Frequently Asked Questions

How long is each session? 

Sessions are generally one hour long, but this can sometimes depend on your condition and your schedule.


Can you come to my home or office?



What areas do you service for home visits?

I see patients in most parts of Brooklyn. Please reach out to confirm if I travel to your area. 

Do you accept insurance?

I work with many different insurances. Please contact me so that I can verify your specific physical therapy benefits. 

Do you bring your own equipment?

Yes, I bring all of the equipment you’ll need. Equipment needs vary depending on the functional level of the patient and can include resistance bands, weights, foam rolls,  and balance training equipment. But my most valuable pieces of “equipment” are my hands! Applying precisely targeted manual techniques allow me to ensure proper muscle contraction and/or relaxation as is indicated for optimal results.   


What should I do to prepare for my first visit?

Please have any pertinent paperwork, if any,  (ie- doctor/midwife prescription, test results) that are relevant to your condition. Wear something comfortable that you can move around in and that will allow me to observe the problem and surrounding areas.  Patients being treated for pelvic floor conditions: Please have a towel and 2 pillows available for use during the session. 

What should I expect during my first visit?

During your first visit you can expect both an evaluation and initiation of treatment. I will be asking you questions about your condition and your health history and performing a thorough physical exam.  Once this is complete, I will begin treatment, including educating you about your condition and ways to minimize and prevent symptoms, as well as initiation of a  home program.  


Patients being treated for pelvic floor conditions:

The muscles of the pelvic floor are located between the pubic bone and tailbone and between the sits bones. Given their location,literally at the floor of your spine and pelvis, your postural alignment will be crucial in determining its function or dysfunction. During the first session, a musculoskeletal screen will be performed to evaluate for any mal-alignment as well as for any general muscle imbalances that may be contributing factors. In addition to an external exam of the pelvic floor muscles and surrounding tissues, an internal vaginal or rectal examination is often indicated. This may or may not be performed during the first session or at all during the course of treatment. This is determined on a case by case basis. 

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