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Physical Therapy & Breast Cancer

PAPT offers a lymphedema risk reduction program for postoperative breast cancer patients. We provide physical therapy & pilates techniques to improve shoulder range of motion, lessen axillary cording, and reduce pain and muscle spasm. Contact us for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Do I need my doctor to refer me to a physical therapist?
    Yes, a prescription for physical therapy is required by your medical doctor, osteopath, or chiropractor.

     

    • Will my insurance cover physical therapy services?
    Most major medical insurance companies cover physical therapy as a health benefit. Please check with your insurance company to determine your benefits. We are happy to help you with this if you provide us with your current health plan information.

     

    • Do you accept all insurances?
    We accept most insurances, including some PPO plans. We are not HMO providers. Performing Arts Physical Therapy will make every effort to verify your coverage prior to your appointment. However, we can not guarantee coverage of our services by your insurance company. Please note that you are ultimately responsible for payment of all services that are not covered by your insurance plan.

     

    • Do you take payment from worker’s compensation insurance for physical therapy?
    Yes, we accept worker’s compensation patients with proper insurance pre-authorization.

     

    • Do you accept Medicare for payment?
    Yes, we are Medicare providers.

     

    • Will insurance pay for my Pilates?
    Insurance health plans typically cover physical therapy services, not Pilates. At PAPT, we incorporate Pilates exercise into our physical therapy programming allowing our patients to experience Pilates as part of specific therapeutic exercise. If you do not have health insurance, you may choose to work with a Pilates Instructor privately for your program, or you may pay out of pocket for physical therapy service.

     

    • I am pregnant, can I do physical therapy and Pilates?
    Yes, you can do both physical therapy and Pilates. Your physical therapist will work together with your doctor to design the best treatment plan and discuss any contraindications.

     

    • When can I start my water physical therapy after surgery?
    Many patients may start water exercise as soon as 2 weeks postoperatively. Your doctor will be able to guide your therapy needs following a surgery.

     

    • Do you provide physical therapy for postoperative breast cancer patients?
    Yes, we offer a lymphedema risk reduction program, as well as massage, extremity range of motion, and pain management procedures postoperatively.

     

    • What are your business hours?
    We are open six days a week, Monday through Saturday. We have early morning and evening hours some days of the week. Please contact us for further information.