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What to Expect on Your First Visit

From Central Avenue in Needham:

  • Our office is in the back of 220 Reservoir St.
  • Turn left off of Reservoir Street
  • Follow signs for Soma to the back of the building
  • Our office abuts the Charles River
  • Our receptionist will greet you at our front desk
  • We'll ask you to complete a health history form
  • We'll ask for your contact information and copy your driver's license
  • If you are using insurance, we'll copy your insurance card

After reviewing your medical history, your therapist will provide you with the following:

  • Your Physical Therapy Assessment
  • Your Customized Plan of Action
  • Your First Treatment Session
  • Take Home Exercises for Self-Care
  • Answers to any Questions
Does my insurance cover physical therapy visits?
Most medical insurance companies, Medicare and motor vehicle policies generally cover PT treatment.

Please check with your insurance carrier regarding your outpatient PT benefits and possible patient responsibilities.

We currently take Medicare, BCBS HMO & PPO, and Mass General Brigham Health Plan (formerly AllWays).

If you are not sure if we accept your insurance, please call us at (781) 400-1236.

Do I need to see a doctor first?
Some insurance companies require that you see a medical doctor and receive a prescription for physical therapy before your first visit.

Medicare and most HMO plans usually require this.

What is your NPI number?
If needed for referral, our NPI# is 1730477456.
What do I need to bring on my first visit?
If you are using insurance, your insurance card.

If required by your insurance company, your doctor’s prescription for physical therapy.

What should I wear?
Loose clothing is ideal.

It is best to avoid wearing dresses or skirts, heels or boots.

If you are being treated for a leg injury wear shorts, if possible and weather appropriate.

You are welcome to change here; we have a dressing room available.

How long will each session last?
Each treatment session is 40 minutes.
How many visits will I need?
This is decided on an individual basis and will be addressed during your first visit.

We average eight visits per person.

When will treatment start?
Treatment will begin on your first visit.