Frequently Asked Questions
In the state of Illinois, a referral from a physician or other healthcare provider is no longer required for a patient to be seen and treated by a physical therapist. Direct Access. Direct Access regulations are as follows:
- The patient will be referred to their primary healthcare provider if functional improvement has not been shown after 10 visits or 15 business days (whichever comes first)
- A patient returning for the same or similar treatment 30 days after discharge will be referred to the primary healthcare provider
- Any condition found to be outside the scope of physical therapy practice when evaluated will be referred to an appropriate healthcare provider
Please check with your insurance provider as Direct Access allows for physical therapists to treat patients without a physician referral, but does not require insurance companies to pay for these services.
We are currently Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO (BCBS) and Medicare providers.
Yes! We offer cash-based payment as well. If you are opting for cash-based payment, the initial evaluation is $165.00 and each subsequent visit is $150.00. Payment is due at the time of your appointment.
Yes. We ask that if you are needing to cancel or change your appointment that you do so at least 24-hours in advance to your scheduled appointment. There is a $150.00 cancellation fee within the 24-hour period of your appointment or if you do not show up to your scheduled appointment.
Pelvic health physical therapy is similar to other physical therapy services in that you will be seen by a physical therapist to work towards goals for reduction in pain, improvement in function or quality of life. In pelvic health physical therapy we focus on the pelvic floor muscles and muscles that surround and support the pelvic floor muscles, abdominals, and other muscles that surround the pelvic floor.
The pelvic floor muscles are found in the bottom and sides of your pelvic bones that act in bladder, bowel, sexual function and overall pelvic support. Pelvic health physical therapy often involves internal examination and treatment of the pelvic floor muscles via the vagina or rectum. Only individuals who are specially trained to complete these examinations and treatments conduct these services, and each of our therapists at Kamin Physical Therapy are highly trained to do so.
You and your physical therapist will spend some time talking in a private treatment room about what is bringing you to physical therapy, your symptoms, and together will establish a treatment plan that addresses your goals for therapy. Following a review of your history, your therapist will perform an assessment of muscles and joints to get a better idea of what might be causing your symptoms. This might include external or internal examination of pelvic floor muscles, however this will be performed only if appropriate and only with your consent.
Duration and frequency of physical therapy is dependent on the condition you have and/or the symptoms you are presenting with. During your first appointment, your physical therapist will be able to use the history of the condition and examination findings to create a plan of care, as well as anticipate duration and frequency of treatment. Frequent reassessment as you progress with physical therapy will allow your physical therapist to evaluate your need for physical therapy on an ongoing basis.
All staff and patients must wear masks in the clinic as per CDC Guidelines since we are designated as a medical facility.
All Kamin Physical Therapy staff are fully vaccinated.
HEPA Air Purifiers are located throughout the clinics.
All treatment room & gym surfaces are disinfected with a hospital grade disinfectant spray between patients.
All common area surfaces are cleaned several times per day.
Hand sanitizer & soap dispensers are located throughout the clinics for patient & staff use.
We encourage all patients and staff to follow the necessary safety precautions and use common sense.