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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

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 patient to member.

We rehabilitate patients with a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Our highly trained and educated staff uses a hands-on approach to treat patients with a combination of techniques, in the comfort and convenience of our new fitness center setting. We treat all ages and injuries with the same goal in mind—to get people back to the things they enjoy, and to help them discover a lifetime of fitness.

Specialists in Physical Therapy

  • Personal one-on-one care
  • Sports specific training programs
  • Improved muscle strength & balance
  • Full fitness facilities
  • State-of-the-art therapeutic equipment
  • Caring friendly staff
  • Extensive and flexible scheduling
  • Well-educated certified professionals
  • Injury prevention training programs
  • Injury assessment and management
  • Personalized home exercise programs
  • Complimentary membership while in treatment

Complimentary Membership During Treatment

Physical Therapy patients get full access to our fitness center during treatment for free. This invaluable feature allows patients to utilize our fitness facility and has many benefits:

  • Reduces the number of insurance visits
  • Helps patients save money on co-payments
  • Allows patients to accomplish their rehabilitative goals more rapidly
  • Promotes independence and overall wellness to each individual
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Initial Visit

What Can You Expect as a Physical Therapy patient? You can expect a comprehensive initial evaluation by your Physical Therapist and leading expert care.

Post Rehab

Upon discharge from therapy, many of our patients are so pleased with their experience here that they choose to become a member in our fitness center to continue their program and live a healthier lifestyle. At Elite we unlock a patient’s full potential and put them on the road to true wellness.

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Accepted Health Insurances

We accept most major health insurance plans. Check to see if your health insurance plan covers physical therapy.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Guardian
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Neighborhood Health
  • United Health Care
  • Unfortunately, we do not accept Mass Health insurance at this time.
  • Auto Workers Compensation
  • Cigna
  • GIC
  • Medicare
  • Tufts

Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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 to schedule an initial evaluation by one of our physical therapists.

2. 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. Finally, please dress appropriately or bring appropriate attire to initial evaluation (please see below).

3. 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.

4. 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 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.

5.  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.

6.  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.

 
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