Employment

Currently all positions are filled but if you would like to inquire about possible openings please email and send your resume to blpthr@hotmail.com

Patient Referral Information

Patient Referral Information   Bonney Lake Physical Therapy and Hand Rehab is a provider for the following Insurance groups: Labor and Industries, Regence, Premera Blue Cross, Aetna, First Choice Health, Cigna, Uniform Medical Plan, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, including ALL auto insurance policies and PIP. All other insurances billed at patient’s request.

FAQ's

How do I pay for treatment?

We accept payment via cash, check, and soon debit and credit card. If you have insurance coverage there may be a deductible or co-pay required. We will contact your insurance company to verify your benefits for Therapy. Some insurance providers have restrictions on specific treatments. As a courtesy, Bonney Lake Physical Therapy & Hand Rehab files your primary insurance as well as any secondary coverage. You will be billed for any cost share (if applicable) after your insurance has paid their portion.

Do you accept my Insurance?

We accept most major insurance coverage. Here is a partial list: Tricare, Medicare, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Aetna, Workers Compensation, and more! At the time of scheduling your first appointment we request that you provide us your insurance information so that we may verify your benefits and coverage.

Do I need a referral?

The state of Washington has “Direct Access” to Physical Therapy, which means that you are not legally required to have a Physician’s referral before seeing a Physical Therapist for an evaluation or treatment. However, most insurance coverage requires you to have a referral or “authorization” before they will approve payment. You should contact your insurance company beforehand to determine the process that they require. It’s important to remember that if you are under the care of a Physician and require therapy services, you have the freedom to choose which therapy clinic to receive your treatment from.

Can I fill out any New Patient Forms and bring them with me?

Yes! To access our New Patient Forms please click here. Please print them out, complete, and bring with you to your first visit.

Do I need to bring my X-Rays or MRI films?

Please bring any interpretation reports from when your X-Ray or MRI was read by a Physician. You do not need to bring the films. Because X-Rays and MRIs do not reveal everything your Physical Therapist needs to know in order to properly treat you, he or she will focus on taking your medical history, conducting a systems review, and performing physical tests and measures which identify potential and existing problems.

Who Does a Hand Therapist Serve?

A hand therapist works with patients who may have been affected by an accident or trauma leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, or even amputation of the finger, hand, or arm.

A hand therapist also treats patients who are disabled from the affects of cumulative trauma disorders – such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome. Many patients seeking the care of a hand therapist also suffer from such chronic problems as arthritis or a neurological condition.

A hand therapist works with the physician and patient – in any situation – to provide a continuum of care. This often starts within days of the injury or surgery right through to the patient’s return to work and/or a productive lifestyle.

What is a Hand Therapist?

A hand therapist is a physical or occupational therapist who, through advance study, specializing in rehabilitating patients with conditions affecting hands and upper extremity.

The therapist’s high degree of specialization requires continuing education and, often, advance certification. This enables the hand therapist to work with patients to hasten their return to a productive lifestyle.

What is the treatment philosophy of the clinic?

Our goal is to provide high quality individualized care to each patient to fit their needs and goals. Our treatment approach combines manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and patient education to promote proactive therapy and encourage patients to make lifestyle changes to achieve goals.

How much does PT/OT cost?

The cost of Physical and Occupational Therapy varies depending on the type of treatment rendered and the length of the treatment time. Your personal cost will depend on the type of insurance you have and whether you have a co-pay, deductable, etc. Our staff will gladly check this for you prior to your first visit. Please call 253-862-2575, and our staff will answer your questions concerning cost and what your insurance will cover.

What qualifications do the staff have?

All Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapy staff are licensed in the state of Washington. Our hand therapist also has advanced education with a certification in the treatment of the upper extremities.

What should I expect during my therapy session?

Your first visit will include the initial evaluation and then a brief treatment or customized splinting. You will be instructed on therapeutic exercises, learn how to manage and care for your symptoms, receive manual therapy if necessary, and may be treated with some type of therapeutic modality (i.e. ice, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, traction, etc.).

How long are the sessions?

The average treatment time is 60-90 minutes depending on your treatment plan.

What should I wear?

It is best to wear clothing that allows you to easily expose the area that is being treated.

  • Wear loose fitting clothing
  • If we are evaluating your shoulder, please wear a tank top or clothing that exposes your shoulder and part of your upper back.
  • If we are evaluating your knee, please wear shorts or loose pants/sweat pants that can be pulled up above your knee.
Will I be seeing the same Therapist?

You will be seeing a therapy team. Depending on your diagnosis, you may be seen by the physical therapy team (made up of MIchael Egbert, PT and Jennifer Priebe, PTA) or the Occupaitonal Therapy team (made up of Brandy Campbell OTR/L, CHT, and Becky

Is it common to have soreness from the initial evaluation and treatment?

Some patients do have mild soreness after their initial evaluation. Your therapist will make every attempt to perform a thorough evaluation with care not to exacerbate your symptoms. If you have an increase in symptoms, please call your therapist for advice. During the course of your treatment, your treatment will be adjusted based on how you are responding. Therefore, it is imperative you communicate any changes in symptoms with your therapist.

How many treatments will I need?

Our average number of treatments is 10, but this can vary dependent on the extent and type of injury that is being treated.