Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to our most asked questions. If your question is not answered here please contact us!

How long does it take to resolve my problem?

Most problems can be resolved in two to six visits. Sign up for a free phone consultation to find out more about your specific case.

Do I need a referral? Should I see my doctor before I go to physical therapy?

You don’t need a referral in the state of Colorado to see a physical therapist. This law allows patients to save time and money by going directly to their physical therapist without having to wait for appointments with other providers.  Dr. Aronow can diagnose most problems with a thorough examination, and will send you to your doctor if necessary. Your insurance might require you to have a referral in order to get reimbursed.

Is it painful?

Patients always leave feeling better than when they arrived. Our goal is to promote pain-free movement.

Do you take insurance?

We are in-network with Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, Federal BCBS, auto claims and worker’s comp. Though we don’t take Medicare or Aetna at this time, we offer special rates for members of these plans. 

How much does it cost?
Insurance: your insurance specifies your contracted rate. Call with your Insurance ID number and Date of Birth, and we can look up your contracted rate. 
 
Paying as you go: the first visit is a thorough examination and first treatment. This visit is $140.  Follow-up visits are $60 to $90 depending on the length of the session. 
 
Membership: we are part of a health collective featuring massage, Pilates, acupuncture, osteopathy and personal training. A membership gets you a discount on all services in the collective including physical therapy. The membership is $30/month. This reduces the out-of-pocket physical therapy treatments to $115 for the examination and $55 to $75 for follow-ups. Click here for more information about the membership.
What are the benefits of exercising with a Personal Trainer who is also a Board-Certified Physical Therapist?

Exercising with the guidance of a Physical Therapist is the safest and most precise way to achieve your goals. Many people get injured by exercising incorrectly, particularly if there are pre-existing condtions. Dr. Aronow understands not just anatomy and biomechanical relationships, but also the effect of chronic medical disorders. This allows her to customize your exercise program to your needs and ability.

What can I do to help myself?

Healing comes from the inside. Hydration, a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and techniques for calming such as yoga and meditation have all been shown to speed healing and reduce pain. Physical therapy adds in the right exercise, stretching, massage and skeletal adjustment based on the latest research and evidence.

“I never thought I would walk again. I came in to get better crutch/wheelchair/pool exercise techniques. You showed me how my IT band was misaligned and we developed an innovative method to bandage it in place…Now I can walk! I hiked! I walked into my office for the first time in 9 years. I left the wheelchair at home!”  Jan C, age 46

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What is Pain?

Pain is our body’s living alarm system. It tells us when something dangerous is happening in our body or in the environment, so we can take action to stay safe.

What is Health?

Health is a resource for living, not the object of living. A healthy person can perform everyday activities and be involved in the community the way he or she would like.

What is Vitality?

Vitality is the energetic power to live and be successful