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Asked by Patients


Frequently Asked Questions.

1. What kind of insurances do you accept?

I do not take insurance. I accept cash, check, credit card, venmo, zelle, or wire transfers.


2. What are your hours of operation?

Between my Brentwood office and home visits you can schedule for appointment from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm -Monday through Friday.  

You can schedule by phone: (310) 331-8544

Or email:

3. Do you do travel/home visits?

 Yes, I will travel to your home, hotel, gym, sports event location or any location you need within the U.S. or internationally.

4. For travel/home visits, do I need a massage table?

If you have one then that would be best, however, I bring everything needed for your session including a treatment table, clean sheets, any modalities needed for your session such as Laser, BFR, Electrical Stimulation, Game Ready, Sympathetic Stimulation, Kinesio & Athletic Taping, Sports Bands, and Cupping and more.

5.Can you bring your equipment overseas?

Yes, I have had no issues internationally and I bring all of the necessary tools no matter where I go to see my clients.

6. What is Global Physical Therapy?

Global Physical Therapy refers to treating every client and their issue with a global approach to find the root source of each problem that needs to be solved. Working with the entire rehab and recovery team of doctors, specialists, trainers, is critical to each person’s success. Equally important in treating the whole problem is to have a whole team of specialists that I have relied on to help my clients reach their full potential. Working as a team with providers and specialists in training, nutrition, massage, acupuncture and cognitive-perceptual training have proved in invaluable in my clients success. Neurovision Consulting has been a trusted partner in helping our clients achieve higher levels of performance in sports and life. They are a team of medical professionals and trainers using cognitive-perceptual training to help elite, professional and individuals of all levels enhance their mental, visual and perceptual abilities in sports, life and activity.

Finally, what would Global Physical Therapy be if you were not able to receive this service anywhere you choose? So whether you it’s at your home, hotel, office, sports facility or on the road in the US or internationally, I will be there.

7. What is Concierge Services?

Concierge physical therapy, performance and wellness services means top notch, personalized care with more time, more availability, anywhere you need. All visits are 100 percent one on one treatments, with easy scheduling, easy access to your provider, coordination and access to the top providers in their respective fields that you may need for your recovery, wellness and performance.

8. What happens in a typical physical therapy session?

First I will do a depth evaluation where I will take your medical history and get as much information from you to help guide my physical exam.  Following this I will do a full physical therapy objective exam and develop a treatment plan. Depending on the condition and stage of healing and your specific needs, the treatment may consist of skilled manual therapy (hands-on), an exercise progression program to restore the body's muscle strength and improve flexibility, and education on proper body mechanics related to your condition. A thorough analysis of how you move, your alignment, your strengths and weaknesses are critical components to solving the puzzle and helping you achieve your goals. There are also cutting edge pain-relieving treatments that can be used with modalities such as, laser treatment, Kinesio Taping, athletic taping, electrical stimulation, and both hot/cold therapy.

9. What is physical therapy?

Physical therapists are allied health care providers that examine patients and develop treatment plans to improve movement, reduce pain, prevent injury, and restore and master movement function. They diagnose and manage movement dysfunction, enhancing physical and functional abilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.

10. What can I expect when I come to Sean Hampton Global Physical Therapy?

What you can expect is highly personalized care with 1 on 1 attention from me as your physical therapist. I will help you every step of the way to make sure you achieve your goals. Teamwork is essential to success, which is why I work closely with your medical team and allied health professionals to find the optimal path to your recovery, performance and well being.

11. How long will I need to keep coming before my injury is healed?

Each patient is treated as a unique individual with a unique set of problems and goals. Once you are evaluated, I can give you a better idea of how long they expect you'll need treatment. Some treatments require just one or a few visits while others are longer-term programs such as major tendon, cartilage and joint reconstructions.

12. When will I be able to return to playing sports?

I will perform sports specific functional tests and determine when it is appropriate for you to return to the sport. Every condition is unique with different stages of injury and healing time and requires collaboration between the PT, your doctor and medical team.

13. What types of conditions do you treat?

Common conditions include shoulder and elbow  injuries, hip labral repairs and replacements, ACL/meniscus reconstructions, ankle reconstructions, ligament repairs, low back and cervical sprain/strains, spinal herniated discs, disc replacements/fusions, scoliosis, posture imbalances, cervical whiplash, all types of sports injuries, foot and ankle injuries, patellofemoral pain syndrome, ergonomic injuries, balance, and concussions to name a few. All age ranges are welcomed. Both sedentary and active individuals will receive a customized treatment plan to fit their level of fitness and medical condition. It does not matter if you are a professional athlete or just someone who wants to recovery, improve and perform; there is a way and a program for your specific problem and needs. 

14. What types of treatments and programs do you offer?

Rehabilitation programs for orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, training, pain management, spinal stabilization, ergonomic evaluations, manual therapy (hands-on), taping, and different types of modalities (i.e. electrical stimulation, sympathetic therapeutic stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, infrared laser treatment, game ready, hot/cold therapy).

15. Do I need to see a physician before I can receive physical therapy?

While it is recommended that you see your physical and get a diagnosis and prescription, California state law allows you to see a physical therapist without a prescription for 45 calendar days or 12 visits, whichever occurs first. If further physical therapy is needed then you must get a physical therapy prescription from your doctor to continue physical therapy.

When your physical therapist is only providing wellness physical therapy services, then there is no prescription requirement.

16. What should I bring to my first physical therapy session?

If applicable bring your physical therapy prescription, surgical protocol/notes, MRI/XRay reports, and any other pertinent medical information, your photo ID, gym shoes and comfortable exercise clothes.

17. What should I wear to my physical therapy sessions?

Wear clothes you can exercise in that also allow your physical therapist to easily access the injured body part.

18. What is the difference between a chiropractor and a physical therapist?

Chiropractors are doctors whose primary focus is on the functioning of the spinal column. They are highly trained in examination and diagnosis of all body parts and systems and specialize in joint manipulations, which is a specific grade of mobilization. Physical therapists are providers that treat both the spine and extremities through a supervised exercise program, manual treatment (i.e. mobilizations, massage, neuromuscular techniques, etc.), and modalities used to control pain.

19. What do the acronyms (PT, OT, OCS, CHT, CFT, LMT, etc) stand for?

The acronyms behind the names of our professionals are the degree and/or certifications that each individual has. Below is a small key to identifying the qualifications of each individual.

PT – Physical Therapist
RPT – Registered Physical Therapist
DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
MPT – Master of Physical Therapy
OCS – Certified Orthopedic Specialist
CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CFT – Certified Fitness Trainer
ATC – Certified Athletic Trainer
NSCA - CPT – National Strength and Conditioning Association
CMP – Certified Mulligan Practitioner
PTA – Physical Therapy Assistant
LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist
CHT – Certified Hand Therapist
COTA – Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
OT – Occupational Therapist
OTR – Occupational Therapist, Registered
OTR/L – Occupational Therapist, Registered, Licensed

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