No you do not need a referral or a prescription to work with us. Massachusetts law allows unrestricted direct access to Physical Therapists. If we feel we need to communicate with your Physician on your behalf, we will happily do so.
Homebodies does NOT bill insurance and is considered an out-of-network provider. Clients pay at the time of service. This allows HomeBodies to practice without restrictions and to set a frequency/duration of treatment that works best for YOU and not your insurance company.
We CAN work with Medicare-enrolled clients for services that Medicare will NOT pay for - examples include but are not limited to: wellness; general strengthening/conditioning; continuing your Home Exercise Program from a recently completed course of Physical Therapy; and Physical Therapy services when you have exhausted your benefits and/or are no longer making progress. Call us and we will happily discuss whether we can work with you or refer you to a local clinic that is more appropriate for your needs.
Bill and Meghan are both fully vaccinated and continue to wear masks during treatments. We continue to bring hand sanitizer, wipes, and disinfectant spray with us to each session in order to ensure fully sanitized treatment table/tools for you during each session. If you are fully vaccinated and prefer not to wear a mask, that is perfectly acceptable. If you are not vaccinated, we would prefer that you wear a mask while we are in your home. We continue to wear our masks despite our vaccination status to protect all of our clients (many of whom are immunocompromised) as well as our two young daughters at home who have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated.
Generally, sessions will be as long as one hour. The first appointment will be longer (maybe 75-90 minutes) as we will need more time to discuss your goals, limitations, and test you to design a tailored, targeted program to attain your goals. If you wish for your follow-up session to be longer than one hour, an extra charge will apply.
As described above, the first session is critical to identify your desired outcomes from working with us. To do this, we will review your medical/physical history, discuss limitations to your goals, test strength, balance, ROM, flexibility, balance etc, begin treatment and reach an agreement on a plan to attain your goals.