Frequently Asked Questions
What is hand therapy?
Hand Therapy is a specialty within the fields of occupational and physical therapy. It is defined as the science of rehabilitation of the upper quarter of the body. In our practice, we provide orthopedic rehabilitation services for patients with traumatic injury or cumulative trauma disorders.
What should I expect at my first visit?
On your first visit, your therapist will take a through history of your injury. Together, you will develop a treatment plan aimed at returning you back to your daily activities as soon as possible. You will be expected to follow through with a home exercise program, provided for you at your first visit, and attend all scheduled appointments. As needed, the therapist will communicate with your doctor to ensure that you are being provided the best care.
Do you accept my insurance?
We have seen a trend in patient co-pays increasing, more limits imposed on the number of visits and generally more delays in care. Therefore, we have been very selective in contracting with some insurances. Please contact our office directly if you have questions regarding contracting with your specific insurance.
If we are not contracted with your insurance we also provide treatment on an affordable fee for service basis. This model allows the patient/doctor/therapist team to determine the course of treatment independent of the restrictions placed by an insurance company. This option allows us to fill a service gap for patients experiencing delays or interruption in treatment, patients with higher copays and deductibles, and those who have maxed out their plan benefits.
How long is my appointment?
Typically, appointments run about an hour, but other arrangements can be made if necessary.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring with you any documentation, such as reports or prescriptions, from your physician. It is also helpful if you bring any splints or other supplies you have been provided since your injury.
Will there be more than one patient scheduled with me?
No, we are quality focused and therefore during your hour session you will be the only patient we are treating. We strive to offer you the best experience possible and believe that means you have access to the therapist during your entire session.
What should I wear?
It is helpful if you have comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. If we will be treating you for a shoulder injury you may also want to bring a tank top.
Where are you located?
Our physical address is 1965 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. If you are one of those folks that prefers landmarks then we are located on 5th Ave between Fir and Grape Streets. We are much closer to Grape Street and the front of our space says Prova.
Where can I park? Is there wheelchair access?
There is 2 hour parking on 5th Street in front of our building and there are several metered parking spots very nearby. Meters are $1.25/hour and they take credit cards! We are wheelchair accessible and handicap parking is available on the north side of the building.