About Physical Therapy
Our team provides sports physical therapy services that focus on injury prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation treatment, and enhancing physical performance for young athletes. We focus solely on the adolescent athlete from ages 8 to early 20s. Services are provided at the Children's Mercy Blue Valley clinic located in Overland Park, Kansas. We happily accept new patients from Children's Mercy as well as any community physician or sports medicine provider.
What should I wear?
It is important for your therapist to be able to see the body areas to be treated. Please wear clothing that allows those body areas to be easily accessible. For example, if you have a concern with your leg, either wear shorts or bring a pair to change in to.
What if I cannot make it to the appointment at the scheduled time?
You will receive an appointment reminder phone call 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. If you need to cancel your therapy session for any reason, please notify us 24 hours prior to your appointment time, or as soon as possible by calling (913) 717-4750. If you are ill (fever, vomiting, or other potentially communicable conditions), please be respectful of the therapist and other athletes in our clinic and reschedule your appointment.
Will I need to accompany my child to their appointment?
A parent, step-parent, foster parent, or legal guardian must be present to sign the Consent for Treatment at the initial visit. If the patient is 18 years or older, he or she may give consent themselves. If an adult other than the above-mentioned individual is accompanying your child, he/she must have a notarized letter stating that the parent gives consent for treatment. At subsequent appointments, teenagers over the age of 16 years may sign themselves in as long as we have a current signed consent on file.
What about siblings?
Siblings are allowed in the treatment area only if they are accompanied by an adult and able to sit quietly throughout the treatment session. This is to ensure their safety as well as the safety of other athletes. If siblings interrupt therapy or are disturbing to other patients, you will be asked to wait with them in the waiting area. Siblings may not be left unattended in the waiting area.
What happens after the initial evaluation?
After the initial evaluation, your sports rehabilitation plan of care and recommended frequency and duration will be established with the goal of bringing you to a high level of performance when you return back to your desired sport(s). We look forward to working with you!
Most insurance plans require prior approval in order to cover physical therapy services. Please check your health plan’s benefits and requirements before your appointment. Our insurance specialists are available to assist you with any questions. Please bring your insurance or Medicaid card with you. If you have a prescription or referral from your physician, please bring this with you as well. If you have questions or need assistance with your therapy bill, financial counselors are available to assist you.
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our financial counseling services page.
A referral from a licensed healthcare provider is required for all new PT evaluations. If a referral and/or signed prescription for physical therapy has not been obtained by our office and/or you do not bring one with you, we will be unable to perform your evaluation and your appointment will be rescheduled. If you cannot make your appointment, please call us or cancel online using the patient portal at www.childrensmercy.org/MyChildrensMercy.