What to Expect When
You See Denise
How many treatment sessions will I need?
You will need anywhere from 1 to 6 treatments on average for uncomplicated conditions of the pelvic region. However, if you suffer from multiple organ or muscle conditions ( i.e. back pain with urinary incontinence or constipation) or have a more chronic condition (lasting longer than 6 months), you may require up to 6 additional treatments. We work with you to reach your rehabilitation goals as quickly as possible.
How long is a session? Each session is 60 minutes which includes documentation, discussion of progress and a question/answer session as well as hands on physical therapy care.
When do I know when I am done with physical therapy treatment?
When you have reached your rehabilitation goals, or when we feel your progress has reached a plateau. I have networked significantly within our community to find additional resources should you need it. Such as, acupuncture, massage therapy, psychology, nutritional consultation or medical care.
Is this specialized physical therapy covered by my insurance?
Insurance plans that do not require you to go to an "in network" provider, will reimburse you according to the plan you have purchased. If you have a Preferred Provider network (PPO), you will be reimbursed according to your plans’ "out of network" benefit. You most likely will have to satisfy your deductible first. If your plan cannot provide you with an "in network" provider they may allow you to have an "in network" benefit. We do not guarantee your insurance will cover our services and it is your responsibility to understand your insurance and coverage. I recommend you call them to ask.
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It is important to be on time for your scheduled appointment or call 24 hours in advance to make a schedule change. Please read my cancellation policy carefully as there will be a $75 charge for a no-show that is not communicated.
Denise Alberto handles all her own scheduling. The best way to schedule is through email and secondly, by phone. If possible I suggest you schedule all of your appointments after the first visit to find a time that works best for you. Hours are varied Monday through Friday, mostly in the mornings through 2:00 p.m.
Your appointment is usually 1 hour for both the evaluation and subsequent visits. I ensure each visit is productive and headed toward your established rehabilitative goals.
On your first visit we will set goals in order to stay on task with regard to your specific problem, so your active participation is encouraged. Please consider why you are here and how we may facilitate your wellness, as your recovery will be directly affected by how much time and energy you put into your guided home program.
I provide one-on-one care. Treatment techniques may include manual, soft tissue and joint mobilization (hands-on), therapeutic exercise with home exercise instruction, behavior modification education and caregiver instruction to help you reach your specified goals. We may use electrical stimulation, and/or biofeedback techniques as indicated with your condition. However, our emphasis is on manual techniques and patient therapy education for your home program. We will be discussing your treatment options at the conclusion of the initial evaluation.
Discharge from our program varies from patient to patient and diagnosis to diagnosis. Our goal is to be specific and thorough with treatment and help you reach functional independence. You may be 80% better at the time of discharge, but well on your way to recovery. We will always keep you informed of your progress. If we do not see some marked change in your condition within 6 treatment sessions, we will notify your medical provider and refer you back to him or her for follow- up.
I send progress notes as needed to any specified providers at your request. It is important to keep all your doctors apprised of your progress. This is recommended.
Thank you for choosing our services to facilitate your recovery and wellness. If you have any concerns or questions please let us know. You can email Denise directly for any specific questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be delighted to help.