Recent trends (July 2020):
71% of patients were new patients
88% of new patients were referred by prior patients (23% by family members)
85% of appointment requests for afternoon appointments; 78% of appointments booked same day
The intent of my business
Need a second opinion or a different point of view?
I have for many years been a second source of input for individuals who have seen limited success or have not succeeded in reducing persistent pain, weakness, or tightness in specific areas of the body with prior use of pain medication or non-invasive care. Over my last four military assignments, 25 out of 27 other physical therapists have referred patients to me for my evaluation and treatment approach.
Concerned that different treatments have only helped briefly?
My second intent to literally take a second look after the initial change in symptoms can mask the subtle contributors for several days (most report 2 or 3 days) but then the subtle source becomes apparent.
Mission: The 2nd Look will advance the awareness of northeast Kansas regarding neuromuscular based pain, tension, or weakness; collaboration with other providers will improve recognition and addressing these complaints through direct patient care and consumer education.
Vision: A scalable and sustainable business through collaboration with other medical and wellness professionals to provide complementary care options in response to variable and dynamic needs of the Leavenworth and Lansing communities.
Values: Availability to interested adults without regard to health insurance status, collaboration with other medical and wellness professionals, contributions to professional education, and candid representation of service capabilities and limitations to consumers.
What I Offer
Do you have pain with exertion? A pulling sensation with stretching? Stiffness after sitting more than 15 minutes?
Muscular based symptoms that do not resolve within a few days to a couple weeks will linger indefinitely without direct intervention. Whether the symptoms are present all the time or only with certain activities, most of my clients have reported months or years of ongoing complaints. I had my own experience with a hip muscle for 12 years; even as a therapist I did not recognize it for what it was until attending more advanced training in 2011.
Where would we meet?
I am between office settings, but I can set up anywhere there is over 150 sq ft available. I have a home office available, but I can go to your home or to any location with adequate space and sufficient privacy to meet your preferences.
Concerned about getting only one complaint addressed at a time?
I provide regional evaluation and treatment for multiple complaints as indicated. Avoid having to contact your provider for multiple referrals or multiple evaluation session charges to include different complaints.
I have been certified since 2012 to provide advanced care for muscular focused symptoms. Areas I have commonly treated include:
Neck pain / upper back pain / tension headaches
Shoulder pain, weakness, and stiffness
Elbow / forearm and hand pain
Low back pain
Hip pain and tightness / thigh pain
Lower leg pain, ankle pain and weakness, and foot pain (arch or front of the foot)
My treatment techniques will include a combination of mobility and facilitation exercises, soft tissue release through ischemic compression, and dry needling. I will let you know what each technique option provides for each complaint or examination finding; you will decide what is applied for your plan of care.
Concerned about cost?
My business model allows me to provide my services at a price that is comparable to insurance co-payment for single visits.
My quality and value would be maintained by providing my care with reduced overhead (smaller facility, less equipment, single staff).