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. Emily 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.
- Is this covered by my insurance? We have contracts with: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna and United.
Other PPO plans: If you have a PPO that’s not on our list, you pay for your visit at the time of the session and then submit your receipt to your insurance for reimbursement.
HMOs and Kaiser: these plans do not generally reimburse for out-of-network appointments. You may use flex spending (FSA) or health savings (HSA) account money for these appointments.
- How much does it cost? The first visit includes a thorough examination, education about your condition, co-creation of a treatment plan, and initial treatment session. The examination is $120 and takes an hour. Follow-up visits are $70 for 30 minutes.
- 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.
- What should I bring/wear to my first appointment? If you have them, bring any relevant imaging or surgical reports. Please wear clothes that allow the therapist to access the body part to be treated. We have locker rooms for changing. If you are using insurance, bring a prescription from your doctor (if required) and your insurance card.