Frequently asked questions

What should I wear to physical therapy?


You will be most comfortable in loose athletic wear. In most cases, it is better to have more skin visible for assessment and treatment (shorts, sports bras, etc.).




What happens during a physical therapy evaluation?


The evaluation starts by delving further into the information you provided in the intake form. This time allows you to tell your story and give Emily insight into what may be going on in your body so that she can start to form a hypothesis. Then physical exam follows. This generally consists of looking at your posture, watching the way you move (walking, squats, stairs, etc., in addition to anything that fits with your complaints), looking at your range of motion and strength, and any special tests that would be appropriate. For pelvic floor specific issues, an internal exam is sometimes, but not always, done on the first day. This completely depends on patient comfort level and its level of importance in providing valuable information. In a situation where an internal exam is not done, there is often at least some palpation of external structures to see if any areas are contributory to your complaints and warrant further investigation. Finally, a physical therapy plan is formulated based off of exam findings and your specific goals.




Do you accept insurance?


Emily an out-of-network provider, so she does not accept insurance or medicare. This allows for longer one-on-one treatment times and a more holistic approach to your care than you might find with in-network providers. However, super bills can be provided for PPOs, which allows you to bill your insurance for reimbursement. To find out your reimbursement amount, please contact your insurance provider. FSA/HSA cards are accepted. For all other questions, feel free to email Emily at emily@emilynoonandpt.com.





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