Our Danvers office moved in 2016. Our new address is 5A Hutchinson Drive, Danvers. Across from BJ's and next to Hollywood Hits.

Harmeling Physical Therapy & Sports Fitness, Inc.

A Unique Approach to Physical Therapy and Sports Fitness


Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours?

Harmeling Physical Therapy & Sports Fitness maintains the following hours:


How soon can I get an appointment?

The usual time it takes to start therapy with us is within two to three days of your initial phone call to our office. However, if you have a special need, (e.g. severe pain, out of work, upcoming sporting event, etc.) please let us know, and we'll attempt to respond to your needs immediately.


Do I need a doctor's authorization?

Legally, in Massachusetts a patient may be seen by a physical therapist without a physician's authorization. However, most insurers require either a physician's written referral or prescription. If you're not sure whether you need a physician's authorization, please call our office.


What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy involves the use of exercises (stretching, strengthening and cardiovascular), physical agents (heat, cold, massage, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, whirlpool) and joint mobilization to help the patient move better and enjoy a better quality of life.


What will happen at my first appointment?

A licensed physical therapist will get a thorough history from you and perform a physical exam. This exam includes measurements of flexibility, strength, posture and gait, special tests on the joint(s) involved, etc. The therapist will then explain the findings and develop a plan of care with you, most often consisting of a combination of in-clinic procedures and exercise as well as things for you to do at your home and/or work.