Frequently Asked Questions2022-10-31T15:42:13+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

I have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding Hartman Physical Therapy.  If you do not find the answer to your question here, please do not hesitate to call me at 339-236-0568, or email me at

Do I need a Physician prescription or referral to be seen at HPT?2022-10-26T19:29:22+00:00

You do NOT need a physician prescription or referral to be seen at HPT.  You do not have to see a physician before coming to HPT.  You have direct access to HPT and you can use HPT as your primary care/first stop for musculoskeletal/orthopedic injuries.  If you have seen a physician and have a prescription for PT please bring it with you to your first appointment.  If you have suffered an acute, serious injury with a high likelihood of fracture or structural damage, you should seek out immediate urgent care with a physician or emergency room.

How long will each appointment last?2022-10-26T19:30:07+00:00

Each session will last at least one hour unless we agree that a shorter time period is all that is needed to address your specific issue. The vast majority of my treatment sessions are an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.

Will I see the same therapist each session?2022-10-26T19:32:57+00:00

Yes, I am the sole practitioner at HPT and you will work directly with me every session.

Will I be asked to work with an aide?2022-10-26T19:33:19+00:00

No, you will never work with an aide or an assistant at HPT. Every session is a one on one treatment program working with me for the entire length of the appointment.

Will you be working with other patients during my appointment?2022-10-26T19:37:18+00:00

At HPT, I never overlap patients. Your session will be dedicated to you for the entire time. I firmly believe that physical therapists should not be multi-tasking with multiple patients while providing treatment. You will get 100% of my attention the entire time you are at HPT.

What injuries or body parts do you treat at Hartman Physical Therapy?2022-10-26T19:34:30+00:00

I offer treatment for all musculoskeletal/orthopedic (muscle, joint and nerve) injuries including but not limited to Tendinitis/Tendinosis (Achilles Tendon, Rotator Cuff Tendon, Patella Tendon, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow etc), Muscle Strains/Tears, Apophysitis injuries like Osgood Schlatters, Severs and Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome, Radiculopathies, Nerve Entrapments, and other miscellaneous soft tissue injuries like Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome and Plantar Fasciitis. I work from head to toe, from headaches/neck pain to ankle/foot pain and everything in between. I rehab all orthopedic surgical cases including Rotator Cuff Repairs, ACL Reconstructions, Achilles Tendon Repairs, Total Joint Replacements, Labral Repairs, Arthroscopic Clean Ups etc.

What should I wear to my appointments at HPT?2022-10-26T19:35:00+00:00

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and can easily expose the area of your pain or injury.

Why is insurance not billed/processed at Hartman Physical Therapy? What is the benefit of an “out-of-network” physical therapy practice like HPT?2022-10-26T19:36:10+00:00

Health insurance companies increasingly dictate or influence the quality of treatment that patients receive at “in-network” PT clinics. Reimbursement rates are shrinking in relation to the cost of running a practice, and “in-network” clinics are forced to operate under a business model based on patient volume (ie. getting a certain number of patients through the door). This means “in-network” PTs are juggling multiple patients at once, have limited time to spend with each patient, and much of the exercise-based care is provided by unlicensed aides with limited training and education. This business model rarely allows for the high-level of care that I want to provide. My business model is focused solely on quality of care, not patient volume. I provide hour long, one-on-one sessions with no patients overlapping and no use of aides for patient care. I can only provide this level of care as an “out of network” practice. My patients also do not have to deal with other insurance requirements such as obtaining referrals, authorizations or physician prescriptions.

Most people carry high deductible health care plans. Until that deductible is paid down, you will be paying out of pocket for your PT. Why pay out of pocket for PT that is practicing under the insurance-based model described above. At HPT you will get the care you deserve.

While I do not process insurance at HPT, I do provide a detailed receipt that can be submitted to your insurance company as an “out of network” service. Depending on your individual plan, you may receive reimbursement for a portion of the charges.

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