Amanda Van Frank
PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Geriatric, Orthopedics and Sport Medicine
Forget physical therapy near you — Luna brings physical therapy right to your door! Luna is physical therapy, delivered. Our groundbreaking platform eliminates the hassle of commutes and waiting rooms, bringing you high-quality care whenever and wherever you need it. Our focus is on convenience and comfort. That’s why we’re in-network with most major insurances, and we’ll take care of your insurance prior authorization for you — you don’t even need a referral from a doctor. That means you can book today and start seeing your therapist tomorrow.
No matter what you’re looking to treat, Luna will match you with the perfect physical therapist for your needs. At Luna, we’re working to make physical therapy what it should be: personal, convenient, and thorough.
Geriatric, Orthopedics and Sport Medicine
Geriatrics, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, combat Sports Injuries, ACL Rehab, Spinal Rehab
Ortho and Sports Medicine, Pelvic Floor
100% of Luna therapists are licensed board-certified physical therapists and on average have more than 10 years of experience.Check Availability
Sports Rehab, Movement Based Approach, Spinal Rehab, Health Coaching
Manual Therapy, Spine Care, Post Operative Rehab
McKenzie Method of Spine Care, Post Operative Rehab
Luna therapists are experienced. The average Luna therapist has treated patients for more than 20,500 hours in their career.Check Availability
You can either use your insurance or pay a flat fee for your Luna physical therapy.
With commercial insurance, you’ll pay the same amount you would pay to visit a clinic. We accept all major insurances and Medicare. Most Medicare plans with a secondary cover your full cost, so you don’t pay anything to Luna. If you self-pay, the cost is $125 per visit. You won’t be charged until you complete your visit.
Call 866-806-3599 to instantly verify your benefits.
Because every condition is different and everyone heals at their own rate, there’s no universal length for a physical therapy program. Your physical therapist can give you a sense of how long the program will last when you first begin. Then, they’ll track your progress and make adjustments as needed.
That depends on your diagnosis and the severity of your injury or disorder. At the beginning of your physical therapy program, you may need to see your therapist two or three times a week to promote a quick recovery. As your body heals, you may be able to reduce the number of visits per week.
Yes! If you have an injury or disorder that causes you discomfort or negatively impacts your quality of life, physical therapy is absolutely worth the financial commitment. People often find physical therapy to be a transformative experience. If you are concerned about cost, call us at 877-594-9716 to discuss payment options.
At Luna, you don’t need a prescription to start seeing a physical therapist! “Direct access” means you can go straight to a physical therapist without having to visit a physician first. If you are experiencing any pain you want to discuss with a physical therapist, simply schedule your first appointment.
A DPT, or a Doctor of Physical Therapy, is someone who has a doctoral degree in physical therapy. The degree involves training in all areas of musculoskeletal treatments as well as doctoral-level research. A PT, or physical therapist, is a licensed healthcare professional who completed a master’s program to help patients reduce their pain and improve or restore their mobility.
The number of sessions varies depending on your insurance. Most companies have a limit on the number of physical therapy visits they will cover during a benefit period, but the number can vary. Reach out to your insurance company to find out how many visits they cover.
Absolutely! Physical therapists have devoted their lives to helping people reduce their pain and improve their quality of life. When you follow your therapist’s instructions and commit yourself to your healing, you can see incredible results from physical therapy.
As a general rule, you should continue your physical therapy until you reach your therapy goals or until you and your therapist decide that your goals need to be re-evaluated due to the severity of your condition. Physical therapy is by no means an indefinite commitment, but it is one you want to see through to the end to get the best results.
The physical therapy process is gradual. It begins working as soon as you begin treatment, whether or not you can actually see and feel those effects. The speed at which it will work depends on everything from your diagnosis to the rate at which your body heals.
There is no official success rate of physical therapy, but studies have shown the treatment to be very effective as well as cost-effective. If you commit to your treatment both at your physical therapy sessions and outside of them, then you are likely to see an improvement in your pain and/or mobility.
You get better — that’s how you know if physical therapy is working! If you don’t feel yourself getting better, it is important that you speak openly with your therapist so they can discuss your options with you and make sure you are on the right treatment plan.
As a general rule, yes, you should do your physical therapy exercises every day. However, if your therapist tells you to do them at a different frequency, you should always follow their advice; they know your condition best.
You should do your exercises as many times a day as your therapist tells you to do them. In many cases, that means doing your physical therapy exercises once a day every day. However, in some cases you may need to do them more or less frequently.
It’s common to feel sore after physical therapy. This soreness is called delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, and is the result of trying to strengthen your areas of weakness. This soreness is the same soreness that you often experience after exercising. It is a result of using muscles in a way that they are unaccustomed to. It’s important to remember that you should not experience serious pain with physical therapy, but some soreness is normal.
You can’t do it well or safely. While the internet is full of advice on how to do physical therapy on your own, at best, it can lead to ineffective treatment, and at worst, it can lead to further injury. A professional physical therapist can not only give you the correct, detailed diagnosis, they can also safely and effectively guide you through the proper physical therapy program.
The only physical therapy you should do on your own at home is the exercise assigned to you by your physical therapist. You should do those exercises as frequently as your therapist tells you to. In many cases that means daily, but it could be more or less than once a day depending on your condition.
If you are getting in-home physical therapy, you should do physical therapy at the same frequency that you would if you were going to a clinic.
It’s common to experience some soreness after physical therapy. To reduce that soreness, drink water and ice the area for twenty minutes at a time after a session. You should also do your exercises after appointments for pain relief and to reduce your need for ongoing treatment.
It is common to feel sore or tired after your physical therapy session. Make sure you drink lots of water and ice the painful area as needed. If you are feeling any unusual pain or pain that lasts more than 24-48 hours after your appointment, take clear notes on what you’re experiencing so your physical therapist can understand what you’re feeling and make adjustments as needed.
Your first physical therapy session will begin with a discussion of your specific concerns, known as the assessment. Then you’ll have a physical examination. Finally, you will get a diagnosis, and the therapist will discuss your treatment plan with you. Depending on your condition, you may even begin the therapy that day with some exercises to get your treatment started. You may also get some exercises to start at home.
Your therapist will begin by speaking with you about your condition and the pain you are experiencing. Depending on your symptoms and condition, your therapist may evaluate your strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, posture, blood pressure, or heart and respiration rates. From there, the therapist will come up with a diagnosis and speak with you about what your treatment will look like.
You want to make sure you are wearing comfortable clothing that you can freely move in. Exercise clothes or loose-fitting clothing is a good idea. Depending on your condition, it may be good to wear shorts or pants you can easily lift to expose your legs. If you are experiencing pain in your upper body, wear clothing that allows access to your painful areas.
Anyone who experiences an injury or has a disorder that interferes with their ability to live their daily lives comfortably. If you are experiencing chronic physical pain or are having difficulty moving any part of your body normally, physical therapy can help reduce your pain and improve or even restore your mobility. If you think you might benefit from physical therapy, then you should schedule an appointment for an evaluation to determine how therapy can help you.