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Do you offer programs for me once I’m better?

May 10th, 2019

Yes, once you have completed your therapy sessions, your therapist will review your continuing home program. We can make arrangements to meet you at your gym to work with you on determining what equipment may be beneficial, and what exercises would be helpful in your continued recovery.

What types of education/training do your therapists have?

May 10th, 2019

Physical therapists have years of graduate school level training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of joint movement), neurology, and many of the other medical sciences. Our physical therapists have graduated from accredited physical therapy programs and are state licensed. Depending on the university, the physical therapy program is either a masters or doctorate level degree.

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How many sessions will I have?

May 10th, 2019

Each patient’s diagnosis is different, so together with your referring physician, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by our physical therapist.

How long will my therapy sessions last?

May 10th, 2019

Typically, the first session lasts for 1 hour to 90 minutes. Each session after that may be up to 60 minutes in length, depending on the treatment plan for the day. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs, and your therapist will discuss this with you.

What do I wear?

May 10th, 2019

Dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy access for the therapist to examine your problem areas. For treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear.

What type of payment do you accept?

May 10th, 2019

We accept cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service. Your insurance benefits will be determined before your first visit, and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary on that date.

What if I don’t have insurance?

May 10th, 2019

For patients who do not have insurance, we offer competitive self-pay rates, due at the time of service.

Does insurance cover my treatment?

May 10th, 2019

Yes, in most cases it does. Sport and Spine Therapy of Marin will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy. For more information, visit our insurance plan page and please do not hesitate to contact our San Anselmo or Novato physical therapy office. We

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Will it hurt?

May 10th, 2019

Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that have been weakened or are recovering. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. Good communication with your therapist will help minimize

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What should I bring to my first appointment?

May 10th, 2019

Please have your prescription and insurance card available when you call. This will allow us to get the necessary information to verify your insurance benefits and provide you with an estimate of coverage. To bring on your first visit: A prescription (if needed) for physical therapy from your referring physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant.

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