What to expect
Whether it's your first experience with physical therapy or a familiar routine,
you will find a comfortable environment where the focus is on your individual needs.
On Your 1st Visit
On your initial visit you will complete some basic forms relating to the reason for your visit; this usually takes between 10-15 minutes. Following the completion of the paper work, you will have a one-on-one consultation with a licensed physical therapist who will discuss, in detail, the nature of your problems. This discussion will be followed by a thorough evaluation of ranges of motion, muscle and neurological testing, and orthopedic testing. Specialized functional testing such as postural analysis, gait analysis, joint and muscle testing may also be utilized to formulate an accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment plan.
Upon completion of the exam, we will discuss with you the exam findings and make recommendations for treatment and recovery. If you should need additional testing or evaluation, then that recommendation will be discussed with you as well. If you have had any of these tests recently, please bring the reports with you so that we may review them prior to treatment.
Unlike most physical therapy offices your treatment will begin the day of your first visit.
In treatment, our physical therapists will utilize the most current and proven therapeutic techniques to decrease your pain and improve your muscle and joint mobility. Combined with neuromuscular re-education and exercise, your muscles will be retrained to promote proper posture, more efficient movement, and better body positioning. We will also provide you with self-correction strategies that can help you stay pain free or reduce a future flair-up on your own.
Please allow 60 minutes for each visit. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing so that your injury site can be easily accessible.
What to bring to your first appointment:
• All related medical records, including diagnostic reports (x-rays, MRI, etc).
• A valid photo ID and valid Insurance card.
• A list of current prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications you are taking.
• If appropriate and required, bring the referral from your referring physician.
Q & A
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
NO. New Hampshire has Direct Access for Physical Therapy. Due to legislation passed in the State of New Hampshire you do not need a physician’s prescription for physical therapy services. This is a right granted to better serve the public by allowing physical therapists to serve as an alternate route of entry into health care. Direct access to physical therapy services also saves money for the patient and for the insurance companies by eliminating unnecessary visits to physician’s offices when the purpose is solely to obtain a prescription. It also benefits the public by allowing for more timely identification and treatment of health problems and it has been demonstrated to minimize the necessity of long term care.
Insurance companies will pay for these services as long as you are seeing a licensed physical therapist. Some insurance plans require a referral for reimbursement. Every plan is different. If you have questions about your plan, feel free to call our office or call your insurance plan directly.
What insurances do you accept?
We accept a wide variety of insurances, if you do not see yours on the list, just call and ask. Medicare, Medicaid, Anthem, Cigna, Aetna, Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim, Martin’s Point, Workman’s Compensation, UHC, Well Sense, Minute Man, Health Plans, AARP, HUmana, USAA, Tricare and Bankers Life
What are my insurance benefits?
Since all plans vary, our office will contact your insurance carrier to find out what your specific benefits include.
When are you open?
We are open Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm
Will I see the same therapist each time?
You will always be given a choice for which therapist you would like to see. Both therapists have alternating morning and evening hours. Some patients like to stay with one therapist while others like to see both. We will leave this decision entirely up to you.
Do you accept private pay?
YES. We have private pay for one-to-one with the therapist, decompression, dry needling, and Kinesio taping. Please call for rates.