FAQ's

Do I need to see the doctor first before calling you?

No. In Massachusetts we have what is called "Direct Access." This means you can see a physical therapist first and avoid lag time in between scheduling doctor's appointments and then scheduling physical therapy. I have extensive training in differential diagnosis and will refer you to the appropriate health care professionals if I feel there are issues beyond what I feel is in my scope as a physical therapist.

Do I have a clinic?

I am seeing clients inside KFITBODY in Hingham. I also continue to do home or office visits as needed.

Do I need to be a member at KFIT to see you there?

No. I can see any clients at KFIT.  KFIT is an amazing gym and workout community and worth a look if you are interested during our visit!

I have Medicare, can I come to you for PT?

I do not have an relationship with Medicare or any other insurance company. Those patients with Medicare can be seen for Wellness Care with focus on the maintenance of mobility, flexibility and strength with 1:1 guidance and attention help in overall promotion of healthy lifestyles. Wellness Care does not include dry needling. 

Do you take my insurance?

Because my visits are 60+ minutes and include a home or office visit, I am an out of network provider for all insurance companies. If you have out of network benefits with your insurance company, I can provide you with documentation needed to submit for reimbursement. You are able to use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Care Savings accounts for my services. Payment is due at time of visits and can be in the form of cash, Venmo, or Credit Card. 

How far will you travel?

I live on the south shore and will accommodate reasonable travel in and around the Boston area. If there are questions regarding travel, please contact me. 

What is Dry Needling?

  • Dry needling is one tool in my large tool box to help you live a more active life. It is primarily used for muscle pain and trigger points which cause pain and can be extremely helpful in resolving chronic muscle issues. If deemed appropriate in your care, I offer dry needling as part of your treatment.

"Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. It is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and to diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments in body structure and function, leading to improved activity and participation."

Source: APTA document Description of Dry Needling in Clinical Practice: An Educational Resource Paper

 

What if I need to cancel?

24 hour notice is required via email,scheduling system you originally booked, or by voice mail for all appointment changes.  Your time and my time are valuable. I strive to provide the best, personalized care, and our appointment time is reserved solely for you. When an appointment is missed without giving  advanced notice, I do not have the opportunity to offer that time to another person.  

I take every measure to ensure I can get an appointment that fits your needs. If you need to cancel within 24 hours without rescheduling in the same week, you will responsible for that session fee. Extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case by case basis.