- How do I make an appointment?
- Do I need a referral?
- Is PT covered by insurance?
- How often will I need PT?
- Is PT painful?
- Will I need supplies?
Call 413-577-5158, weekdays, 8 am - 5 pm.
A referral from your medical provider is required when you come in for your evaluation.
The Student Health Benefit Plan covers physical therapy on the same basis as other outpatient services. We also accept Health New England, Harvard Pilgrim and Commonwealth Indemnity insurance plans. Each carrier has its own requirements; speak with our office or contact your insurance company for more information.
It depends on your individual situation. At your first visit, your therapist will evaluate your needs and create a treatment plan. Following the plan is important for you to achieve the greatest benefit.
Sometimes. During range-of-motion or strength testing, you may feel uncomfortable; repeating certain motions during treatment may also cause discomfort. Remember, you and your therapist are partners in your recovery. If your pain seems excessive, talk to your therapist.
Your treatment plan may include exercises to do on your own. Or, you might need a brace, support or other tool. UHS’s Physical Therapy department offers information, assistive devices and exercise supplies to help you keep on track:
• books on back and neck care;
• cervical and lumbar pillows;
• heel lifts;
• home cervical traction units;
• hot and cold packs;
• seat wedges;
• supports; and more!