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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do I need a written order from my Primary Care Physician (PCP)?
That depends on your insurance. NH has direct access. This allows/permits PTs to legally evaluate and treat clients/patients without a doctor’s order/referral. However, your insurance plan may have specific requirements that need to be met in order to pay for PT services. You can check your policy guidelines by calling your insurance member services the number is generally on the back side of your insurance card.

If I don’t have medical insurance, can I still come to Owoc Physical Therapy?
Yes. Affordable self-pay options are available. Owoc Physical Therapy is a SimpleCare provider. This allows a best price offer for our patients who do not have insurance coverage. If you choose to pay privately, a fee schedule will be provided to you.

What kinds of injuries and problems do you treat at Owoc Physical Therapy?
We use different treatments at Owoc Physical Therapy. Read More >>

What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is a health profession dedicated to restoring and improving motion in people’s lives. Read More >>

What is Integrative Manual Therapy?
Along with traditional Physical Therapy tests and measures, Integrative Manual Therapy is the core diagnostic and treatment tool used at Owoc Physical Therapy. Read More >>

How is Owoc Physical Therapy different than other practices?
Owoc PT is owned and operated by a physical therapist. No doctor or other institution receives financial benefit from the services that are provided. Linda uses traditional physical therapy evaluation techniques along with IMT diagnostics to determine an individualized program to restore, health, wellness, ROM, strength, and function for your specific needs. Your treatment sessions are one hour in length tailored to your needs. Treatments are provided in a private treatment room.

What types of treatment do you perform?

Treatments at Owoc Physical Therapy include:
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Lymph Techniques
  • Neural Tissue Tension
  • Muscle Energy
  • Visceral Mobilization
  • Compression Syndromes
  • Strain and Counterstrain
  • Zero Balancing
  • Emotional Release
  • Osseous Release
We also use the following therapeutic agents and exercise approaches at Owoc PT:
  • Iontophoresis
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Bio-Mat
  • Stabilization Exercise
  • Feldenkrias
  • TheraPlate
  • Somatics
  • Yoga
  • The MELT Method®

What do I bring with me on my first visit?
If required by your insurance company please bring your prescription for therapy from your referring and primary care physician (if different) If your insurance requires a referral and your physician has not given the referral to you, please endure it is faxed to our office (call 603-472-5546 or email Linda@OwocPT.com) prior to your evaluation. Bring your current insurance card so we may copy it and verify your coverage. Also bring the completed admission paperwork that our office sent to you and any other pertinent medical history reports. Please be prepared to discuss your past medical and surgical history which might affect your treatment plan. You may also opt to complete the admission paper work online and either print and bring it with you or save the pdf and email it to Linda@owocPT.com.

What are the costs, will my insurance cover my therapy?
Owoc Physical Therapy is an in-network provider for Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Insurance. Owoc Physical Therapy bills Anthem/BCBS directly according to Physical Therapy Guidelines. Insurance coverage is verified for each patient and deductibles and co-payments will be individually reviewed with you. You can obtain your benefit information by calling the member services department of your insurance company, the number is generally located on the back of your insurance card. If you are without insurance and choose to pay privately a fee schedule will be provided upon request. Owoc Physical Therapy is a non-participating provider for Medicare. Medicare requires all Physical Therapy services to be submitted to Medicare. Owoc Physical Therapy submits the claim to Medicare. Medicare permits assignment of benefits (Medicare paying Owoc PT directly) to be determined on a case by case basis. Owoc Physical Therapy’s preferred policy is to submit non-assigned claims to Medicare. Patients are responsible for payment to Owoc Physical Therapy and Medicare will remit benefit payment directly to the patient. Owoc PT Billing Practices and Fee Schedules will be provided on request. Contact Owoc PT for more information.
Owoc Physical Therapy is a non-participating provider for all other insurance companies (including but not limited to motor vehicle, workers compensation carriers, and Medical Insurance plans such as CIGNA, Harvard Pilgrim, Aetna, and United HealthCare). This means patients pay for treatment at the time of service. Owoc Physical Therapy provides the client with an invoice inclusive of all the needed information to turn the claim into their insurance for reimbursement. Owoc PT has a Patient Insurance Contact Question Sheet to assist you when contacting your insurance company. This sheet and Owoc PT Billing Practices and Fee Schedules will be provided on request. Contact Owoc PT for more information.

When is Owoc Physical Therapy open?
Owoc Physical Therapy is open by appointment only. Linda works a flexible work schedule. Linda makes every effort possible to accommodate patients’ needs while scheduling. Linda’s availability and class schedule can be seen by searching Owoc Physical Therapy on the MINDBODY app or www.clients.mindbodyonline.com.

 

How long are the visits?
Appointments are typically scheduled for one hour. At your visits you and Linda will discuss your individual needs and establish an appropriate schedule for you.

How often will I need to go for treatment?
This will vary based on your individual needs, resources, and scheduling. Most clients are seen 1 to 2 times each week. In general more acute or severe injuries benefit from more frequent visits. More long standing issues typically change more slowly and can benefit from more time between sessions. As people improve we generally begin decreasing frequency of visits.

What should I wear?
Please wear or bring comfortable clothes that provide ease of movement, when you come for your evaluation and future treatment sessions. Athletic clothing in not required. Street clothes that do not restrict movement are helpful. Skirts and dresses may hinder your ability to move for a complete assessment and treatment. Treatment sessions are completed with patients fully clothed. However, it may be necessary to expose an area so that your therapist can apply treatment directly to the skin or view scars.

Is this Reiki?
No, this is not Reiki. Specific light fulcrums are applied to the tissues in the body offering an opportunity for change in pressures and tissue relationships. The specific pressures facilitate the body’s instinctive intelligence of self healing, in this way IMT has energetic components to its work, but it is not Reiki.

How many patients are seen at one time?
Linda sees only one patient at a time. Your treatment is provided in a private treatment room so that complete focus is on your individual needs.

How much training does Linda have?
Linda has over 30 years of physical therapy and IMT experience. Linda is a certified Integrative Manual Therapist by The Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy, a MELT® Instructor with certificate training from Longevity Fitness Inc., and Certified in Tai Chi for Rehabilitation from Tai Chi for Health Institute. All Physical Therapists in the State of NH have a minimum requirement of continuing education every year. Linda is committed to expanding her skills and learns new and advanced treatment techniques above these state requirements annually.