Physical Therapy Evaluation & Treatment

Girl Fit Physical Therapy is currently in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts Commercial Plans, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Aetna, ALLways/Partners (previously Neighborhood Health), and United Healthcare.

If you have another insurance company, we would be happy to provide you with the needed information and treatment notes to submit for out-of-network benefits. 

Please call 617-618-9290 or email for information on scheduling, insurance, and other questions.

Wellness Visits

Our 30 minute or 45 minute Wellness Visits are one-on-one sessions conducted by a Physical Therapist with a focus on Injury Prevention & Performance Enhancement and can include screening for injury risk, exercise progression for your home exercise program or Stay Fit member workouts, manual work, graston, trigger point dry needling, strength & flexibility training, and sport specific exercise and performance enhancement.

Pricing for Wellness Visit sessions:

  • Single 30 minute session: $60

  • 5 Pack of 30 minute sessions: $290

  • 10 Pack of 30 minute sessions: $550

  • Single 45 minute session: $90

  • 5 Pack of 45 minute sessions: $435

  • 10 Pack of 45 minute sessions: $825

Stay Fit Memberships

Our vision at Girl Fit has always been to help empower girls and women to learn to take care of their bodies. We want you to be knowledgeable and confident when walking into the gym to work out and to stay injury free for the activities you love. Thus, beginning in September 2019, we are excited to offer you the “Stay Fit Membership Contract” and “Stay Fit Premium Membership Contract”.

Stay Fit Membership Contract:

  • Each month of your membership includes:

  • One 45 minute Wellness Visit with a physical therapist

  • Up to 4 self guided workouts at Girl Fit OR classes (member can choose how to divide)

Stay Fit Premium Membership Contract:

  • Each month of your membership includes:

  • One 45 minute Wellness Visit with a physical therapist

  • Up to 8 self guided workouts at Girl Fit OR classes (member can choose how to divide)

What is a Wellness Visit?

  • A 45 minute visit with one of our physical therapists which can be used to develop and progress a customized workout with your goals and individual needs in mind.

  • Each month, the PT will help you progress your program, learn new exercises, learn how to structure a workout and create strength training circuits, and empower you to feel comfortable and confident working out.

What is a Self-Guided Workout?

  • Your workout will be your individualized exercise program developed by your PT and updated or modified at your monthly Wellness Visit.

  • You will have the opportunity to come to Girl Fit to perform your workout and to use Girl Fit’s equipment.

  • You will be surrounded by other girls and women taking charge of their health and wellness while enjoying a positive, supportive, fun, high energy environment.

  • You can sign up to come work out at Girl Fit during the many open times available.

  • Our work it outs are no longer available.

Who would benefit from our membership contracts?

  • If you are discharging from PT and would like to continue building on your gains from PT

  • If you find it hard to stay accountable for your home exercise program at home

  • If you would like to check in with your PT once a month to ensure you are making progress

  • If you are an athlete who wants to stay on top of your sport whether during or off season or you’re wanting to get ready for tryouts

  • If you who would like to learn how to work out, stay strong, and feel confident walking into a gym

  • If you would like to workout in a safe, positive, empowering environment

  • ...and many more! Contact Allison at to find out if this seems right for you!

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Annual Check Up

The American Physical Therapy Association recommends annual check ups with a physical therapist as a preventative health measure. Just like you see your dentist or doctor one to two times a year, it would be a great idea to starting seeing a physical therapist yearly even if you do not currently have an injury. In fact, by coming in for an annual check up, you could catch a potential injury before it happens! The annual check up at Girl Fit covers whole body strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance testing. Any areas of concern will be explained and you will be given stretches and exercises to address those deficits. It would be beneficial to schedule an annual check up before starting a new activity or sport to make sure your body will be ready for the change. Schedule an annual check up for yourself and your child today!

Running Gait Analysis

A running gait analysis is a detailed evaluation that looks at an individual’s running form as well as functional strength, mobility, and movement patterns. This is an ideal program that is beneficial for new and seasoned athletes, all ages and experience levels, where running is either the main sport or part of the sport. It is always a good time to get your running form and functional strength/mobility tested, however, the most ideal time is before any type of training starts. For a lot of teenagers, this can be before or during preseason of a sport, and for adult running athletes, before a training cycle for a race starts. Even if you are just running for recreation, or to stay in shape, a running gait analysis is a great way to help you prevent the occurrence of injuries by targeting the areas you need to work on!

When we perform a gait analysis, first we look at a functional movement screen to see ‘how’ you move, and what your ‘biomechanics’ are like during some basic movements. Then, we often look at a full body strength, endurance, and mobility screen. Following these tests, we will have you walk and run on a treadmill while we take a video of you doing so from different angles. We then analyze your gait and form by looking at the video in slow motion. From here, we help tie together what we see in your form and any impairments in strength and mobility that could be affecting your gait or setting you up for injury. Lastly, we address your findings by creating an individualized plan for you to start targeting the areas you need to work on, as well as ways to address form corrections that may improve your efficiency. Form corrections can include anything from foot strike patterns, overpronation, lower extremity landing mechanics, posture, cadence, stride length, and more!

Remember though, addressing impairments and fixing form does take time, practice, and patience, but even one or two changes initially can significantly reduce your risk for injury. In our population of female runners and athletes, one of the most common complaints is knee pain! And due to the nature of how female bodies are built, females are 2X more prone than males to experience knee pain, and particularly patellofemoral pain (Besier et al. 2008, Willy et al, 2012). For example, studies show that a higher ‘cadence’ (steps per minute) reduces patellofemoral joint forces in the knee, which is why many runners aim to run around 180 steps per minute. “Increasing step rate is an effective strategy to reduce patellofemoral joint forces and could be effective in modulating biomechanical factors that can contribute to patellofemoral pain”(Lenhart 2014). This particular study found that just a 10% increase in cadence can result in 14% decrease in patellofemoral joint reaction forces, lowering the amount of stress in the knee.

If you or someone you know is running and can benefit from a thorough gait analysis, or if you have further questions about whether a gait analysis is right for you, please contact us to set up a Running Gait Analysis. If you are currently injured, in pain and require physical therapy, schedule a physical therapy evaluation by contacting or calling 617-618-9290.

Pricing for Running Gait Analysis:

  • 1 hour Running/walking gait analysis: $160

  • Follow up treatment/reassessments for 45 minutes: $90

  • 3 pack: 1 hour assessment plus two 45 min follow ups: $330

  • 5 pack: assessment plus 4 follow ups: $500