At Elite Health and Fitness Center, our mission is to restore patients to a level of health at which they can return to an active and physically fit lifestyle. We take pride in our results and the achievement of our patients’ transformation from patients to members.
We rehabilitate patients with a variety of orthopedic and sports injuries and conditions. Our experienced and highly-skilled staff use a hands-on approach to treat patients in our state of the art clinic within the fitness facility. We treat all ages and injuries with the same goals in mind – to get people back to the activities they enjoy and help them discover a lifetime of fitness.
What makes us Elite?
During the course of Physical Therapy treatment, patients are provided with a complimentary membership to the fitness facility. We find this encourages compliance with the program and often promotes a faster recovery.
- 1-hour evaluation with a licensed Physical Therapist providing for comprehensive evaluation and development of an individualized treatment plan.
- 1-hour treatment sessions with your Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant
- Convenient early morning and evening appointments
- Email and text message appointment reminders
- Convenient preregistration forms
Hand Therapy at Elite
Hand Therapy provides individually designed programs for patients with injuries and/or medical conditions of the elbow, wrist, and hand. At Elite we offer Hand Therapy treatment by a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). A CHT is a credential that offers assurance to the public that the therapist has achieved the highest level of competency in the profession and stays up to date with practice within the field. Elite’s occupational therapist and certified hand therapist specialize in splinting and treating various upper extremity conditions including fractures, sprains and strains, arthritis, tendonitis, tendon injuries and work-related injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I go about scheduling an appointment for physical therapy?
You must first obtain a prescription for physical therapy from your physician or surgeon. Once you have a prescription, please call us at (781) 297-0979 and press 1 or submit the form below to schedule an initial evaluation with one of our licensed and experienced physical therapists.
What insurance providers do you accept?
Our physical therapy centers accept most major health insurance plans including:
- Harvard Pilgrim
- Auto Workers Compensation
- United Health Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Neighborhood Health
If you do not see your insurance listed above, Elite will provide a Complimentary Benefits Check for you. Please contact reception at 781-297-0979 and press 1 for our office.
What should I bring to my initial appointment?
Please bring your license or photo ID, your insurance card(s), and your prescription for physical therapy from your physician. In addition, if your physician and/or surgeon provided you with any specific post-operative orders (i.e. post-operative protocol), please bring that information as well. Also, if you take any prescription medications, please bring a list of your medications and current dosages.
How should I dress for my initial evaluation?
Please be sure to dress appropriately or bring appropriate attire for your evaluation. If your injury involves a lower extremity, shorts are typically ideal. If your injury involves your back, neck, or upper extremity, please wear clothing that allows easy exposure of the area to be examined and/or treated during your session (i.e. tank top). Locker rooms are available if you need to change into more appropriate attire before or after your PT session.
How many PT sessions should I expect to need?
The number of PT sessions in a given episode of care depends on many factors, including the nature of your injury and/or surgery (and related healing times, etc), the medical necessity of your treatment, any specific orders from your referring physician, and the time it takes you to meet the functional goals outlined in your Plan of Care. In addition, different insurance providers offer different benefits regarding physical therapy services, which may also have an influence in the duration of your episode of care. Typically, most of our patients are seen 1-3 times/wk during the episode of care (2 visits/week on average), depending on your therapeutic needs. In general, we strive to get our patients back to their optimal level of function as quickly and as safely as possible given the specific circumstances.
Who will provide my treatment during my physical therapy sessions?
Our PT staff typically works in teams of two – your Physical Therapist and his/her Physical Therapist Assistant – both licensed and experienced rehabilitation professionals. Your Physical Therapist will perform your initial evaluation and any additional re-evaluations and/or progress notes for your physician as necessary. Both your Physical Therapist and his/her Assistant will work with you during your PT sessions depending on the given appointment.
What can I expect at the conclusion of my episode of care?
To hopefully feel much better, stronger, more flexible, and more functional than when you arrived! But in addition to these obvious expectations, we expect that you will have met your treatment goals, improved your level of function, achieved independence with your exercise program, and feel that you’ve received excellent care. Many of our patients choose to continue their rehab program with Elite by joining the Fitness Center as a member, working with a Personal Trainer or on their own.
The physical therapy department was outstanding. I’ve been to other places for physical therapy and they would just put me on a machine and leave me alone with to go work with somebody else. Here at Elite Physical Therapy, they greeted me every time I walked in, they sat me down and took good care of me. I never thought that I would be moving and lifting things the way they trained me to move my body. I would recommend Elite Physical Therapy to everyone I know.Phillip J. Wuschke