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Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, please call 949-552-9100 to schedule an appointment.

Do you accept all insurances?
We are preferred providers for most group health insurance plans. It is our policy to confirm the eligibility and benefits of all of our patients and inform them of the particulars of their insurance coverage for physical therapy at the time of their first visit. We also work with the patient’s doctor and insurance company to obtain authorization for therapy when it is required. We also accept Medicare, Tricare, Worker’s Compensation, auto injuries, personal injuries and liens.

How much will I have to pay for physical therapy?
The amount paid out of pocket depends on individual insurance plans and coverage. We will gladly verify your insurance and explain your benefits and financial responsibility before your first visit. For those patients without coverage options, discounted cash rates are available.

What is Kinetic Chain Physical Therapy?
Kinetic Chain physical Therapy is a traditional physical therapy with the addition of the use of a biomechanical model to analyze the movement of the body. This model is adaptable to patients of all ages and abilities. This approach rehabilitates the entire neuro-muscular system linking each segment to the next. The goal of Kinetic Chain rehabilitation is to discover the weak link or links in the chain and then design an individualized program that addresses the cause. We find that our patients return to a normal, pain-free lifestyle sooner because of this.

What should I expect during my first visit?
When you first arrive at the clinic, have your insurance card and driver’s license available for photocopy. You will also need to give us your prescription for physical therapy from your doctor. Paperwork will then be given to you to fill out. You can also download the paperwork to complete ahead of time.

After the paperwork is complete, you will be given a tour of our facility. One of our highly skilled physical therapists will then perform your initial evaluation, devise a treatment plan and answer any questions that you may have regarding your evaluation. Treatment for your condition may include any of the following: manual therapy, gait re-training, biomechanical analysis and intervention, postural re-training, balance training and modalities (moist heat, cold pack, electrical stimulation, ultrasound.) Manual treatment may consist of myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, trigger point release, joint mobilization and muscle energy techniques. An exercise program will most likely be initiated at this time. You will also be participating in a home exercise program that will help you reach your treatment goals in shorter period of time.

Do I need a physician referral before I can be treated?
Yes. California state law requires a physician’s referral for treatment to be rendered.

What should I wear?
Loose comfortable clothing should be worn so that the areas being assessed are easily exposed for examination. Comfortable shoes are also recommended. Gowns are also available for your convenience.

How long will each treatment last?
Each treatment lasts for 45-90 minutes.

Will I have to do exercises?
Therapeutic exercise is a very important component of your rehabilitation program. A spacious gym is utilized for postural re-education, gait training and bio-mechanical assessment. Cardio-vascular machines, free weights, plyoballs, foam rolls, and resistance bands are utilized to create individual programs that are easily transitioned to home exercise programs during treatment and at discharge. State-of-the-art Keiser Equipment offers variable air resistance which allows for greater options and precision adjustments when re-educating and re-training specific areas of the body. The Gyrotonic Expansion System® can be adapted to patients of all ages and abilities. We also offer individual or group plyometric, strength and multi-planar agility training.

How many visits will I need?
The number of visits is dependent on the individual, the diagnosis, the severity of symptoms, medical history, prior level of function, etc. and can range from a few visits to a few months. The physical therapist will discuss with you how many visits you will require and how long you should expect to be in physical therapy to reach maximal function.

Where are you located?
Please visit our contact page for the map to our facility in Irvine, California.