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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a prescription for physical therapy?

Thanks to the advocacy of the FPTA nad APTA, Florida is a "direct access state". Florida allows direct access to physical therapy services or "self-referral". This means you are allowed to go directly to a physical therapist without a physician's referral first and receive treatment for 30 days. After 30 days, the therapist will need to get a treatment plan signed by an approved healthcare provider. Direct access saves you time and money, expediting your treatement, relief, and recovery. This is an especially important point for our many northern residents who spend their winters in sunny Florida!!!

Do you take health insurance?

We are in-network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield,Tricare and Medicare plans. We also can assess if you have out-of-network benefits.

What's my co-pay going to be? How much is the treatment going to cost?

We will contact your insurance company to determine the benefits that your plan offers before your first session at Potentia Therapeutics. You may have to pay a co-pay and/or a co-insurance during your visit.

Why should I seek services at Potentia Therapeutics if they are out of network with my insurance carrier?

We have your answer! Potentia Therapeutics is owned by a physical therapist who believes that the model for physical therapy and wellness should evoke confidence, trust, empathy, and appreciation in the provider-patient relationship. In this ever changing health care environment, it is imperative to provide the highest standard of health care with ethical and quality service, compassion and respect for the patient. We believe in quality over quantity and are proud to offer high levels of care customized to your goals and needs. We know that quality care delivered in a thoughtful manner will get you better, faster and so we provide a high level of patient care and ensure successful outcomes.

We do not practice a "patient mill" style of physical therapy because it undermines or treatment philosophy and ultimately prohibits us from doing our job effectively. Our therapists take the time needed to diagnose the underlying cause of your problem, correct it and make sure you are empowered to address your issue when you are away from the clinic. That is living powerfully!

I noticed you have wellness programs. What is this offering?

Wellness programs are offered to our past, current, and future patients. These programs are intended to help patients continue in their body health and wellness trainingunder the guidance of certified and licensed physical therapists. These programs would be associated with the various specialized training attained by our therapists; this includes, but is not limited to: pilates, VBARRE, GolfRX, strength and conditioning, dance training, and running assessments. We want to connect with the Tampa Bay community and highlight the importance of early detection and prevention of long term injury and dysfunction. We strive to develop your healthy habits and we are a resource for you even after the pain and dysfunction is gone!

What should I bring with me on my 1st visit?