Why should I go to Premier Physical Therapy of the Upstate?

 You receive one-on-one treatment with an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, credentialed as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists who has traveled the country tto learn the most effective treatments to help you feel better faster.

What is a Physical Therapist?

A physical therapist is a licensed health care professional who assists people with an impairment in physical function due to pain or disability. Physical therapists evaluate, diagnose, and create treatment plans to improve function.

I'm really hurting. What can Physical Therapy do for me?

Physical therapy will examine the painful area, determine the source of the problem, and help develop a plan to reduce your pain.

Do you file insurance?

Yes. We accept most major insurances. If your insurance in not on the list, let us know, and we can check your out-of-network benefits.

How does billing work?

On your first visit, we will check eligibility, deductible, and co-pay information and discuss it with you.

Do I need a doctor's referral?

No, South Carolina is a direct access state. However, for most insurances a doctor’s referral is needed for reimbursement.

How do I schedule?

Just call and talk to Barbara, who will set up an appointment at the earliest convenient time for you. Often it’s the same or next day.

What are your hours?

For your convenience, we are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. That way you won’t miss work or school.

What happens at the first appointment?

A physical therapy evaluation will take place to determine the source of your problem, and possible treatment plans will be discussed.

What should I wear?

We provide shorts and a gown, if needed. Comfortable clothes are fine.

What should I bring?

Insurance card, referral and a smile.

How long does an appointment last?

Usually 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the condition treated.

It is painful?

Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Painful movements are not encouraged.

What is a fellow?

“Fellow” status in the AAOMPT is both a membership classification and a professional credential. As a professionals credential, a “Fellow” in AAOMPT is an international recognition of competences and expertise in the practice of orthopaedic manual physical therapy by a nationally licensed physical therapist. To become a Fellow, a physical therapist must complete a credentialed fellowship program in orthopaedic manual physical therapy. The “Fellow” is a physical therapist who has demonstrated advanced clinical, analytical, and hands-on treatment of musculoskeletal (orthopaedic) disorders. Fellows serve their patients and the public by demonstrating excellence in clinical practice, education and research.