Do you accept insurance?
Yes. Most major insurances are accepted, including but not limited to Medicare, PIP, Worker’s Compensation, Humana, Cigna, United Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Aetna PPO, HHA, and Mutal of Omaha. NO HMO'S ACCEPTED
Why is a Physical Therapist the best person to help me with my injury?
A Physical Therapist utilizes a wide variety of techniques and treatments to address the ROOT CAUSE of the problem. A Physical Therapist will first perform an initial evaluation, identifying postural imbalances, decreased range of motion, decreased joint/muscle mobility, gait and biomechanical abnormaties, etc. and then creat a program to correct all dysfunctions. We often use various hands-on techniques such as Strain/Counterstrain techniques, joint mobilization, soft tissue manipulation, range of motion, postural alignment, exercise instruction, stretching, shoewear modification, movement modification, as well as modalities such as heat, cold, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. Physical Therapy is the most comprehensize treatment for orthopedic dysfunctions and allows the patient to be an active participant in the rehabilitation process. We also educate and teach each patient on how to prevent an injury from reoccuring.
What is an Ergonomic Consulation?
A Physical Therapist will come out to the office/worklace and analyze your workstation to help minimize stress and strain on your joints, muscles, and ligaments. We will identify problematic positioning of the office equipment which will most likely be causing or have potential to cause injury. We then offer suggestions as to how to correct the problems as well as actually implement the changes, from modifying chairs and keyboards to rearranging and adjusting current equipment/furniture.
Do I need a prescription/referral from my doctor for Physical Therapy?
Yes, if you want the insurance to cover it. Some insurances do not require a referral. In any case, you may still have a deductible to meet and some out of pocket expenses.
What is Pilates?
Pilates refers to a group of exercises geared towards strengthening your "core" muslces, particularly your abdominals, back, and buttock muscles. The name "Pilates" came from Joseph Pilates himself who devised these exercises to help strengthen and balance the body while improving posture. It is more commonly known to be practiced by celebrites world-wide and done in gyms for fitness, as it gives you "longer, leaner, muscles and better posture".
Is home Physical Therapy covered by insurance?
Yes. For the Seniors, Medicare pays for the treatments as long as there is a presciption.
Can you help with tingling and numbness?
Yes. We will first perform a thorough evaluation and determine where the root cause of the problem is, as it may be coming from various places. For example, with a diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, typically the nerve compression is found in the wrist, but in many cases it is actually coming from higher up in the elbow, shoulder, or neck. We treat the root cause of the problem, which ultimately alleviates the dysfunction.
After the Physical Therapy ends and my insurance is no longer paying, can I still come in and do my exercises?
Yes! We offer a Post-Rehab Independent Exercise Program which will allow you to come in 3 times a week still and utilize the equipment while getting the benefit of supervision by a Physical Therapist. You will be able to use the Pilates equipment, mats, free weights, bands, and bicycle. This minimizes your likliehood of getting re-injured or getting lazy with your home program. Personal Trainers at the neighborhood gym are not trained on how to adjust a program around a current/old injury or how to prevent an injury. We take you through the entire rehab process into post-rehab and long-term fitness.