Frequently Asked Questions:
Where do I find Intake and Credit Card Forms to fill out?
They can be found on the Forms page. Click on the form link and it will automatically download and open the form in PDF format. Print, fill out and fax the document to the fax number provided or bring it with you to your first visit.
How many years has Christine been working with children?
Christine has been working with children since 1981.
Do you recommend other therapies in addition to Physical Therapy?
Many times a child comes in and may need additional therapies. We work in conjunction with other therapists in the area...Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Behavioral therapy to mention a few. We also recommend recreational activities that are therapeutic (as well as fun!) such as swimming, horseback riding, gymnastics, music and movement classes, etc.
What is the difference between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy?
In the pediatric practice there is a large overlap between OT and PT. Both use developmental therapy but can be augmented with specialty areas and a therapist's knowledge based on her formal education and continuing education. PT focuses on gross motor skills, gait and mobility. OT may work more with fine motor abilities, sensory and perceptual skills, handwriting and other activities of daily living.
Do you participate in any Early Intervention Programs?
We are vendorized by the Golden Gate Regional Center to evaluate and treat children in their program.
Do you accept insurance?
We are contracted with MIPA as their pediatric specialist in special cases. We do not bill insurance companies directly. You will be provided with a bill to submit your claim. Payment for services is due when the services are rendered.
Do you accept credit cards?
We accept VISA and MasterCard. Your information transaction is processed securely.
How much will I be reimbured when I submit my claim?
Every policy varies in what they will cover. It's best to call your insurer and find out exactly what services are covered and at what rate. Many companies will cover 70% of the charges. Some insurers have caps on annual allowances for therapies. Again, call your carrier and to get the information you will need to handle your claim.