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Do you take my insurance?

Owoc Physical Therapy is an out of network provider for all Insurance and does not take assignment (direct payment) form any third party payer. This allows Owoc Physical Therapy to develop treatment plans without insurance mandated constraints. Owoc Physical Therapy only provides a SimpleCare Program of Non-Coded Physical Therapy Integrative Manual Therapy, MELT Program and Wellness Programs. These services are not able to be submitted to insurance companies for reimbursement. It is the client’s responsibility to see if these services are payable by Health Savings Accounts. This permits Owoc Physical Therapy to offer an affordable self-pay option with discounts when purchasing pre-paid services. These services can also be price shared between family/friends according to your choices. You can request a fee schedule or check out our pricing online.

 

Do I need a written order from my Primary Care Physician (PCP)?

NH has direct access. This allows/permits PTs to legally evaluate and treat clients/patients without a doctor’s order/referral. However, if you are seeking to use your Health Savings Account to cover the services your HSA may have specific requirements. You can check your HSA policy guidelines.

If I don’t have medical insurance, can I still come to Owoc Physical Therapy?

Yes. Owoc Physical Therapy is a SimpleCare Provider. This permits Owoc Physical Therapy to offer an affordable self-pay option with discounts when purchasing pre-paid services. These services can also be price shared between family/friends according to your choices. You can request a fee schedule or check out our pricing online.

What kinds of injuries and problems do you treat at Owoc Physical Therapy?

Listed below is a small sample of the diagnoses Owoc Physical Therapy can treat:

  • Ankle Injuries

  • Attention Deficit

  • Autism

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Celiac

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Head Injuries (TBI)

  • Herniated Disc

  • IBS

  • Impingement Syndromes

  • Incontinence

  • Knee Injuries

  • Leaky Gut Syndrome

  • Low Back Pain

  • Men's Health Issues

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Neck Pain

  • Nerve Injuries

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Over Use Injuries

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation

  • Pre Surgery Conditioning

  • Radiculopathy & Neuropathy

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Sacral Disorders

  • Shoulder Impingement & Injuries

  • Sports Injuries

  • Stroke (CVA)

  • Surgical Prevention

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

  • TMJ

  • Toe Walking

  • Whiplash

  • Women's Health Issues

 

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a licensed health profession dedicated to restoring and improving motion in people’s lives. Individual assessments and critical thinking is used to correlate the findings and develop a individualized treatment plan, assist restoration of health, achieve specific client goals and return clients to their desired lifestyle.

What is Integrative Manual Therapy?

Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) is an entirely non-invasive technique where the practitioners use their hands to facilitate the bodies instinctive intelligence of self healing. IMT reaches your most superficial to the deepest layers your tissues. It is used to address the relationships between tissue structure and function throughout the body. IMT is beneficial for athletes and those who sit for long periods of time. IMT restores movement which allows return to our life's activities for a far-reaching healing process.

 

What is MELT® or the MELT Method® ?

MELT® is a simple self-treatment technique using small balls and a soft roller that works by reconnecting & rebalancing your nervous system and rehydrating & releasing your connective tissue, which is all around your bones, muscles, joints, nerves and organs. You will learn how treating this tissue can improve your alignment, strength, and even your sleep. If you’re pregnant, injured, post-surgery, overweight, sedentary, or out of shape you can MELT®! If you have limited mobility, chronic pain, joint replacements, or bone disorders, you can still MELT®. It’s the best starting point for any exercise and wellness program. MELT® Performance uses the MELT® soft foam roller and resistance bands to help you reach your fitness goals and reduce your risk of injury through re-integrating and re-patterning your movement providing neuromuscular strength and establishing neurologic & joint stability.

 

How is Owoc Physical Therapy different than other practices?

Owoc PT is owned and operated by a physical therapist. No doctor or other institution receives financial benefit from the services that are provided. Linda uses traditional physical therapy evaluation techniques along with IMT diagnostics to determine an individualized program to restore, health, wellness, ROM, strength, and function for your specific needs. Your treatment sessions are one hour in length tailored to your needs. Treatments are provided in a private treatment room.

What types of treatment do you perform? Treatments at Owoc Physical Therapy include:

  • Craniosacral Therapy

  • Myofascial Release

  • Lymph Techniques

  • Neural Tissue Tension

  • Muscle Energy

  • Visceral Mobilization

  • Compression Syndromes

  • Strain and Counterstrain

  • Zero Balancing

  • Emotional Release

  • Osseous Release

  • The MELT Method

  • Tai Chi for Health

We also use the following therapeutic agents and exercise approaches at Owoc PT:

  • Iontophoresis

  • Kinesio Taping

  • Stabilization Exercise

  • Feldenkrias

  • TheraPlate

  • Somatics

  • Yoga

  • The MELT Method®

  • Tai Chi For Health

 

What do I bring with me on my first visit?

Bring (or prior to your visit email to Linda@OwocPT.com) the completed admission paperwork that our office sent to you and any other pertinent medical history reports. Please be prepared to discuss your past medical and surgical history which might affect your treatment plan.

What are the costs, will my insurance cover my therapy?

Owoc Physical Therapy is an out of network provider for all Insurance and does not take assignment (direct payment) form any third party payer. Owoc Physical Therapy is a SimpleCare Provider. This permits Owoc Physical Therapy to offer an affordable self-pay option with discounts when purchasing pre-paid services. These services can also be price shared between family/friends according to your choices. You can request a fee schedule or check out our pricing online.

Will Medicare or Medicaid pay for services at Owoc Physical Therapy ?

Owoc Physical Therapy is not providing Physical Therapy Services to Members of Medicare or Medicaid.

  • Medicare and Medicaid does not permit Physical Therapists to develop a contractual relationship to provide Physical Therapy Services as “private pay” option for Medicare and Medicaid Members

  • Owoc Physical Therapy will continue to provide the Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) and Wellness program which is a competitively priced out of pocket wellness and non-medically necessary therapy service. (see our pricing online).

  • Medicare and Medicaid do not cover wellness or therapy services that are not medically necessary.

When is Owoc Physical Therapy open?

Owoc Physical Therapy is open by appointment only. Linda works a flexible work schedule. Linda makes every effort possible to accommodate patients’ needs while scheduling. Linda’s availability and class schedule can be seen by searching Owoc Physical Therapy on the MINDBODY app or www.clients.mindbodyonline.com.

 

How long are the visits?

Appointments are typically scheduled for one hour. Half hour appointments are also available.  At your visits you and Linda will discuss your individual needs and establish an appropriate schedule for you.

How often will I need to go for treatment?

This will vary based on your individual needs, resources, and scheduling. Most clients are seen 1 to 2 times each week. In general more acute or severe injuries benefit from more frequent visits. More long standing issues typically change more slowly and can benefit from more time between sessions. As people improve we generally begin decreasing frequency of visits.

What should I wear?

Please wear or bring comfortable clothes that provide ease of movement, when you come for your evaluation and future treatment sessions. Athletic clothing in not required. Street clothes that do not restrict movement are helpful. Skirts and dresses may hinder your ability to move for a complete assessment and treatment. Treatment sessions are completed with patients fully clothed. However, it may be necessary to expose an area so that your therapist can apply treatment directly to the skin or view scars.

Is this Reiki?

No, this is not Reiki. Specific light fulcrums are applied to the tissues in the body offering an opportunity for change in pressures and tissue relationships. The specific pressures facilitate the body’s instinctive intelligence of self healing, in this way IMT has energetic components to its work, but it is not Reiki.

How many patients are seen at one time?

Linda sees only one patient at a time. Your treatment is provided in a private treatment room so that complete focus is on your individual needs.

Do you have virtual or telehealth appointments?

Yes.  Owoc PT uses WebEx Meetings for live virtual classes and telehealth/virtual appointments.  

How much training does Linda have?

Linda has over 30 years of physical therapy and IMT experience. Linda is a certified Integrative Manual Therapist by The Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy, a MELT® Instructor with certificate training from Longevity Fitness Inc., Certified in Tai Chi for Rehabilitation from Tai Chi for Health Institute, and Certified SoleSupports orthotic provider. All Physical Therapists in the State of NH have a minimum requirement of continuing education every year. Linda is committed to expanding her skills and learns new and advanced treatment techniques above these state requirements annually.

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20 Commerce Park North / Suite 103

Bedford, NH  03110

Tel: 603-472-5546

Fax:  603-472-5095

Text:  929-362-5390

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