Because she truly cares about your experience in physical therapy and your ability to achieve your goals, and strives to ensure that each and every patient feels cared for and supported. She is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist with a doctorate in physical therapy who has been practicing for 20 years, and is a certified yoga teacher as well. She is dedicated to helping the community understand the tipping point between health and injury, and to promoting understanding of the biomechanics of movement patterns that allow the body to participate in a balanced life. She uses a blend of evidence-based medicine, manual therapy, functional training and exercise to help each individual she works with maintain a healthy and pain-free lifestyle.
If it’s your first time to physical therapy… welcome, and here are some helpful tips. And if you are a returning customer, welcome back-and if you’re seeking help for an issue you’ve already been here for, let’s figure out together how to prevent a repeat in the future.
For your first visit, Nicole will be completing a thorough evaluation of your strength, flexibility, and functional movements that you use in daily life and are related to the issue you are seeking help with. She will identify the source of your pain, compensation, or issue and apply these findings to create an individualized treatment plan that is best for you. She will discuss your goals and any concerns, and will clarify her advice and treatment plan with you to answer any outstanding questions that have not been covered during the evaluation process. Her goal with your first visit is to find the source of the issue and to start pointing you in the right direction, with advice, treatment, and any relevant exercises.
Clothing. Be sure to wear clothing that is comfortable for movement and exercise, and that allows easy access to the body part you are seeking help with. If you are undergoing a run analysis, be sure to bring your running shoes- old and new.
Intake Forms. Please bring these to your first visit if you have not already emailed them to Nicole. Please notify her ahead of time if you would like to complete these at the time of your appointment.
Medical records. Please bring any records or reports that might be helpful or pertinent for your issue, including operative reports, imaging reports (xrays, MRIs, CT scans), and any prescription from your referring provider (if applicable).
Effective results. Fewer visits. Highly individualized care.
Nicole is dedicated to providing quality care as a physical therapist, and works hard to help each patient achieve their goals and potential. She strives to return her patients to a healthy and pain-free lifestyle through a caring, thought-filled, and evidence-based approach. She does not contract with insurance companies in order to provide a full hour of individualized care, and to utilize those longer treatment times to achieve effective results and outcomes in fewer visits, and to provide extended care between appointments via email and phone as needed. Her goal is to provide highly effective treatments with superior outcomes, and to do so in fewer sessions than the insurance-based style of PT.
Nicole is able to accept payments through your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), and can provide a “superbill” for submission to your insurance company for out of network benefit coverage. For patients wishing to use insurance who have “out of network benefits for physical therapy,” most PPOs will pay a portion of your treatment costs depending on your specific plan and chosen benefits. She is also more than willing to help you navigate the process.
Evaluation/ 1st visit $150 (60 minutes)
Follow up visits $125 (60 minutes)
Running Analysis + corrective exercise program (for non-established patients) $195 (60 minutes)
Ask A PT/ phone consultation (for non-established patients) $25 per 15 minutes