FAQs

  • What is physical therapy?

    Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Our physical therapist will evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, through the enhancement of strength, flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.

    While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, your physical therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

  • How do I know if physical therapy will help me?

    Our Physical Therapist will evaluate your problem to help determine if physical therapy will be the right choice for you. Contact us today to discuss your current condition and set up a consultation.

  • Can I go to any physical therapy I choose?

    You, the patient, have the right to receive physical therapy at any place you choose. At Spaulding Physical Therapy, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you need.  We pride ourselves on providing a positive, encouraging environment with well-trained, friendly staff.  We are confident in our ability to help you reach your goals and live a pain-free life.

  • How do I schedule an appointment?

    Our scheduling is easy and we offer a convenient location and appointment times for you. We have morning and evening appointments available to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Call us today!

  • What should I bring to my first appointment?

    Please have your insurance card available when you call. This will allow us to verify your insurance benefits and provide you with an estimate of coverage.

    To bring on your first visit:

    • A prescription for physical therapy IF you are referred by your physician, ARNP, or PA.
    • Insurance information (we will make a copy of your card).
    • Print out the patient forms, fill them out, and bring them with you.
    • In case of an automobile accident or worker’s compensation claim, also bring any case manager or insurance adjuster contact names, phone numbers, and claim number.
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any remaining paperwork, so you can maximize your time in your evaluation.
    • Please wear loose comfortable clothing.
  • Will it hurt?

    Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You may experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering. This is a normal response. Good communication with your physical therapist will help minimize any discomfort. We want you on your way to quick pain relief and back to normal activities.

  • Does insurance cover my treatment?

    Yes, in most cases it does. Our office will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy. For more information, visit our insurance plan page and please do not hesitate to contact our office.

  • What if I don’t have insurance?

    For patients who do not have insurance, we offer a discounted fee, due at the time of service.

  • What type of payment do you accept?

    We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service.  As a courtesy, our office will contact your insurance company to verify benefits before your first visit.  At that time you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary.

  • What do I wear?

    Loose, comfortable clothing is appropriate.  Because we address the whole body, it is advisable to bring shorts and tank top for your initial evaluation, so that we may assess your posture.  For treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are good choices to wear.

  • How long will my therapy sessions last?

    Your first session will last for approximately 1 hour, and scheduled follow up sessions that average 55 minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs, and your therapist will discuss this with you.

  • How many sessions will I have?

    Because each patient is different, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is takes into consideration your individual needs.  We will work with you to develop a plan of care that is right for your particular problem. Your plan of care and number/frequency of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by your physical therapist.