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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you have male patients?

Q: Do you provide home physical therapy?

Q: I am in my second trimester of pregnancy and have severe tailbone pain and sciatica. I can barely walk to the bathroom and feel like Iím hunched over. What could you possibly do for me?

Q: Four weeks ago I had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. Now I have pain when washing my hair, difficulty reaching for dishes in my upper cabinets and just donít have the energy to do ordinary things around the house. Should I just rest another few weeks and ease back into yoga?

Q: I just had a baby six weeks ago and have a lot of pain in my neck which radiates down my arm. It feels worse when I hold the baby or breastfeed her. What can I do about this?

Q: How long will a physical therapist spend with me?

Q. Do you accept Medicare?

Q. What if I have no insurance?



Answers


Q. Do you have male patients?

A: Yes.

Men are definitely welcome at WPTR! We treat all the orthopedic and neurological problems that men and women experience. In addition, men are helped in our incontinence program.

The reason we are named Women's Physical Therapy Rehabilitation is because in 1986 when Gail started this physical therapy practice, she found so many women's issues that physical therapy was not addressing.



Q: Do you provide home physical therapy?

A: Yes. Home PT is provided to the high risk pregnant woman on bed-rest with her MD's medical necessity prescription. Insurance generally covers physical therapy.




Q: I am in my second trimester of pregnancy and have severe tailbone pain and sciatica. I can barely walk to the bathroom and feel like Iím hunched over. What could you possibly do for me?

A: Pain in the sacroiliac and/or sacrococcygeal joint is extremely common in pregnancy. Because of the hormonal changes taking place in your body, you are probably suffering from excess laxity in those joints. As your body prepares for childbirth your joints are becoming loose and unstable. Physical therapy can correct the joint misalignment and then teach you how to keep that region stable through exercise, optimal positioning, posture awareness and external support devices.





Q: Four weeks ago I had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. Now I have pain when washing my hair, difficulty reaching for dishes in my upper cabinets and just donít have the energy to do ordinary things around the house. Should I just rest another few weeks and ease back into yoga?

A: No. Inform your doctor that you have several functional limitations and that, with the help of Womenís Physical Therapy, you would like to get back to where you were prior to the surgery. Our physical therapists have special training and experience in breast cancer rehabilitation unlike most PT practices. We can help you achieve your goals safely and effectively in a supportive and motivating environment. We will evaluate and treat your limited shoulder and spine range of motion and strength, eliminate any soft tissue restrictions or edema with manual therapy, and/or lymphatic drainage, and develop an exercise program appropriate for you to get back in shape.



Q: I just had a baby six weeks ago and have a lot of pain in my neck which radiates down my arm. It feels worse when I hold the baby or breastfeed her. What can I do about this?

A: One of our physical therapist would evaluate your neck, shoulders and back to determine where the source of the problem is. Typically this type of pain is a culmination of several factors: 1. weakness in the muscles between and surrounding your shoulder blades, 2. poor posture when breastfeeding and holding the baby, 3. muscle spasms in the neck and shoulder which compress the nerves and innervate the arm. After we determine the cause, we perform soft tissue mobilization to resolve the muscle spasms, educate you on optimizing your posture, and strengthen the supporting musculature so that you can enjoy the time you have with your new baby!



Q: How long will a physical therapist spend with me?

A: The Physical therapy visits are scheduled on the hour. The physical therapist will spend†50-60 minutes with the patient.



Q. Do you accept Medicare?

A. Yes. We†are Medicare providers.† We do all of the patient's Medicare billing.



Q. What if I have no insurance?

A. We do accept cash payments for all of our physical therapy treatments. We have several different payment plans that will make your physical therapy or any treatment or class affordable.