Embody Physiotherapy FAQS

These are some of the questions that we are often asked. Please contact us with your questions or for more information.

Do you take insurance?

  • Embody is in-network for BCBS products including Highmark, Anthem, and out-of-state BCBS, Medicare and Tricare.   (we are NOT in network for Wholecare BC)

For other insurances, Embody is considered out-of-network. You will receive a coded receipt that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement dependent on your coverage.

Self pay fees:

Initial session and treatment (1 hour)  $150.00

Follow-up 1 hour session                        $100.00

Follow-up 45 minute session                   $75.00

In instances of self-pay, there are no copayments. You MAY use FSA or HAS accounts, as well as credit cards.

Please contact us for more information. We know that taking care of your health and function can seem daunting and potentially expensive.

At Embody, we meet you where you are to meet your goals. This might mean an appointment less often.

Do I need a prescription for PT?

Pennsylvania is a direct access state. This means that you are able to seek physical therapists’ services for evaluation and treatment. However, there are certain insurance companies that will not pay or allow treatment unless the services are deemed medically necessary. This usually means a prescription or referral from the medical doctor to deem the physical therapy session medically necessary. If you have questions or need information about asking your physician care provider for a referral, please ask.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

  • Please fill in the history form that you received online when you were scheduled.
  • Please bring your insurance card and ID
  • Please bring a copy of your referral or script if you have one
  • Please wear or bring comfortable clothes.

What should l expect at my first visit?

  • The initial visit runs about 60 minutes.  Your health history will be reviewed as well as history leading to your primary concern.  A complete physical therapy examination will be performed including movement, posture, strength and assessment of soft tissue required to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis and prognosis.

If we are seeing you for Pelvic Floor concerns, an internal pelvic floor assessment may be indicated however it is not required. We are able to treat you externally. However, by having an internal examine we are able to directly palpate the muscles that may be affected in order to have a more thorough understanding of what’s causing your symptoms. We understand that the reason you may be visiting our office is because you have difficulty with gynecological exams. We will focus on making you as comfortable as possible throughout the session and will only perform components of the internal examination with your consent. You may have someone with you during the examination.

Do you treat men and children?

  • Yes, we work with all ages and genders.

If I am menstruating should I still come for my pelvic floor PT session?

  • Yes! The pelvic floor is not only the vagina and typically many things that we address and work on WITHOUT internal work!

I have had these problems for a long time. Can I still be helped?

  • It’s never too late to receive care and to work on creating changes to improve your function and confidence in your body. At Embody, we frequently see people who have:
  • Attempted to address their concerns with “DIY” treatments and exercises
  • Did not know that help and solutions were available
  • Attended PT in the past but “fell off the wagon” and did not continue with their program but are ready to resume.
  • Attended PT previously and made good progress but feel that things have changed. Remember that the body is not static and we change. As we change, sometimes we need to “tune up” and modify our exercises and program.
  • Attended PT but did not feel that the individual had experience in with their concerns, or found that they were seeing too many different PTs. At Embody, you will only work with Rebecca Meehan PT. Each appointment is private and individual. And if Rebecca is unfamiliar with your diagnosis or feels that she is not the right person to assist you, she will help you find someone.

“About 9 months after having a cesarean section I started having severe abdominal muscle cramps. I researched online for someone who specialized in postpartum issues and was fortunate enough to come across Embody. After a detailed evaluation by Rebecca Meehan she discovered underlying reasons for this issue. She was extremely accommodating and opened her schedule on Saturdays for my appointments. We communicated frequently via email. Rebecca developed a program of exercises I could do at home and in the office. I am grateful for her help and recommend her to anyone having postpartum troubles.”