FAQs

How far in advance should I schedule appointments?
We recommend that you schedule as far in advance as possible in order to secure your desired days and times.  We also find clients stay committed and make better progress when they schedule their recommended frequency and duration from the beginning of the process.  We can always modify your appointments based on your progression.

What should I bring with me?
On your first visit, you should bring your New Patient Forms if you completed them ahead of time, your insurance card if we are billing your insurance for physical therapy services, your doctor’s referral, and a method of payment for services rendered – we accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

What do I wear for a physical therapy treatment?
Wear loose clothing which will allow access to the area that we will be evaluating and treating.  For example, if you have a knee injury, it is best to wear shorts.  If you have a shoulder or neck injury, a tank top is helpful.  Runners should bring their running shoes.  We want you to be comfortable and be able to move freely during evaluation, treatment and exercises.

How long will my appointment be?
On the initial evaluation, please plan on approximately 90 minutes, including evaluation and treatment with your physical therapist and an exercise program or a modality treatment with a physical therapy aide. On follow-up treatments, please plan on approximately one hour.

Do I always see the same therapist?
We prefer you to keep consistent with your primary physical therapist so they can effectively lead your rehabilitation process.  Your physical therapist may recommend being co-treated with another physical therapist to allow for specialized care or to accommodate scheduling constraints. 

What if I do not have health benefits?
For those without health insurance or insurance that we are not contracted with, we offer competitive self-pay rates with discounted packages.  If you would like more information on our self-pay options please call us.

Do I need a doctor’s referral for physical therapy?
In California, you may access physical therapy services first without a doctor’s referral. Clients commonly see physicians for a diagnosis and referral to physical therapy.  Some insurance plans require a written referral in order to pay for physical therapy services.

Is there parking?
Yes, both facilities have convenient parking with designated handicap parking spaces.  The San Francisco office has parking along Gorgas Avenue and in parking lots just across the street.  The Mill Valley office has a parking lot in front.

Are there private treatment rooms?
Yes, we offer private treatment rooms.

Do you have a gym?
Yes, we have open gym areas.

Do you have a locker room?
Our restrooms have private showers and changing areas.  We have secure lockers and space to store your belongings.  If you plan to shower at our facility, please bring a towel.

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