FAQs

  • _Insurance & Payments

    Oconomowoc Physical Therapy is an out of network provider. You can submit claims to your insurance & they may reimburse you for partial treatments depending on your out of network benefits.

    Dr. Colella designed OPT in the model that she would most want to consume physical therapy services (& does). With many people having high ($5,000-10,000) deductibles, and with places that “take” your insurance billing twice that of OPT’s rate, paying out of pocket may actually save you money in the long run.

    Plus, patients receiving the kind of targeted therapy that Dr. Colella provides, tend to get better with less total appointments, saving you time as well as money. You will never be asked to come to an appointment just to show that you know your home program. You can expect something new at each and every visit. Your plan may have you come in 1x/wk initially, then 1x every other week, depending on you, not some arbitrary scheduling process.

    Still on board & want cold, hard numbers?

    Payments will vary depending on your specific package. Wellness services are priced lower than therapy services.

    The cost per session averages out to between $125 and $200. 

    You may opt for an in-home visit for an additional $50 (only one payment if multiple family members being treated).

    Payment plans available.

    All major credit cards, Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), cash & check.   

  • ‘Rona Update

    OPT is seeing clients in person on a one-on-one basis with no overlap (as always).

    Treatment tables use linens changed clean for each client (as always).

    Touched equipment is disinfected between uses (as always).

    Dr. Colella will be wearing a mask & /or face shield.

    Masks are required per state mandate. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Who will be treating me?

    OPT never uses rehab aides or PTAs (physical therapy assistants). You will continue to see your initial physical therapist throughout your course of care. Specifically, you will see Dr. Carla Colella. She has over 12 years of experience, is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS), an adjunct professor at Carroll University’s PT program, and has taken more than twice the required post-doctorate education in various advanced techniques to ensure that you receive the best care…you’re in good hands.

  • What should I expect in an evaluation?

    Expect a very thorough hands-on assessment. Your physical therapy evaluation will be very…well…physical. After an in-depth medical history, you can expect to go through a series of movements in a variety of positions, some will be resisted, some will not. No one test will tell your therapist all she needs to know, but how they tend to cluster together will provide more valuable information than any picture.

    After going through the tests & any other questioning not covered in the discovery process, your therapist will work with you to find a treatment plan that is right for you. Your therapist may want more than one hour (up to 80min) in the instance of a complex case to make sure everything has been considered. There will likely be time for some treatment in the evaluation.

    Evaluations may not be necessary for those seeking wellness services.

    Please wear clothing that makes the skin of the area being treated accessible to your therapist. Please also note that knee pain often includes treatment at the hip, and shoulder pain often includes treatment at the middle back/shoulder blade area (& foot pain may somehow involve treatment at your neck).

    If you are doing a gait assessment, please wear the shoes that you typically run in and shorts.

  • What happens in the 20 minute free consult?

    With the depth of everything that gets considered in a full evaluation at OPT, the 20-minute consult is more for your doctor of physical therapy to listen to your problem and determine if it is something we can help with. It aims to answer: “Am I in the right place? Is this what I need?” It is not to give you a specific diagnosis or cure (unless in the rare case it is something very obvious). At the time of the consult, you will not receive any hands-on assessments, but you may be asked to move around a bit to help answer some of the questions if you feel comfortable doing so. If we both decide OPT is a good fit, you can fill out the minimal paperwork at that time & proceed with a full evaluation.

  • Hours

    Hours typically change by semester/season. Current hours are:

    Monday: 8a-5p

    Tuesday: 10:30a-6p

    Wednesday: Closed

    Thursday: 10:30a-6p

    Friday: 10:30a-5p

    Some Saturdays available 8:30a-2p

  •    

    %d bloggers like this: