Office Policies & Procedures
Welcome and thank you for choosing Berman Physical Therapy for your Physical Therapy needs.
Florida currently allows direct access to outpatient physical therapy services for up to 30
consecutive days. If your treatment should exceed 30 days, Florida Law and the State of Florida
Physical Therapy Board require patients to have a written referral from a licensed medial
professional (MD, DO, DDS, ARNP, PA, DPM, DC). It is, and will be, your responsibility to
obtain a referral should your treatment exceed 30 days.
As a courtesy to our therapists and other patients trying to schedule, we require a 24-hour (or
greater) notice for cancellations. This allows others on waiting lists to be seen. Only
emergencies or illnesses are excusable at the discretion of BPT. A cost of your scheduled appointment will be billed upon
violation of this policy
I understand that Berman Physical Therapy, LLC will maintain my privacy to the highest
standards and may use or disclose my personal health information for the purposes of carrying
out treatment, obtaining payment, evaluating the quality of services provided and any
administrative operations related to treatment or payment.
consent to treatment
Berman Physical Therapy is a hands-on Physical Therapy clinic. Though highly specialized,
treatment consists primarily of manual therapy techniques and various treatment forms that are
published or otherwise publicly known. The modalities used for each individual patient may
include, but are not limited to, forms of manual traction, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise
programs, gait training, neuromuscular re-education, myofascial release, bone and soft tissue
manipulation. Some of the hands-on treatment techniques require deep pressure which may cause
bruising and periods of increased soreness which may last from 1-72 hours. Symptoms may also
change and move to other parts of the body. This is not unusual and is rarely a concern, however,
please ask if you have any concerns or questions. The number of treatments needed and recovery
time can vary due to various contributing factors such as the age of injury, number of times
injured, age of patient and others.
I have read and fully understand the above statements. I understand the nature of the treatments at
Berman Physical Therapy, LLC. I authorize Jake Berman PT, DPT and the fully trained staff to
use treatment techniques as deemed necessary for my safe and effective recovery.