• DISCLAIMERS AND NOTICES

    TERMS OF SERVICE

    Before Synaptic Physical Therapy, Inc. ("we" or "us") begins providing services to you, we need to inform you of the different services we provide.

    “Physical Therapy” services are medically necessary interventions that are provided to address a disabilities or other physical problems that result from an injury, disease or other medical condition that we identify through a physical therapy examination.  There are some limitations on what physical therapy services we can provide without a physician referral.  If you have not received a medical diagnosis by a licensed diagnostician, California Law allows direct access to physical therapy meaning you do not need a referral to see your physical therapist physical therapist treatment for treatment for up to 45 calendar days or 12 visits, after which time you must be seen by a physician who must approve the plan of care developed by the physical therapist. It is your responsibility to obtain and maintain a current referral during your treatments. If you have not received a medical diagnosis prior to receiving services, you must sign our Direct Physical Therapy Treatment Services Disclosure Statement.

    “Wellness” and “Fitness” coaching services are designed to optimize your overall health or meet your individual health and fitness goals but not to address a specific injury or medical problem.  Such advice is not intended to substitute for medical advice or a physical therapy treatment. You do not need a referral for wellness and fitness services.  If, during the course of our wellness coaching with you, you have specific complaints of pain or have a medical condition that requires a more specific therapeutic exercise prescription or intervention, we will recommend that you see a licensed physical therapist or your physician for an examination.  If you require physical therapy treatment, we can provide those services to you or refer you to another physical therapist who is in-network with your insurance plan.  (We are not in-network with any health insurance plans and are not enrolled as a provider in the Medicare program and therefore require payment from you at the time of service.) 

    Some of our physical therapy, wellness and fitness services may be available through a consultation over the internet (for instance, through Doxy.me or other application).  If any of the services you will be receiving from us are considered “physical therapy” because the services are medical necessary to address a specific disability or other physical problem that resulted from an injury, disease or other medical condition, the services are subject to California Business and Profession Code Section 2290, which defines “Telehealth” as a “mode of delivering health care services and public health via information and communication technologies to facilitate the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management, and self-management of a patient's health care while the patient is at the originating site and the health care provider is at a distant site.” (See more at: http://codes.findlaw.com/ca/business-and-professions-code/bpc-sect-2290-5.html#sthash.ZI9jXh6g.dpuf)  As such, you must consent to receive our physical therapy services through the internet by checking the Consent to Receive Telehealth Services box at the bottom of our intake form.  Before consenting to receive our services as telehealth physical therapy, you should know that some interventions cannot be provided through telehealth means and some may result in a better outcome when provided in-person. We consider the complexity of your condition, your knowledge, skills, and abilities, and that nature and complexity of the physical therapy intervention(s) we will be providing and will let you know if you would be best served by in-person examination and/or treatment.  If you will be receiving a combination of physical therapy and wellness and fitness services, we may recommend providing some services in person and other services via the Internet. 

    Assumption of the Risk. If any part of your fitness/wellness coaching includes general exercise/fitness instruction and advice, you should know that there are risks of embarking on an exercise program, such as muscle soreness or injury.  Therefore, you understand that your participation in our coaching program is at your own risk. You accept responsibility for obtaining any necessary medical clearance from your physician or other health care providers, especially if you have any medical problems that impair or limit your ability to exercise.  You also agree that if you have an onset of any symptoms or pain, you will notify us.  We may refer you to a medical provider of your choice or recommend a physical therapy examination separate from your coaching session if your needs go beyond general fitness/wellness coaching.  

    Privacy and Security.  You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee the privacy or security of our consultation when it is provided through the internet.  In addition, we are not a covered entity under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) but we respect your privacy and will maintain the confidentiality of our communications with you in accordance with our Privacy Policy posted on our website here.  Therefore, when you consent to receiving telehealth or other wellness and fitness consultations via the Internet, you are accepting the risk that your personal and/or medical information may be seen or accessed by unauthorized third persons and you are agreeing to the terms of our privacy policy posted on our website. 

    LIABILITY.  IN NO EVENT WILL THERESA NAJJAR OR SYNAPTIC PHYSICAL THERAPY, INC. OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, VENDORS, AGENTS OR ASSIGNS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OUR CONTENT OR SERVICES EVEN IF YOU HAVE ADVISED US OR WE ARE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, SYNAPTIC PHYSICAL THERAPY INC.’S AND/OR THERSA NAJJAR’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US FOR THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY.

    ADVICE AND WELL BEING DISCLAIMER

    Synaptic Physical Therapy, Inc. ("we" or "us") makes every effort to ensure accurate representation of the various injuries, conditions, advice, and prognosis displayed throughout this website http://synapticpt.com/ (the "site"). The information given is not intended as representations of every individual’s injury or health condition. The information contained on the site will not treat or diagnose any disease, illness, or ailment and if you should experience any such issues you should seek the advice and examination of your registered physician or practitioner as determined by your own judgment. You understand that the information contained on the site is not a substitute for health care, medical or nutritional advice of any kind. As with any injury or health condition, each person’s symptoms can vary widely and each person’s recovery can vary depending upon background, genetics, previous medical history, application of exercises, posture, motivation to follow medical advice and various other physical factors. It is impossible to give a 100% complete accurate assessment and prognosis without a thorough physical examination and likewise the advice given for management of an injury or health condition cannot be deemed fully accurate in the absence of this examination from a licensed physical therapist or physician. Significant injury risk is possible if you do not follow due diligence and seek suitable professional advice about your injury or health condition. You understand and agree that you are fully responsible for your mental well being, including your dietary, mental and physical choices and decisions. You agree to seek medical advice as determined by your own judgment before taking any action in connection to the information contained on the site or discontinuing use of any medications as prescribed by your medical practitioner. We shall in no event be held liable to any party for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of this material, which is provided "as is" and without warranties. No guarantees of specific results are expressly made or implied by us or the site.

    NOTICE

    State law allows any person to provide nutritional advice or give advice concerning proper nutrition which is the giving of advice as to the role of food and food ingredients, including dietary supplements. This state law does NOT confer authority to practice medicine or to undertake the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or cure of any disease, pain, deformity, injury, or physical or mental condition and specifically does not authorize any person other than one who is a licensed health practitioner to state that any product might cure any disease, disorder, or condition.

    TESTIMONIAL DISCLAIMER

    The following information is disclosed by Synaptic Physical Therapy, Inc. (“we” or “us”) to you in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Testimonials appearing on this website http://synapticpt.com/ (the “site”) are received via text, audio, or video submission. They are individual’s actual experiences, reflecting the real life experiences of those who have used our products and/or services. We do not claim that they are typical results that consumers will generally achieve. The testimonials are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use our products and/or services. We are not responsible for any of the opinions or comments posted to this site. You understand that any testimonials or endorsements (herein “Opinions”) by our customers or audience represented on this site, or through our products, programs, other websites, content, landing pages, sales pages or offerings, are solely opinions from individuals. Similarly, any information contained on this site and on our other programs, content and offerings are solely our opinion and therefore, not representations, warranties, or guarantees of any kind.

    AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER

    The following information is disclosed by Synaptic Physical Therapy, Inc. (“we” or “us”) to you in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 680 and 698: “Affiliate Marketing Rule.” Sections of this website http://synapticpt.com/ (the “site”) may allow you to purchase products and services online provided by other third party merchants. Some of the links that we post on this site are “affiliate links.” This means that if you click on the affiliate link and purchase an item through that link, that we will receive an affiliate commission.

    We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of the products and services purchased through affiliate links, the information contained on third party sales page, or any other third party links. In addition, the merchant for your purchase will have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. If you make a purchase from a merchant on their website or on a website that we have posted a link to, the information obtained during your visit to that website or that merchant’s online store, and the information that you submit as part of the transaction, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number, and credit card number, may be collected by that merchant. For more information regarding any merchant, its’ online store, its’ privacy policies, or any additional terms and conditions that may apply to your visit of its’ website, visit that merchant’s website and click on that merchants relevant pages and their informational links, or contact that merchant directly.

    You release us and our affiliates from any damages that you may incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them or us in connection with your purchase or your use of any of the products, services, or information contained on sales page made available to you by third parties through our site. Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through our site, regarding payment and delivery of specific goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are solely between you and that third party. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or other matter of any sort incurred as the result of any third party transaction.

    FINANCIAL INTEREST

    You understand that Theresa Najjar, PT is sole owner of Synaptic Physical Therapy, Inc. and as such has a financial interest in treating patients. She may receive a portion of the income from products she sells to you and she may receive an affiliate commission if you purchase products and services offered through affiliate links provided by other third party merchants.

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