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 you see any type of injury?

I specialize in all orthopedic issues as well as pregnancy and postpartum return to fitness. Whether it is low back pain or shoulder surgery, I have the expertise and Board Certification in Orthopedics to help you manage and treat your pain.

Do I have a clinic?

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

What are your hours?

Once we have decided we would like to schedule a visit, I am flexible and will work to accommodate the best fit, including weekends.

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!

How many visits do I need?

Every person and injury is different. Because we work together for 60+ minutes one on one, we can achieve results quicker working together when there is a tailored program by an experienced therapist.  We can talk about your visits and goals during my initial evaluation.  

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

How do I know if PT will help?

My goal is to create a partnership with you to achieve the best possible outcome. I would like to get to know you first with a free phone or email consultation for you to ask any questions you may have. While I can't comment on your specific needs without evaluating you, we can discuss any issues you have and decide if an evaluation would be the next step.

 

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.