Frequently Asked Questions

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Where are we located?
280 N. Central Avenue, Suite 211, Hartsdale, NY 10530.  Conveniently located on Central Avenue across from the Best Buy-Marshalls-Trader Joe’s Shopping Center, we are on the corner of Chatterton Pkwy and Central Avenue.
Where do I park and which entrance do I use to get in the building?

The office has it’s own free parking lot. We have free valet parking on the upper level in the event the lower level parking lot is full.

If you park on the upper level, enter the building through the rear entrance. Take the elevator to the second floor. Make a right out of the elevator and we are next to the ladies bathroom on the left, Suite 211.

Park on the lower level, enter in the main lobby elevator and press level 1. Make a right out of the elevator. Take the elevator to the second floor. Make a right out of the elevator and we are next to the ladies bathroom on the left, Suite 211.

Is a prescription required in order to receive physical therapy?
Yes. As of November 2006, NY State licensed physical therapists with 3 or more years of experience have been granted direct access to the general public. This means that patients can be treated by a physical therapist without a physician’s prescription. This law allows physical therapists to treat for 30 days or 10 visits, whichever comes first. All visits beyond this, will require a prescription from a licensed physician, osteopath, podiatrist or nurse practitioner. Please check with your insurance company for their specific guidelines regarding this law. Some insurance companies require prescriptions at all times for payment. 
Medicare patients must have a prescription during all phases of treatment.
What should I expect on my first visit?
During your first visit, the Physical Therapist will be conducting a thorough evaluation of your condition, including a detailed history of your situation. The initial evaluation will consist of a postural and musculoskeletal assessment, looking at how your joints, muscles, nerves and other soft tissues move. Included in this evaluation your physical therapist may perform an external and internal pelvic floor muscle assessment in order to most effectively identify strength deficits and other dysfunction which may be contributing to, or resulting from, your condition. A personalized treatment plan will be developed based on the evaluation findings.
What should I bring to my first visit?
Please bring:

  • Medical and surgical history reports, including results of any tests performed such as MRI, x-ray, urodynamics study, defecography, etc.
  • List of medications (prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medication)
  • Referring doctor’s written prescription for physical therapy. If you do not have one, you may print our copy here and bring it to your doctor for his/her signature.
  • Insurance card and photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
What should I expect during subsequent treatment sessions?
Most courses of treatment last between 6 – 8 weeks, though this will vary depending on your specific condition. During the course of your treatment, a number of physical therapy interventions may be used, including specific manual (“hands on”) techniques for the pelvic floor, pelvic girdle, and low back. Examples may include myofascial release techniques (MFR), connective tissue mobilization, visceral mobilization techniques, trigger point release, muscle energy techniques and joint mobilization. Strengthening exercises for the pelvic muscles, hips, abdominals and low back may also be part of your plan.

A significant part of your treatment plan will include education addressing the causes of your pain or dysfunction. This will include a home exercise program that will consist of strengthening and stretching exercises, and techniques which can be used to manage your symptoms. In some cases, patients are asked to record the symptoms and activities which take place at home, and may include the completion of a bladder or bowel diary if bladder or bowel complaints are part your symptoms. Your physical therapist may also recommend the use of biofeedback (a device used to monitor pelvic muscle activity) to further assist you with muscle retraining as part of incontinence training or treatment of pelvic pain conditions.

What do the letters in your title mean?

P.T. indicates a license in physical therapy D.P.T. signifies a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

W.C.S. indicates Women’s Health Clinical Specialist. A WCS is a licensed therapist who:

  • Has proven they have the knowledge, skill, and experience unique to the area of women’s health practice by successfully passing the Women’s Health Clinical Specialist Board Examination
  • Is certified in Women’s Health Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)
  • Has completed a minimum of 2000 hours of women’s health clinical practice.
  • CAPP-OB is a Certification in Pregnancy and PostPartum Physical Therapy. The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) awards the Certificate of Achievement in Physical Therapy (Obstetric Physical Therapy or Pelvic Health Physical Therapy) to licensed Physical Therapists (PTs) who complete a series of comprehensive evidence-based education courses, written and clinical testing at each level and a written case report rigorously reviewed by the CAPP Case Reflection Committee. Upon successful passing, recipients are featured in the Academy’s distinguished directory, receive a Certificate of Achievement they can display in their office to patients and employers to demonstrate the caliber of their accomplishment.

  • CYT-200 is a Certifed Yoga Teacher with 200 hours of training. 

Hours of Operation

9:00am – 7:00pm

8:00am – 7:00pm

9:00am – 4:00pm

280 North Central Avenue
Suite 211
Hartsdale, NY 10530

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