Frequently asked questions
Where are you located?
I treat my clients at my facilities in San Rafael (Marin County) and Mill Valley (Marin County), in the San Francisco North Bay. I also provide in-home treatment visits in the San Francisco North Bay upon request.
Do you accept my insurance? How do I get reimbursement with my medical insurance with you?
I do accept some insurance plans. Please call me to determine if your insurer contracts with me.
Ask them about their physical therapy benefits for out-of-network providers,
How much is your out-of-network deductible and how much of it is left for the year,
If you’ve met your deductible for the year, ask what your co-insurance percentage is now that you’re over your deductible
Ask if there are any annual session amount limits and if your insurance requires another practitioner’s referral
Do I need a doctor’s referral, or can I just set up an appointment with you?
You don’t need a referral to see a physical therapist. Typically, you can just call me directly to schedule a session.
Note: If you plan on seeking reimbursement with your insurance, some plans require a referral. Please call your insurance plan’s member services line for additional context and information.
How many sessions will my situation take?
Every patient is different, and the amount of time to heal really varies on a variety of factors. A good example is if you’ve had pain for a long time, with a complex root cause. This situation may be a more involved process than someone with a recent issue. For this question, your best answer would be to call me to clarify your individual situation. At our first session together, I’ll be able to more clearly evaluate you, and give you a recommended individualized treatment course.
How long will my treatment session last?
My sessions typically last 60 minutes.
What should I expect at my first session?
A typical session starts by reviewing your current concern, and your complete medical history. We can also review any medical images (MRIs/CTs/etc.) you may have, as well as any past treatments you’ve tried before seeing me. I’ll ask you about context: when and how you experience your issue, and then perform a physical examination. Depending on your situation, this may include external testing for strength and flexibility, or, in some cases that involve the pelvic floor, may include an internal pelvic examination. From there, we will initiate a specific and individualized treatment, which may include a home exercise program.
What should I bring with me to my session?
Please bring the intake forms that I will email you after you schedule your first session. Also, feel free to bring any medical records and images related to your situation, including MRIs/CTs/etc. that could be helpful.
Can I bring my baby to my session?
Babies attend my sessions quite frequently and are encouraged! We typically include your child in your individualized home treatment plan, and can pause during sessions for diaper changes and feedings.
What should I wear?
Please wear something light and comfortable. In some cases, I may provide manual work, so keep that in mind, as thick clothes may be problematic.
If you have a hip, knee, leg, or ankle situation, I’d go for shorts or a skirt.
What is your physical therapy training and licensing information?
California Physical Therapy License # 29318
For more information on my education and training, please click here
Do you provide a Good Faith Estimate?
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance or who are not using insurance, an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected costs of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment and hospital fees
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your scheduled service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure you save a copy of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-877-696-6775