Q: What is Physical Therapy? 

 

 

Q: Will my insurance cover your services?

 

 

Q: Can I change my referral location?

 

 

 

Q: Can I see different Physical Therapists?

A: Physical Therapy is a type of treatment one may need when health problems make it hard to move around and perform typical daily functions. It helps you move around better and may relieve pain. It can also improve or restore your physical function and fitness level.

A: We accept Aetna, United, Harvard Pilgrim, Cigna, Healthnet (Tricare), Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Tufts (US Family Health), Medicare. For specific questions please call our office at (781) 430-0078.

 

A: You have the right in choosing where you go for physical therapy. If you are not satisfied with where you are receiving your treatment, you must call your insurance company and inform them that you want to change where you receive physical therapy.

 

A: Yes, all of our patients have the right to decide which physical therapist they want to see. However, if the patient wants to request a certain therapist for all of their visits, they must work their weekly sessions in with the schedule of their therapist.

 

Q: What will my therapist do on the first visit?

 

 

A: Your therapist will complete an initial evaluation during your first visit. The therapist will talk with you about your concerns, review your past medical history and medications you are taking, complete tests and measures, and discuss a plan of care to meet your goals.

Q: What should I wear to my appointment?

A: You should wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. If you are being seen for knee or back problems, a pair of shorts is a good choice. For shoulder or neck issues, a tank top or sleeveless shirt is helpful.

Q: What is a typical therapy session like?

 

 

Q: How many visits to Physical Therapy will I need? 

A: Your plan of care may include specific exercises, soft tissue work and stretching, joint mobilization and manipulation, range of motion exercises, or you may be treated on specialized equipment such as  electrical stimulation, ultrasound, whirlpools, laser, hydroculator, paraffin wax.

A: Depending on your diagnoses and severity of your impairments, your physical therapist will determine the appropriate length of your care. However, if for some reason the patient no longer believes that they need to be treated, then they must inform PT4U and cancel their future visits.