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Why should I choose Progressive Physical Therapy?

Progressive Physical Therapy leads the field when it comes to physical therapy. With more than 20 locations in South Carolina, we are equipped to treat a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Our therapists are top-quality, with training on the latest technologies and techniques in rehabilitation. Attending a physical therapy center is a choice, and we take the responsibility for your care seriously. We are honored to be a partner in restoring your health. Find any of our convenient locations near you.

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What services are available at Progressive Physical Therapy?

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Hand therapy
  • Orthopedic programs
  • Sports medicine
  • Manual therapy
  • Industrial medicine
  • Physical abilities testing for job pre-placement
  • Balance assessment and treatment
  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • Employer services
  • Industrial and preventive rehab
  • Laser therapy
  • Spine stabilization
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Iontophoresis
  • Ultrasound/phonophoresis
  • Traction
  • Strength programs
  • Trigger point dry needling

Do I need an appointment? How long will I have to wait?

In many cases, we can schedule an appointment for you within 24-48 hours. Walk-ins will be accommodated, if possible. When you arrive for your appointment, wait time is typically less than 10 minutes.

What are your hours?

Business hours may vary at each location. To verify our business hours, please visit our location page.

What insurance plans do you accept?

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Many more


  • BlueCross BlueShield and most major insurance companies do not require a prescription or referral.
  • Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare requires a prescription or referral from your treating physician.

If you have questions regarding your specific insurance plan, please contact us for details about your coverage.

Do I need a referral to be seen?

In South Carolina, you can start your recovery with a physical therapist yourself and receive 30 days of therapy without a referral. Progressive Physical Therapy’s Direct Access to PT program, a.k.a. self-referral, lets you avoid a long wait while your injury or pain worsens. You can see a highly trained physical therapist and start treatment promptly with a self-referral for many types of musculoskeletal or neurological pain and injury.

A simple self-referral to Progressive Physical Therapy can get you on the road to recovery sooner!  Find out if this is a good option for you by visiting the link below:

Learn more about self-referrals and direct access to physical therapy

How long will I be in physical therapy? How long does each treatment last?

Your doctor will send you to determine if progress toward better health can be made. Generally this period will be for two to three visits per week, for two to four weeks. The follow-up appointment with your doctor will determine if additional physical therapy time should be added.

The first treatment will be the longest, lasting approximately 90 minutes. Each subsequent treatment usually lasts 45-75 minutes depending on the nature of the injury.

What can I expect on my first visit?

The physical therapist will perform a thorough examination, including questions about your health history and any problems you are currently experiencing. Before your visit, you may fill out the required paperwork by downloading the form found here.

The therapist will perform a series of tests and measures, such as checking range of motion and strength. Once the extent of your injury is determined, your therapist will prescribe a treatment regimen. Your personal goals will be important in developing this plan.

Your first visit will last approximately 60-90 minutes and will include the initial evaluation and treatment. Your regimen will include treatment at our center as well as a home exercise program to meet your individual needs.

Our therapists will work with your physician to determine the frequency and duration of your therapy plan.

Will I need to pay at the first visit?

If you have a primary and a secondary insurance, or if you are covered by Workers’ Compensation, you will not have any co-pays due at time of service.

If you were involved in an automobile accident, many times an attorney will give us a letter of protection that will cover your medical expenses when the case is settled.

Most all major medical policies will have a deductible or copay due at time of service, or for any service or product that is not covered. Please contact us for more details.

Do you treat work-related injuries?

Yes, treatment of work-related injuries is one of our occupational therapy specialties.

Do you treat children?

We have equipment and expertise to treat ages 12 and up.