Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if this will work for me?
Several trends show good candidates for my treatment approach:
Temporary improvement with massage / foam rolling / direct compression to a muscle, light exercise or stretching, or application of heat or cold.
Lack of symptom progression (no improvement, but not worsening) over a period of time.
Examination findings would include a reproduction of your concern with a combination of muscular stretch, muscular contraction (pain or weakness), and palpation of the muscle. If uncertain, then I apply sustained compression to the muscle for 90 seconds to evaluate the response.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not accept insurance as most networks do not reimburse for dry needling. I can provide you with documentation if you request to submit to your insurance company to seek reimbursement. My costs are comparable to co pay prices, so most would not likely see any savings with this step.
How often do you take on new clients / patients?
I would expect to have access for new clients/patients any given work day once my full schedule starts in September. I have room to expand my schedule if needed, but I do not expect to fill my schedule after I return to full hours.
Do you offer any discounts?
I offer a refer-a-friend discount (friends or family members) of 25% for the next scheduled visit.
The bundled course of care could provide a discount of up to $60 (near 40% discount).
Do I need a referral?
Kansas state law allows for physical therapists to evaluate and treat patients without referral. This is authorized for at least two weeks; if no functional progress is seen after two weeks then a referral would be required.
How do you provide a safer experience with the current concerns of COVID-19?
I minimize my use of equipment and am a single staff office. Most local physical therapy offices are within multi-office buildings with additional foot traffic in addition to having multiple staff and multiple patients in the office area. My home office is located just inside the front door with a sink available nearby. I also have a 'travel set' of supplies and treatment table to allow for visiting your residence.
I build time into my schedule to allow for cleaning all used items (examination table, clipboard, and pen) and I have multi-ply disposable masks along with examination gloves. I have adjusted my work location to allow for appropriate space while having conversations while using a portable air filter at my home office. Many examination and treatment techniques are with clients lying face down (prone).
Space is more than adequate at my home office or gym location (see video below).