GENERAL QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- How long does it take to resolve my problem? Most problems can be resolved in two to six visits. Sign up for a free phone consultation to find out more about your specific case.
- Do I need a referral? Should I see my doctor before I go to physical therapy? You don't need a referral in the state of Colorado to see a physical therapist. This law allows patients to save time and money by going directly to their physical therapist without having to wait for appointments with other providers. Dr. Aronow can diagnose most problems with a thorough examination, and will send you to your doctor if necessary. Your insurance might require you to have a referral in order to get reimbursed.
- Is it painful? Patients always leave feeling better than when they arrived. Our goal is to promote pain-free movement.
- Can I get reimbursed by my insurance? It depends; if you have a PPO the chances are good; if you have an HMO or Kaiser it’s unlikely. Dr. Aronow will help you navigate your insurance to try to get reimbursed.
- How much does it cost? The first visit is a thorough evaluation and discussion of your problem and treatment. The examination and evaluation is $140. Follow-up visits are $70. Private yoga session with integrated physical therapy: $80. If we have a contract with your insurance, you will pay your copay or coinsurance.
- What are the benefits of exercising with a Personal Trainer who is also a Board-Certified Physical Therapist? Exercising with the guidance of a Physical Therapist is the safest and most precise way to achieve your goals. Many people get injured by exercising incorrectly, particularly if there are pre-existing condtions. Dr. Aronow understands not just anatomy and biomechanical relationships, but also the effect of chronic medical disorders. This allows her to customize your exercise program to your needs and ability.
- What can I do to help myself? Healing comes from the inside. Hydration, a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and techniques for calming such as yoga and meditation have all been shown to speed healing and reduce pain. Physical therapy adds in the right exercise, stretching, massage and skeletal adjustment based on the latest research and evidence.