- How is Orthopedic Massage different from other types of massage?
- What should I expect from the first session?
- What should I wear?
- Do I need a referral from a physician to be treated?
- Does SJ take health insurance?
- Can I use my HSA or FSA to pay for your services?
- How many sessions does treatment usually take?
HOW IS ORTHOPEDIC MASSAGE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TYPES OF MASSAGE?
Orthopedic Massage focuses on a specific area or problem. It is generally used to treat an overuse injury, help prevent an injury or help in the recovery from an injury. Orthopedic Massage tends to be a deeper and more aggressive form of therapy and can be painful at times.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THE FIRST SESSION
You will begin your first appointment by completing a few forms. This can also be done beforehand by downloading all the necessary paperwork from the website. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to work through any questions. You should allow approximately 1 hour for your first visit. Before treatment, your therapist will ask questions to be certain he/she understands your health history, concerns and goals. The therapist will then conduct an evaluation and proceed with an appropriate treatment. You will often times be given a home treatment plan which will include strengthening, stretching and self massage.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We want you to be comfortable during your session. You should bring running shorts and a loose t-shirt. You will be draped at all times.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM A PHYSICIAN TO BE TREATED?
No. A physician’s referral is NOT required. Some insurance companies may require a prescription. Check with your insurance provider for specific requirements.
DOES SJ TAKE HEALTH INSURANCE?
Yes. We do direct bill health insurance. However, we can even provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DOES TREATMENT USUALLY TAKE?
The number of sessions can vary dramatically depending on the problem. It is best to discuss expected length of treatment with your therapist.