At INVIVO, our physical therapists are highly skilled professionals. They are dedicated to the art and science of evaluating and treating disorders of the joints, muscles, fascia and nerves that prevent normal movement, cause pain and limit an active life. INVIVO offers a unique, hands-on approach to physical therapy. Our physical therapists specialize in techniques such as myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, joint and spine mobilization and soft/deep tissue massage. They also use advanced techniques and technologies such as ultrasound, infra-red laser, kinesiotaping, iontophoresis and cervical traction.
Our award-winning manual therapies and exercise programs have helped hundreds of patients each year reclaim their bodies and discover a more balanced way of living. If you are experiencing pain, physical therapy is a good place to start. INVIVO Physical Therapy is also a preferred provider for all major insurance and Medicare.
People come to physical therapy for a variety of reasons. Some clients have pain resulting from a recent injury and others have longstanding pain. No matter how you arrived at this point you are most likely a bit worried, tired of being in pain and wondering what the future holds in store. We have created an information page (see ‘what to expect’ link above) to help you better understand what you will be encountering during your course of physical therapy.
Before starting any physical therapy program, we will verify your insurance benefits and explain them to you at your first visit. INVIVO is a preferred provider for over 170 insurance plans and Medicare. We provide claims’ management for all approved worker’s compensation cases. Cash payments are accepted and we provide appropriate receipts for taxes and Flex Spending reimbursements. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Health Savings Cards.
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DPT, STC, RYT
Chronic and acute pain
Back and joint pain
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What to Expect
People come to physical therapy for a variety of reasons. Some clients have pain resulting from a recent injury and others have longstanding pain. No matter how you arrived at this point you are most likely a bit worried, tired of being in pain and wondering what the future holds in store. We have created this information page to help you better understand what you will be encountering during your course of physical therapy.
Physical therapy is a process that has a beginning, middle and an end. On your first day you will receive a thorough evaluation with the goal of identifying all the structures responsible for pain. This may include any combination of muscle, ligaments, tendon, joint, nerve or vascular dysfunction. So don’t be surprised if your therapist checks your feet when you have pain in your neck!
Based on the results of the evaluation your therapist will give you a physical therapy diagnosis and will recommend how many times a week (frequency) you will need to be seen and for how many weeks (duration). At this time you and your therapist will also determine what the appropriate goals are for treatment. Very severe cases may require up to three visits per week. Most cases only require one to two visits per week.
Although each person and their problems are unique, physical therapists will follow a similar course of action for all patients. Our first priority is to minimize pain, followed by correcting the dysfunctions and finally strengthening and stabilizing the involved body parts.
On any given day you may expect to participate in several treatment modalities that may include any combination of body work, therapeutic exercise and/or thermogenic or electrical modalities.
It is important to remember that physical therapy alone may not be the entire solution to your problem. This is why physical therapists maintain good communication with your physician. Your therapist may even recommend to you and your physician that other professionals be involved in the course of treatment including medical specialists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nutritionists and psychologists to meet your therapeutic goals.
Throughout your course of treatment you should expect to have days where your pain is worse and others where pain has diminished. As therapy continues, however, you should begin to experience more and more “good” days and less “bad” days. As you improve your therapist most likely will decrease the frequency and/or the daily duration of treatment. Little by little you will begin to feel less pain and increasingly stronger. When you have reached your goals your therapist will perform one final evaluation and provide you with final instruction for maintaining your new level of wellness.
Before starting any physical therapy program, we will verify your insurance benefits and we will explain them to you at your first visit. Be aware that all insurance companies stipulate that “explanation of benefits is not a guarantee of payment”. It is for this reason that we suggest that you also check with your insurance company prior to starting physical therapy. Remember: you are ultimately responsible for all medical charges you incur whether you have insurance or not.
Insurance: Invivo is a preferred provider for over 170 insurance plans. To the right is a partial list of insurance plans accepted.
Workers Compensation: We provide claims’ management for all approved worker’s compensation cases. The following is information you’ll need to provide to Invivo:
• Worker’s Compensation claim number.
• Date of injury.
• Case worker’s name, mailing address and telephone number.
Attorney Hold: If you are involved in a litigation case your attorney may guarantee physical therapy payments when your case is resolved. Please provide us the following information:
• Name of attorney and firm
• Phone and fax number
Direct Pay and Flex Spending: Cash payments are accepted and we provide appropriate receipts for taxes and Flex Spending reimbursements.
Health Savings Accounts: We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Health Savings Cards. Appropriate receipts are provided for other HSA accounts.
Q. Do I need physical therapy?
If you are experiencing pain, physical therapy is a good place to start. Practically, pain can be classified into two different types – visceral and somatic. Visceral pain emerges from the internal organs. Somatic pain emerges from structures that include the skeletal and muscular system. Identifying the origin of pain can often be a difficult and confusing process.
Invivo offers free physical screenings with a state licensed Physical Therapist that will help you determine if physical therapy can help you.
Q. What types of injuries and pain do you treat?
A partial list of common conditions includes:
- Acute and chronic back and neck pain
- Disc herniations
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff and shoulder tendonitis
- Tennis elbow
- Hip pain
- Knee Meniscus and ACL injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- TMJ (jaw pain)
- Degenerative Arthritis
Q. What types of techniques are used?
The Physical Therapists of INVIVO are manual therapists. As such we specialize in hands-on techniques including:
- Myofascial release
- Joint and spine mobilization
- Craniosacral therapy
- Soft and deep tissue massage
- Pilates and Yoga-based strength and stabilization
We also use advanced techniques and technology including:
- Infra-red laser
- Cervical traction
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation