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FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions along with my frequently given answers:
  • How can I get more information?
    Contact me by pushing the Let's Chat! button on the website or by emailing me at info@neighborhoodpt.com. -or- call or text to 503-334-9799.
  • How can I schedule an appointment?
    For an initial evaluation contact me by pushing the Let's Chat! button on the website or by emailing me at info@neighborhoodpt.com. -or- call or text to 503-334-9799.
  • How do I know if my insurance covers PT at NPT?
    Neighborhood Physical Therapy is in network with a few insurance plans. Contact me at info@neighborhoodpt.com or call/text to 503-334-9799 to find out if I'm in-network with your plan. Even if I'm not in-network you may have out of network benefits or a health savings account that you can use. Out of network patients make payments at the time of service and then NPT issues them a receipt known as a superbill for their records. This superbill contains all relevant diagnosis and treatment codes that an insurance provider requires for re-imbursement. The patient can submit the superbill to bill their out-of-network benefits. These benefits vary from company to company, but it is not uncommon for patients to receive 50% or greater coverage in which case the insurance company reimburses the patient directly.
  • What should I wear to my first appointment?
    Wear comfortable clothing that you can move easily in. More form fitting clothing allows for easier assessment of posture and movement patterns but do what your own sense of modesty dictates! Athletic tights are much better than hammer pants from an evaluation perspective.
  • What should I bring to my first appointment?
    ID and insurance card (I should already have it on record, but just in case) Water bottle Smart phone (if you have one) really useful for home exercise program, especially for novel or modified exercises. I take a quick video of you on your phone for your reference. A can-do attitude! Sorry I just couldn't resist
  • Do you have a bathroom?
    There is no bathroom in the office or gym of NPT. There is a bathroom in the house that can be accessed by climbing 6 steps and going in the back door. The only reason I mention this is the 6 steps may pose a mobility challenge for some patients.
  • Do I have to stop (insert favorite activity here)?
    No! I've talked to too many people who had bad experiences with PT where they were given some theraband and told to quit running (or Crossfitting, basketball, etc). The way I see it, my job is to get you back to doing (favorite activity) with wild abandon and a full stop can lead to deconditioning. That being said, I will ask you to be open minded about how you approach said activity. You are most likely seeking treatment because what you were doing wasn't giving you the results you wanted. If things are extremely bad, an extreme change in approach might be warranted. Don't despair, your open-mindedness and discipline will be rewarded.
  • Will there be homework?
    I don't know how else to say this. Yes. The whole process depends on you taking an active role. However... The best program is the one that you'll actually do. Part of my skill set is creating a program that meets your needs. Everyone is unique and so is the way we relate to movement and exercise. If you are someone who needs to take it "on the go" in short duration chunks, fantastic! If you prefer to have a longer program done less frequently, suberb! If you like to mix it up and have a medium length main program with some short breakouts, giddyup! Know thyself, be honest with thyself and thyself shall succeed.
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