Orthopedic Physical Therapy & Wellness, Inc.
Building independence, strength, and mobility
How do I make an appointment?
It is easy to set up an appointment with a Certified Physical Therapist or a Certified Personal Trainer. Just call (415) 480-8011 or email us at email@example.com and we will set up a comprehensive evaluation and assessment session.
What should I wear to my sessions?
Whether you come for Physical Therapy or Personal Training, we ask that you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. Shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, etc. are all perfect. Dress for comfort and ease of motion to the degree that will leave you physically and mentally most relaxed for the session. Athletic shoes are our preferred footwear.
What does a typical session look like?
Depending on your current ability and/or your physician’s prescription the Physical Therapist or trainer will sit down with you and design a simple yet comprehensive plan of action. Your trainer will evaluate your energy for the day so that the session is not overexerting. Some sessions will involve more movement, weights, stretching, repetitions, or cardiovascular exercise than other sessions.
- Each session typically begins with a warm-up and ends with a cool-down. During some sessions your trainer may take time to discuss your diet and overall health. Depending on your purpose for coming to OPTW Inc. your trainer may request a three day written food and water intake to assess your health. Exercise/motor movement is only one component of a healthy lifestyle. By educating a client about their health we are encouraging a holistic approach to wellness.
- So that you are able to understand the importance of each exercise our trainer will briefly describe the benefits of the exercise and demonstrate how the exercise is performed. Our staff is always willing to listen. If something causes pain or discomfort your trainer will modify the exercise or stretch and see that the exercise is benefiting you and not harming you.
- If you have any questions during or between exercises feel free to ask. We are ALWAYS willing to listen!
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What should I bring to my Initial Evaluation?
We ask that you please bring the following for your first appointment:
- Insurance card/ Medicare card1
- Prescription for physical therapy if referred by a medical professional2
- Athletic shoes, athletic shorts and shirt
- Form of payment 3
- 1It is only necessary to bring your insurance or Medicare card if you are using them. We can see clients without insurance coverage. Click here for more information on Insurance coverage and payments.
- 2A medical professional's prescription or referral is only necessary if you plan to bill insurance. We can see clients referring themselves. Click here for more information on the use of and obtaining prescriptions for therapy.
- 3We accept major credit cards, cash, money orders, PayPal and check. OPTW Inc. also bills Medicare, Medical, and major private insurance companies. Click here for more information about our EasyPay options.
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What should I expect from my Initial Evaluation?
A typical evaluation and assessment session runs about 55 minutes. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early as you may need to fill out necessary paperwork. Our friendly staff will answer any preliminary questions you may have. A Physical Therapist will then sit down with you and discuss your needs. Our therapist will listen and together, with the prescription of your doctor, diagnose any problem or injury you have. Our Physical Therapist will help you set short-term goals so you are able to track your progress. We will educate you about personal fitness, diet, and manual physical therapies. We will answer any questions you have regarding your rehabilitation and training honestly and completely.
Depending on your goals, our Physical Therapist will measure your Body Mass Index (BMI), Body Fat Percentage, and weight as you walk through several exercises specific to your therapy, rehabilitation, or training. Our therapists and trainers use low-impact and no-impact exercises. Most importantly your Physical Therapist or Personal Trainer will never leave you to help another client. They will explain and walk you through each task to help you understand. And we will never ask you to do something we wouldn’t do ourselves. If your goals are to improve athletic strength, regain balance and coordination, or to rehabilitate after an operation, our trained staff will get you there!
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How do I get a prescription for Physical Therapy from a Medical Professional?
Most medical professionals are aware of a patient's need for physical therapy. During your appointment with them they will write you a prescription for physical therapy which will be sent to us by you or them. If you believe that you need physical therapy but your medical professional is apprehensive about writing the prescription for it you have several options. One option is to call John Soriano, PT., and ask if you are in need of physical therapy at our office at (415) 480-8011. Secondly, you can direct your health professional to our website. They have a special link titled "Medical Professionals" which will describe in technical language the problems that will qualify a patient for physical therapy.
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What qualifies me for Physical Therapy? What will a typical Insurance Company cover?
The following is a short list of conditions that are typically covered by insurance and can qualify you for a presciption:
- Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Head, Neck, Back, Hip, Knee, Ankle, and Foot injuries
- Sprain and Strain Problems
- Mechanical, Motor and Sensory Problems
- Injury to Spinal Cord or Nerve Root
- Arm and Leg Amputations
- Arm and Leg Replacements
- Osteoarthritis and Arthritis
- Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow
- Synovitis and Tenosynovitis
- Open and Closed Fractures
- Hereditary and Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Generalized Osteoarthritis
- Contracture of Joint, Multiple Sites
- Difficulty Walking
- Abnormality of Gait
- Lack of Coordination
- Abnormal Sputum
- Urge Incontinence, Mixed Incontinence and Other Problems
- Complications Due to Implants, Device, Prosthesis, or Reattached Body Part
- Fitting and Adjustment of Orthopedic Device, Prosthetic Device or Wheelchair
- Aftercare and or Other Orthopedic Aftercare Following Joint Replacement
- Care Involving Orthotic Training
- Wheelchair, prosthetic and Orthotic Measurements
If you do not see your condition it does not mean that we don't treat it, please call our office at (415) 480-8011 if you have any questions.
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Would my insurance benefits cover my personal training service with Orthopedic Physical Therapy? Personal Training service is different from Physical Therapy and is not covered by Insurance. However, Orthopedic Physical Therapy employs a Licensed Physical Therapist to evaluate your physical condition during your consultation and assessment session. The Physical Therapist will do several tests to assess your current physical function and capacity. He may be able to bill Insurance for physical therapy sessions. Call us to find out more at (415) 480-8011.
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What other services does Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Wellness offer that my insurance may not cover?
Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Wellness Inc. will service clients in need of physical therapy even if their insurance does not cover them.
John has designed a unique program only found at OPTW Inc. The program is called the "Personal Training with Weight Management & Nutrition Counseling Program." This program is one of the most advanced personal training programs because it is developed by a physical therapist. We use physical therapy techniques and exercises that target potential injury areas prior to physical activity to reduce injury. We educate clients on diet, fitness, and healthy living by providing nutrition and supplement education, realistic goal setting, computerized calorie analysis and a creative and fun fitness routine. Click here to learn more.
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What are the benefits of manual therapy sessions with OPTWINC?
The following is a short list of some of the benefits of physical therapy:
- Reduced pain and quicker recovery post-operation
- Alleviation of pain from joint or muscle injury
- Rehabilitation of joint or muscle injury
- Increased muscular strength and endurance
- Preventative exercises and health measures
- Weight loss/gain dependent upon therapy/fitness goals
- Increase athletic agility and strength
- Increased flexibility and mobility
- Increased balance and stability
- Community and work reintegration
- Better self care and home management
- Sensory integration
- Orthotics/ Prosthetic Fitting and Training
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Can I choose my trainer?
We will always try to accommodate your request to work with a specific trainer, however, (due to scheduling conflicts) we cannot guarantee that you will be with the same trainer or your requested trainer every time.
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