Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral or prescription for physical therapy before booking with you?

No. You can work with a physical therapist immediately without any referral from a physician. As Doctors of Physical Therapy and legislation called "direct access", physical therapists can evaluate and treat independent of a physician. Although best practice allows for good communication between healthcare providers, the referral or "script" for therapy is not required.


Do you take my insurance?

Up and Running PT does not submit health insurance claims, and is an "out-of-network" provider, although we do accept health-savings (HSA) or flexible-speding (FSA) payments. There are many benefits to this type of practice, and it usually ends up being less money out of pocket for the patient, especially if you have a deductible that has not been met. You are more than welcome to submit a "self-claim" to your insurance company with a receipt that I can give you, although reimbursement from your insurance company is entirely up to their discretion and your specific health insurance benefits.


How much do your services cost?

Please refer to the Cost and Availability page for this question.


How many visits will I need?

There is no simple answer for this since everyone's injuries are different, as well as their complicating factors, level of motivation, activity they wish to return to, etc. Most patients will schedule once per week, for five to ten visits, but improvement is typically noticed during or after the first visit. After about five to ten visits patients will typically feel like they've conquered their issues, or feel empowered enough to continue to address their remaining issues on their own using what they've learned during their treatment sessions. Therefore, treatment-bundle packages are available at a discounted rate for patients to take advantage of.


How do I book an appointment?

Please fill out an appointment request form or contact me directly through text, email, or by phone to schedule an appointment. 


How should I prepare for my first appointment?

The 'New Patient Intake Form' will need to be completed before arriving to your first visit/evaluation. If you know that you are interested in dry needling, you are also welcome to have the 'Dry Needling Consent Form' filled out as well. Please arrive on time, and dressed to move and have your affected areas exposed for evaluation and treatment if necessary. 


About Dr. AJ Cohen

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AJ Cohen founded Up and Running Physical Therapy to pursue his passion of working with active adults and athletes to help them achieve their goals and health. AJ graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. AJ trained in a variety of clinical settings including Orthopedic Outpatient, Acute Oncology, and Skilled Nursing and passed his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam. As an ultra-marathoner and rock climber, he has an affinity for working with athletes and active-adults, helping them in their various sports. AJ’s doctoral studies emphasized the importance of manual therapy, in conjunction with specific exercise, to maximize the benefits of therapeutic techniques to improve function, pain, and performance.

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