What to expect
We know that your first visit to a Physical Therapist can be intimidating, which is why we want to provide you with a clear understanding of what to expect during your initial appointment.
At APT, you can expect to see your Physical Therapist one-on-one at each visit
An individualized therapy program based on your unique situation will be created for you.
During your initial evaluation, your Physical Therapist will ask you about your relevant medical history, symptoms, and any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. They will also perform a physical examination to assess your strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
Your Physical Therapist will provide detailed examinations and education about your difficulty. They will help determine why you have your complication and how to avoid it from returning.
An individualized treatment program based on your unique situation will be created for you
At APT, we understand that every patient is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to treatment. We work with you to develop a plan that is tailored to your individual needs, goals, and lifestyle.
Once your evaluation is complete, your Physical Therapist will discuss their findings with you and explain your treatment plan in detail.
This may include exercises, manual therapy, modalities such as heat or ice, and other techniques designed to relieve pain, improve function, and promote healing.
Your Physical Therapist will work closely with you to monitor your progress
Throughout your treatment, your Physical Therapist will work closely with you to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed.
Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality care possible and help you achieve your desired outcomes.
Utilizing evidence based medicine — including manual therapy and the latest technology — we can assist with quick and effective return to the things you enjoy.
If you are ready to take the first step towards a healthier, happier you, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.
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What payment options do you offer?
We accept private pay, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and many supplemental insurance plans
Where is APT located?
We are located inside of the Scantic Valley YMCA in Wilbraham, with full access to pool and training equipment to help our clients attain their goals.
Do I need a YMCA membership?
No. The YMCA's front desk staff will be glad to help when you arrive and let them know you have an appointment for physical therapy, even if you're not a member.
What if my condition prevents me from traveling safely?
We understand that some patients may find it difficult to make it to our office for treatment. That's why we're excited to offer our Mobile PT Unit, a specially designed vehicle that brings Physical Therapy to you.
Our Mobile PT Unit is perfect for patients who have mobility issues or transportation challenges. We serve patients of all ages and abilities, and we're committed to helping you achieve your desired outcomes. Please contact us and inquire about Mobile PT.
What exactly does physical therapy involve?
Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty that uses non-invasive techniques to promote healing, relieve pain, and improve function. Physical Therapists work with patients of all ages to develop individualized treatment plans designed to address their unique needs and goals.
What conditions can physical therapy treat?
Physical therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, neurological disorders, chronic pain, and post-surgical rehabilitation. Our team will work with you to determine if physical therapy is the right choice for your specific condition.
How long does a physical therapy session last?
The length of a physical therapy session can vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. However, most sessions typically last between 30 minutes to an hour.
Is physical therapy painful?
Physical therapy should not be painful. While some patients may experience some discomfort during certain exercises or treatments, our goal is to help relieve pain and improve function, not create additional discomfort.
Do I need a doctor's referral?
In many cases, a doctor's referral is not required to receive physical therapy. However, some insurance companies may require a referral for coverage. We do accept pay out-of-pocket, with no referral required. If you are paying through an insurance provider, it's always best to check to determine their specific requirements.
We hope that these answers have helped to address some of your most pressing questions.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us!