Do you accept insurance?
We accept MEDICARE and other insurance with out of network benefits. Many carriers do, such as Cigna, GHI, Blue Cross Blue Sheild, United Healthcare. You may be covered up to 80%.
Why are you out of network?
Most insurance companies do not pay for a full hour with a therapist. That is why many places use aides and assistants.
What is a deductible and how does it affect me?
Even if you do pay a lot for your insurance plan, and have a gold or platinum level, chances are that you have a deductible. If you have a $200. deductible, it means you have to pay the first $200. yourself. We can make it easy by submitting your insurance claims electronically for you.
How long is a session?
Generally, an hour. You will be treated by the same therapist every time. You will be treated as an individual.
You can even book a free consultation if you cant decide if PT is right for you.
How many sessions will I need?
Twice a week is generally recommended to make progress toward your goals, whether your injury is new, acute or chronic. Regular care is especially important post operatively.
However, if cost is a factor: even if you have a physician's prescription for 3 x a week for 4 weeks, you may be able to do some of the work at home, on your own, or with a Pilates instructor.
And it is likely we will get to the source of your problem a lot quicker with one on one care.
Do I need a prescription?
New York State has direct access. You can see a PT without a prescription. Often one is required after 30 days or 10 sessions. Any Physician or Dentist or Chiropractor can write you a script. It does not have to be a surgeon or specialist.
Medicare requires a prescription though. They are more strict than the state of NY is at the moment. If your Doctor does not specify, your script could be valid for up to 60 days.
What should I expect on my first session?
You and the therapist will have a thorough conversation on your current physical problem as well as your general state of health and fitness. Be prepared to have your affected body part or region seen and touched for a complete physical examination. Be prepared to move, and be an active participant in your hour long session.
What should I wear/bring to the first session:
Comfortable loose clothes which will allow your skin of your affected body part to be exposed.
Please bring any x-rays, MRI's, relevant diagnostic tests or reports, including referrals, if you have one, to your first session.