Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during my first visit?

During your initial evaluation, we will complete a subjective assessment of your current condition, which includes a history of your prior injuries, as well as a comprehensive objective evaluation, which consists of specialized tests and measures, to help determine the root cause and nature of your injury. After analyzing the findings, we will discuss your diagnosis and will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your goals for recovery.

What should I wear?

We request that all patients wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing that will enable Dr. Boaz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, to access the injury. We recommend shorts, yoga pants or athletic pants for lower body injuries, and short sleeved shirts, t-shirts or tank tops for elbow/forearm problems or shoulder, back and neck injuries.

Do I need a physician’s referral/prescription?

California state law requires a physician’s referral in order for you to use your insurance company for physical therapy services. At Aspire Health & Wellness, we treat patients on a “cash pay” basis without a physician’s referral. Please see insurance information below (#4) if you would like to use your insurance for physical therapy services.

Do you accept insurance?

Aspire Health & Wellness is not contracted with any insurance plans, which enables us to provide a full range of services. Our practice is performed on a “cash pay” basis. If necessary, however, we can provide you with a super bill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Payment is required at the time of service. Moreover, we will work with you specifically by providing a thorough treatment plan to allow you to return to your activities of daily living and a stronger and healthier you. To better understand your health insurance policy and determine what your health insurance company’s specific benefits are for physical therapy, please see the Patient Insurance Verification form for a list of detailed questions you should ask your insurance company’s customer service representative.

What do I need to bring on my first visit?

For patients on a “cash pay” basis, please bring your completed patient forms and a photo I.D. If you would like us to provide you with a super bill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, we require a prescription/diagnosis from your doctor, completed patient forms and a photo I.D.

How long are appointments?

Your first visit will last for approximately 60 minutes. Each subsequent treatment or injury prevention session is 30 minutes to 60 minutes in duration, depending on the injury and each patient’s goals. All personal training sessions are 60 minutes in duration.

How many times will I need to come for treatment?

Each patient’s treatment plan is unique. The amount of time necessary for recovery depends on the injury/diagnosis, capabilities of each person, and your personal goals.

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