Frequently Asked Questions Providing our patients with exceptional physical therapy care and service since 1992
Golden Hills accepts most private insurance, Medicare, HMOs and industrial insurance carriers. Our office staff will assist in the completion of insurance paperwork for each patient. We will also be happy to obtain authorization for the industrial patient as long as we have the referral from you. See Insurance and Billing
We offer the following patient assessments to help you determine the most effective course of treatment:
- Sport-specific, including performance and biomechanics dysfunction
- Post-surgical conditions
- Musculoskeletal and neurological conditions
- Posture, muscle imbalance and gait analysis
- Hand and upper extremity assessment
- Work capacity and work hardening
- Work site injuries
- Prevention programs
- Pre-athletic screening
Our treatments include, but not limited to, the following conditions or injuries:
- Sports injuries
- Post-surgical conditions
- Work-related injuries
- Hand therapy
- Spine injuries
- Neurological conditions
- TMJ syndrome and facial pain
- Pediatric conditions<
- Pre- and Post-natal conditions
-Arthritic and osteoporotic conditions
-Chronic and acute headaches
-Chronic pain and disability
Our highly skilled staff emphasizes a hands-on, manual therapy approach which treats the body as a whole rather than focusing on a single body part. This includes posture, muscle imbalance and movement pattern impairment. Our facility also contains a fully equipped gym with state of the art equipment to encourage each patient’s participation in their rehabilitation. The treatments may include, but are not limited to: Joint and soft tissue mobilization | Postural, muscle imbalance and movement pattern dysfunction retraining | Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation(PNF) | Specific exercise programs to address muscle imbalances | Pilates exercise programs | Neurotissue dynamic mobilization and retraining | Muscle energy techniques | Myofascial release | Fluid and lymophatic drainage technique | CranioSacral therapy and traditional osteopathic technique | Work hardening | Traction | Modalities for pain control
Physical therapy is a scientific profession concerned with the treatment of injury and/or disease of the body. Physical therapists are specialists in the musculoskeletal and neurological systems, pediatrics, and other medical and surgical conditions; they utilize unique hands-on techniques in conjunction with proven modalities and individualized exercise programs to assist patients in attaining optimal movement and function.
We recommend that you talk to your physician about your condition and options for treatment. You may also contact us to discuss if physical therapy may be of benefit.
It is generally recommended that you see your physician before beginning physical therapy. If you are not sure if you are in need of physical therapy, feel free to contact us.
Golden Hills accepts most private insurance, Medicare, HMOs and industrial insurance carriers. A payment plan can also be worked out for cash patients. The cost for physical therapy varies in relation to the type of treatment provided. The cost will be determined once your treatment plan is established by the physical therapist.
Our philosophy at Golden Hills is to evaluate patients as a whole, addressing the physical, mental and emotional aspects of their well being. This approach facilitates the healing process in a manner which not only enables sooner return to normal function, but it also keeps healthcare costs at a minimum. Our mission is to aid the healing process by educating each patient in self-management at home and work. This helps to ensure a complete and long term recovery as well as preventing reoccurring injuries.
Our hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You may be seen for an appointment usually on the same day you contact us.
You need to bring your referral/prescription from the doctor and your insurance information. Wear comfortable clothing, e.g., shorts, tee shirt, sweats, comfortable shoes, etc.
Our team of physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and physical therapy aides will be working with you during the treatment process.
The duration of your physical therapy will depend on your condition, your treatment plan set by the therapist and most importantly, your involvement in the treatment process. Each visit is not restricted by time, only by participation. On average, patients tend to spend between 1 to 1.5 hours in our clinic during their appointments.
Your treatment plan will be determined by you and your physical therapist after a thorough evaluation has been completed.
Our location is in the Evergreen area of San Jose at 2680 S. White Road. We are within 1 mile of each: Raging Water and Eastridge Mall at the base of the foothills. Visit our Contact Us page for directions and a printable map.