FAQs

  • Why is balance so important?

    Balance is the ability to maintain the body’s center of mass over its base of support. A properly functioning balance system allows humans to see clearly while moving, identify orientation with respect to gravity, determine direction and speed of movement, and make automatic postural adjustments to maintain posture and stability in various conditions and activities. The lack of balance can lead individuals to suffer falls and injuries that are preventable:

    • One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year.
    • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall

    Maintain your balance and health with Freedom Rehab by requesting an appointment today.

  • Where can I find a physical and occupational therapist?

    As a patient you have the right to receive physical and occupational therapy at any place you choose. At Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Balance Center, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you need.

    We pride ourselves on providing a positive, encouraging environment with well-trained, friendly staff.  We are confident in our ability to help you reach your goals and live a pain-free life.

  • What should I know about aquatic physical therapy and aquatic occupational therapy?

    Aquatic physical therapy and aquatic occupational therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical and occupational therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians.

    Our physical and occupational therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.

    While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, our physical and occupational therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels.

    The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

  • Can I benefit from aquatic therapy treatment?

    Working with you and your doctor, we can discuss your options and help determine if aquatic therapy will be the right choice for you. Call us today at (941) 400-1505 to discuss your current condition or request an appointment now.

  • How can I schedule an appointment?

    Our scheduling is easy and we offer a convenient location and appointment times for you. We have morning, afternoon, and evening appointments available to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Call us today at (941) 400-1505 to request an appointment.

  • Do you treat my condition at your clinic?

    Physical and occupational therapists have years of college-level training with degrees in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (the study of joint movement), neurology, and many of the other health sciences.

    Our physical and occupational therapists have extensive experience in Aquatic Therapy and vestibular rehab. Rest assured, your therapist is well trained to evaluate and treat your condition.

  • How long will my appointments take?

    Typically, the first session lasts for 1 hour.. Each session after that may be 45-60 minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs, and your therapist will discuss this with you.

  • Do I need to wear certain types of clothes for my appointments?

    Dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy access for the therapist to examine your problem areas.  If you are coming for Aquatic Therapy, it is best to come wearing your bathing suit to make your visit easier.

    For treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear.

  • Will my insurance cover my appointments?

    Yes, in most cases it does. Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Balance Center will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy.

    For more information, visit our insurance plan page and please do not hesitate to contact our Port Charlotte aquatic physical therapy and aquatic occupational therapy office. We do offer different payment options for your convenience.

  • How long will it take to notice relief?

    Each person is different as there are many contributing factors to one’s condition. However, typically most clients notice improvement within the second week of consistent participation. The increase in core strength and endurance provides positive feedback that stimulates a reduction in pain.

  • What is the best payment method for my sessions?

    We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service.

    Your insurance benefits will be determined before your first visit, and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary..

  • What should I do if I don’t have insurance?

    For patients who do not have insurance, we offer a discounted fee, due at the time of service.

  • I want to come prepared for my first appointment – what should I do?

    Please have your insurance card available when you call. This will allow us to verify your insurance benefits and provide you with an estimate of coverage.

    To bring on your first visit:

    • Insurance information (we will make a copy of your card).
    • Print out the patient forms, fill them out, and bring them with you. If you are unable to do this, please allow for extra time to fill these out upon your arrival.
    • Please wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your problem areas.
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any remaining paperwork, so you can maximize your time in your evaluation.