. Others may be aware of the treatment that physical therapists provide to assist patients recovering from a stroke (e.g., assisting them with recovering use of their limbs and walking again).
  • Why are people referred to physical therapists?
    You and others may be referred to physical therapy because of a movement dysfunction associated with pain. Your difficulty with moving part(s) of your body (like bending at the low back or difficulty sleeping on your shoulder, etc.) very likely results in limitations with your daily activities (e.g., difficulty getting out of a chair, an inability to play sports, or trouble with walking, etc.). Physical therapists treat these movement dysfunctions and their associated pains and restore your body's ability to move in a normal manner.
  • Why should I choose a private practice physical therapist?
    We believe that we can provide you with the highest quality of care available and do it in a cost-effective manner. You will work closely with your physical therapist and in most instances, your case will be managed by the same physical therapist from the beginning to the end of your experience with us.
  • What happens if my problem or pain returns?
    Flare ups are not uncommon. If you have a flare up (exacerbation), give us a call. We may suggest you come back to see us, return to your doctor, or simply modify your daily activities or exercise routine.
  • Can I go directly to my physical therapist?
    In most cases, you have the right to choose any physical therapy clinic. Our practice is a provider for many different insurance plans. The best thing to do is give us a call and we will attempt to answer all of your questions.
  • Can my therapist provide me with a diagnosis?
    In most states, physical therapists cannot make a medical diagnosis. This is something that your medical doctor will provide for you. Physical therapists are important members of your medical team. At this point in time, physicians are typically the health care providers that will provide you with a medical diagnosis.

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