What can I expect during my initial evaluation?
Typically we review your medical history, current symptoms, concerns and goals for treatment. I then do a full body assessment, looking for “snags” or patterns in your body, checking areas of restricted motion or circulation. Your entire session will be done in a comfortable, private room and will likely start with you lying down. The treatment is hands-on, skin to skin with a light but firm touch that engages the fascial layers, restrictions and areas of dehydration. I also make sure to start you off with a home program right away so you can continue making progress before your next session. For more information about treatment, click here to go the page about your fascia and what myofascial release involves.
How long will my session last?
I recommend 90 minutes for the evaluation due to all we are fitting in (see above). Then we discuss your plan together to determing if you want to schedule 1 hour sessions or continue with 90 minute sessions. 2 hour sessions are also available.
How many sessions will I need?
Consider what it is you are seeking treatment for and how long you have had those symptoms. This can vary greatly depending on the severity and duration of your symptoms, medical complexity, and your willingness to follow through with a home exercise program, treatment sessions, and therapist recommendations. Many notice a significant change in symptoms after 3-6 sessions, although some experience improvement after just 1 session. Sometimes symptoms get worse before they get better, which we call a healing crisis. Once we’ve worked together a bit, we will be able to discuss more clearly what your treatment plan should be, based on your response to treatment and your goals. This differs from standard physical therapy in that clients typically come once per week, not the customary 2-3 times per week, so less work is missed and overall fewer sessions needed.
What should I wear?
It’s best to wear or bring shorts for males and shorts and a tank top for women. I do a full body assessment and myofascial release is always done with hands directly on the skin so need to be able to access.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I can accept cash, checks, all credit cards as well as HSA or FSA cards. I provide an emailed or printed invoice via QuickBooks that has all appropriate codes necessary to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Can you bill insurance?
I am not directly contracted with insurance companies, but if you get a prescription for physical therapy from your doctor (can be your primary doctor or a specialist) then I can provide you with invoices to submit for possible reimbursement. This goes best when you have out of network benefits. I also have an insurance benefits worksheet that I can email you to make the process much easier. Click here to connect to page to send that request to me. Unfortunately, this won’t apply to Medicare patients. Medicare does not accept any outside billing and secondary insurance will not cover what Medicare doesn’t cover.
What is your cancellation policy?
We take cancellations very seriously at Moment of Truth Physical Therapy. Your time slot is reserved only for you. If you then fail to keep that appointment you hurt yourself, the therapist who has saved that time slot for your appointment, and any patient that may have benefited from the therapy session that you scheduled for. For this reason I require a 24 hours notice for all cancellations. If less than 24 hours notice given, you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. If you do not show up at all or cancel is same day and can’t be filled, the full rate of your appointment will be billed.