FAQ

About Our Clinic

We see patients from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Limited appointments may be available on Saturday mornings. Please call 603-617-4420 to check availability.
The state of New Hampshire does not require a physician's referral for evaluation and treatment by a licensed physical therapist. However, most insurance companies require a physician's referral in order to cover our services.
For fastest service, please call our office at 603-617-4420. Alternatively, feel free to email our office at office@barringtonpt.com
For fastest service, please call our office at 603-617-4420. Alternatively, feel free to email our office at office@barringtonpt.com
Most insurances cover a specific number of physical therapy visits per incident. We are credentialed with a number of companies, but are always adding more based on new insurance in our market and our client's needs. Please see our most up-to-date list: Insurance Plans.
If you are a self-pay patient or participate in a medical cost sharing program (such as Samaritan's Ministries, Medi-Share, Christian Healthcare Ministries or Liberty Health Share) , we would be happy to work with you.  Please be sure to call our office and discuss your needs ahead of time.
Yes, our therapists have passed the Physical Therapist National Board and are licensed to practice physical therapy by the state of New Hampshire, which involves on-going professional education.
While most of our practice relies on using our hands through a variety of manual therapy techniques we have an ultrasound machine, electrical stimulation machine, weights, tubing, medicine balls, exercise balls, balance boards, stationary bike and a number of other helpful items.

About Your Evaluation and Visits

If you haven't filled out our downloadable Patient Intake form and Patient Responsibilities form, please arrive 20 minutes before your initial evaluation to fill these forms out. Our forms are available under the Patient Information --> Patient Forms. Your initial evaluation will last approximately 40 to 60 minutes. During this time, the therapist will review your medical history (including prescriptions) and complete measurements and tests designed to understand your current condition and create goals. This visit will also include an initial therapy treatment and a home exercise program will be given to you. At the end of your visit, please meet with our office staff to make your insurance co-payment as well as to schedule follow up visits.
Please bring a copy of your photo ID and insurance card to your visit. Please bring the physician prescription and any additional information your doctor has provided about your condition. A list of your current medications is recommended. If your doctor has prescribed an assistive devices, such as a cane, walker or adaptive equipment (such as a splint), please bring these as well. Finally, patients are responsible for making all office visit co-pays at the time of treatment. We accept cash, checks, as well as Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
The therapist will need to have access to the site of injury. Therefore, please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, such as a t-shirt, sweatpants and/or shorts.
Your initial evaluation at Barrington Physical Therapy will be approximately 40 to 60 minutes. Subsequent visits are scheduled for 40 minutes each.
Yes! We believe that the trust you build with your therapist allows for better outcomes.
After your first visit, you sessions will last 40 minutes each. Usually, visits are scheduled 2-3 times per week. Your visit with our therapist will involve skilled hands-on treatment, re-evaluation and adjustment of the home exercises.
During your initial evaluation we take a number of measurements, set goals and then remeasure during subsequent treatments. Our aim is for you to reach your goals and regain your function.
In our experience, consistent attendance at therapy 2-3 times per week results in the best outcomes. However, we will work with your schedule to create an individualized plan to maximize progress.
We take your care very seriously and do not share any of your private information maintaining your privacy. Please check out this link for the HIPPA for Physical Therapists.

About Physical Therapy

Burke Rehabilitation wrote a wonderful blog post on why you should choose physical therapy. You can view it here: 10 Reasons Why Physical Therapy is Beneficial.
Simply put the APTA states that Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. Physical Therapists examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
Simply put: as soon as possible. When an injury occurs it is good to start by using the RICE protocol: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (for knees and ankles). Early treatment helps to reduce symptoms of swelling and pain and start the healing process. Also, scheduling an appointment with physical therapy quickly will assure that we continue the process. So, see your doctor and get checked out for anything major like a fracture and if appropriate have him/her refer you directly to Barrington Physical Therapy.
Soft Tissue Mobilization is a form of manual or instrument aided physical therapy where a licensed physical therapist helps to break adhesions, improve circulation, and reduce swelling in the soft tissues (muscles, tendins, ligaments) to aid in healing.
Joint mobilization is a form of hands on or manual physical therapy technique where a licensed physical therapist helps to improve the joints movement patterns, reduce pain, and relax muscle tension surrounding the joints.
Physical Therapy modalities are used to help reduce muscle spasm, decrease pain and swelling, improve circulation, and deliver medication. Typical types of modalities include heat, ice, ice massage, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, ultrasound/e-stim combo, and manual traction.
Per Kinesio, the Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.