How do I get started?
How should I prepare for my first appointment?
Please print and fill out the new patient forms. Also, wear loose and comfortable clothing. If you are an athlete, please have your training shoes.
What should I except at my first visit?
This is where you start your journey toward recovery and improved function. Your first physical therapy visit will include a thorough evaluation, movement assessment, hands-on treatment, education about your condition, and strategies on how to help yourself at home.
What about follow-up appointments?
After you have had your initial evaluation, you are ready to move forward. Follow-up physical therapy visits include treatments that address the pain and impairments found during your initial evaluation through an individualized program, tailored to your needs and goals. Your session may include hands-on treatment, corrective movements, and strategies for home self-treatment.
Where do physical therapy sessions take place?
Artemis Physical Therapy is committed to your health and convenience. We offer both in-clinic and mobile care. Two days a week, you can receive PT treatment at the Spirit-Wellness Center in Vinnin Square. You can also receive PT in the comfort of in your home, your office, your gym*, or even at the beach!
Do I need a referral for Physical Therapy?
No. The state of Massachusetts has unrestricted, direct access to physical therapy, meaning you do not need a physician referral to start physical therapy. Your physical therapist is trained in difference diagnosis and will refer to a licensed practitioner of medicine, dentistry or podiatry if symptoms are present of which physical therapy is contraindicated or which symptoms are indicative of conditions for which treatment is outside the scope of physical therapy practice.
Do you consult with my health care team?
Yes, we can consult (with your permission) with all members of your health care team, including your physicians, chiropractors, massage therapist … even your personal trainers.
How long are appointments, and how often will I need physical therapy?
Initial evaluations generally take one hour. Your individual needs will be evaluated, and follow-up times and frequency will be established based on your specific profile. Most patients are seen one time a week for an average of 5 to 8 visits.
What about cancellations?
Artemis Physical Therapy is committed to your recovery. When an appointment has been made, this time has been especially reserved for you and your needs. Kindly give a 24-hour advanced notice. Please refer to the full cancellation policy here.
What if I am sick?
Life does happen around getting better. Please bring up any special circumstances to your therapist, and they will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
How do I pay for Artemis Physical Therapy services?
All payment is due at time of service. Cash, personal check, and all Major Credit Cards are accepted as well as Health Care Saving Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards. Click here more information on Billing and Insurance.
Can I use my insurance?
Artemis Physical Therapy is an Out-of-Network (OON) provider for all commercial insurances. Unfortunately, the current in-network insurance business model does not allow for the type of high-quality, individualized care that Artemis Physical Therapy is committed to giving. This being said, often insurance companies will reimburse for these out-of-network services. We will provide the appropriate documentation needed upon request. Physical therapy services do qualify for Health Care Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). Click here for more information regarding our choice to be an Out-of-Network network provider.
If I want to use my Out-of- Network (OON) Insurance Benefits, should I call my insurance company?
It is highly recommend that you contact your health insurance company before your first visit with Artemis Physical Therapy to determine your OON befits. Click here for an OON Benefits Worksheet.