I can not swim, am I still a candidate for aquatic physical therapy?
What will my first visit involve?
Do you have cash pay rates?
How long is each visit?
Does insurance pay for treatment sessions?
Do I need to see a physician before I begin?
What community pools are there that I might use for doing my exercises?
Q: I can not swim, am I still a candidate for aquatic physical therapy?
A: Yes. Your physical therapist will work with you in the water within your comfort level. Our pool is as shallow as 3 feet and we can conduct an entire session with your feet
firmly in contact with the surface of the pool floor.
Q: What will my first visit involve?
A: We request that you arrive with all the paper work (that we will send to you in advance) completed, which will allow us to focus on the initial evaluation and treatment.
Please bring clothing such as tank tops or shorts that will allow us to have easy access to the area you are having treated, and swimming attire in case you are to begin in the water on the first
Q: Do you have cash pay rates for physical therapy?
A: Yes. We charge $120 plus tax for a one hour session with a Physical Therapist. Our rates are discounted by an additional 10% if you opt to purchase 10 sessions at one
time. The treatment options will be discussed in advanced by the physical therapist and the patient. This rate is only an option for those clients willing to pay in full at the time of treatment,
and will not be possible if any billing is required.
As a side note we also have medical fitness staff (highly skilled and certified trainers) in the medically oriented gym part of our facility that may be able to meet
your strength and conditioning needs at a lower cost than working with physical therapy. Our trainers do work closely with our physical therapy staff and are quite savy with regard to all
manner of orthopedic and neurologic concerns.
Q: How long is each visit?
A: Visits last ~60 minutes and you will have direct one-on-one contact with a physical therapist.
Q: Does insurance pay for treatment sessions?
Insurance will pay for physical therapy (including aquatic therapy) provided that you have not exceeded your entitlement for the calendar year.
Q: Do I need to see a physician before I begin?
For Physical Therapy services, you are no longer required by law to have a prescription for treatment in Hawaii. However, most insurance companies will require a
physician's prescription before they will consider reimbursement for your treatment.
If you are coming to OrthoSport purely for personal training, or simply wish to pay cash for physical therapy treatment without the possibility of insurance billing or reimbursement
, you may attend without a physician referral. You may still be asked to get a clearance from
your doctor however, if your therapist / trainer has any concerns regarding your health status, or if he or she she feels that your problem lies beyond the scope of physical therapy
Q: What community pools are there that I might use for performing my exercises?