The folks that work in NovaCare Rehabilitation are nice/smart folks, thats the main/only upside . They are very sweet, easy to talk to and get along with. I have nothing against any of them personally, I’m sure they are great people. But.. 1. They obviously over-scheduled at every time slot during the early morning/evening hours so don’t expect to get too much attention. I actually wouldn’t mind that so much… if they had any time of structured plan for what they want me to do while I’m there. Instead, you will make up a list of exercises related (or not) to the injury you came in for on the fly.
So many of my sessions were spent completing an exercise (while the PT tends to the other 4 people scheduled at the same time slot) then asking them whats next, and they pull something out of their ass and then I off I go. Don’t be surprised if you spend half of each session doing things that are largely unrelated to your injury, “but would be good for you to do”. I will echo the unprofessional comment from a previous review x10.
2. The space they use for therapy looks like it hasn’t been redone in 2 decades. It actually is really strange that it is so dated given that it is attached to a fairly nice/modern gym. 3. Anyway at the end of several weeks of therapy my injury is almost as bad as it was when I came in. The improvements have come mostly from working out less while attending therapy, I suspect.
4. Lastly, this place charges insane prices to you/your insurance. That time you spent walking backwards on treadmills and balancing on one leg followed by a short massage from the PT? That’ll be a few hundred bucks, each time. The best are the “fitness assessments” in which they spend a few minutes (as in less than 5) deciding if your injury has improved at all our not (as if you don’t have very simple ways to determine that yourself). Those sessions, which they like to do before you go see your actual doctor again, will cost you/your insurance an extra ~$100.
I really shouldn’t have gone for as long as I did but I thought my insurance was covering more of it than it was. Really, if you’re insurance isn’t cover 100% of the costs, I would definitely go somewhere (anywhere?) else. For my share of two sessions I could buy all of the “equipment” I used there, google the exercises others with my injury say help them, and do them at home for as long as necessary. Anyway, if I could do it all over again I obviously wouldn’t go here. It was really convenient which was the main reason I went for it. Live and learn.