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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the goal of physical therapy?
The goal is to help you return to your normal state of healthy, pain-free movement and function.
What types of problems do you treat?
I treat a wide range of conditions of the spine and extremities as well as women’s health conditions and lifestyle issues:
The Spine and Extremities
Pain or weakness related to whiplash, falls, or work injuries
Sprains / strains
Joint dysfunctions
Sports injuries

Women’s Health Conditions
Pelvic pain due to:

Lichen sclerosis
Interstitial cystitis
Menopausal or other hormonal changes

Bladder or bowel dysfunction including frequency, urgency, and incontinence
Pelvic prolapse
Perinatal conditions such as low back pain, pelvic pain, or incontinence
Post-mastectomy shoulder stiffness

Life and Workplace Issues
Moving through life is like an ergonomic sport. I can teach you how you can do it well and help you make this a part of your day.
How to sit when you’re driving
How to sit at your computer
How to climb stairs
How to lift
How to bend over
Do I have to do exercises?
Physical therapy is a "team effort" We work together to improve your life using many techniques including exercise. I will tailor a personal program for you, keeping exercises simple and doable. Many patients enjoy their exercises because they feel better when they do them.
Is it going to hurt?
As little as possible! I use many techniques to minimize pain, including manual therapy, exercise, and biofeedback.

Many problems can be helped with education. I teach body-mind techniques that promote overall health and wellness. These include postural awareness and correction, as well as strategies that incorporate relaxation or meditation. Understanding how the brain processes pain is important—I can teach you that too.
Signing Up
I accept most major health insurances. Insurance companies require you to get a prescription for physical therapy and an insurance referral from your doctor. Then you can call (978) 761-3149 for an appointment. Referrals can be faxed to Lewis Physical Therapy at (978) 281-1508. I also accept cash payments. For these, a doctor’s prescription is appreciated but not required.
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