Do I need a prescription or referral?
Maryland is a state that practices Direct Access, so you don't need a prescription or referral to be seen by a physical therapist. However, if you want to submit your claim to insurance, and insurance requires a prescription, then you may need one to file your claim.
Will insurance cover my visit?
Laren Rusin, DPT, LLC, is a fee-for-service provider, and does not participate in any insurance plans. That allows more time for individualized treatment, and allows the session to cater to what the patient needs, not what insurance will cover. Every patient will be provided a bill at the end of their session with all information needed to file a claim with your insurance. If you have out of network benefits, you may get a percentage of the visit cost back once you file a claim.
What should I expect during my visit?
Appointments can last 45 or 60 minutes, depending on your preference. I usually recommend a 60 minute session if a patient is new to the practice. During the appointment, I will evaluate your main complaints, take a thorough history, and then perform an extensive, whole-body evaluation to try and determine the root cause of your complaint. Each session is private and you get my full attention, without patient or assistant interruption.
Treatment will consist of manual therapy techniques to address pain, dysfunction, and restore motion, along with exercise, neuromuscular re-education, or movement re-education to compliment the manual therapy. You will get some exercises or activities to work on at home, to augment your care between visits.
Where are you located?
The practice is located at 9077 Shady Grove Ct, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 -- right off I-270, I-370, and the InterCounty Connector.
Shady Grove Metro station is 1.25 miles away.