Services & Fees

Possible Treatments that May be employed in Physical Therapy

Acupressure

Acupressure

The manual use of hands to utilize the acupunture meridans to restore healing to blocked merdians that corresponds to decrease blood/lymphatic flow and overall energy levels. The body has a natural curative ability that is stimulated with the pressure points and can relieve pain/tension, increase blood flow and bring about a sense of overall well being.

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Postural assessment

Postural assessment

It can be said that the best posture is the next posture. No therapist, trainer and the like will be able to offer you ‘the strength’ to correct your posture. AND no matter how many times you are told to sit up and correct your posture, you will never be able to hold a posture 100 percent of the time. It is so much more complicated than that! Movement and resetting is the key. And if you do hold, with great effort, that ‘perfect’ posture, you will be welcoming other issues including active trigger points, and thus pain.

We have joints in our body for one reason——MOVEMENT; and movement is the essence of how you keep them healthy. Spending large amounts of money on the perfect chair as a means of fixing your posture or taking away your pain is just not the answer. It’s movement. Static postures rob your joints of nutrition! Movement lubricates and offers your joints nutrition. It is that simple. Instead of spending your hard earned money on all of the perfect tools to help you get through your day with great posture, try buying a nice-glass water bottle, fill it up and drink often so that you need to urinate. Because you will need to move and empty your bladder and when you return to your station, you can reset your posture. Remember, the best posture is the next posture and MOVE!!

Posture is also a BALANCE. Find the most lengthened (tall) posture that you can find and do not work extremely hard at holding yourself in a position. The true postural muscles are low load muscles. Overworking muscles that are not supposed to be responsible for your postural maintenance leads to pain and muscle dysfunction. If you are unable to strike a balanced, stacked posture, then you need to see our therapists to help you improve your capacity to balance your posture.

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Trigger point dry needling

Trigger point dry needling

Trigger point dry needling is a safe and valuable treatment for neuromuscular pain. It involves placing a small needle into the muscle at the trigger point (a taut band of muscle) in order to cause the muscle to twitch, release and improve the function and chemical environment of the muscle. Physical Therapist implemented dry needling is more of an inter muscular, mechanical treatment on local tissue.

Trigger points have been extensively researched by Drs Travel and Simons and are found in normal muscle. They become active with overuse, trauma, sustained postures, and with syndromes of chronic pain such as fibromyalgia; at which time they develop a hypoxic and thus acidic environment which causes muscular bands to become taut and shortened resulting in pain and dysfunction. This can occur at the site of the taut band and can refer to other remote locations. An example of this is lower back pain that travels into the lower extremity. This may appear to be a ‘ruptured disc’ , ’sciatic’ symptoms or carpal tunnel syndrome; but there is a possibility that it can simply be addressed by resetting the taut muscular band and impact the nervous system via trigger point dry needling. The needle desensitizes the area, and allows the muscle to return to it’s normal length.

Training in Dry Needling is extensive. First of all, as Physical Therapists, we already have a command of muscle, joints, nerves and arteries via our extensive medical training that includes cadaver anatomy. In order to practice Dry Needling, we review all systems, including understanding depth and layers of tissue, and exhaustively apply the knowledge in classes. I want to be clear about what is not a part of our training. We do not learn or apply eastern methodologies such as the flow of Chi, or meridians. We do not have the vast understanding of all of the thousands of acupuncture points in the body and do not claim to impact any system other than the musculoskeletal system.

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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy

A manual approach that works with the subtle flow of fluid in the cranium spinal cord to sacrum and the surrounding structures to regulate the autonomic nervous system to bring about overall relaxation and rejuvenation to the body.

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Strain/Counterstriain

Strain/CounterstriainVisceral Manipulation

The technique is based on the resetting of the receptors in the muscle fibers that maintain muscle tension or spasm that accompanying joint dysfunction or after injury or trauma. The therapist passively positions the body in a way that relaxes the aberrant reflexes to change the nerve input into the muscle from contraction to more relaxation. This allows for improved mobility and decreasing pain.

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Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation

The founder is Jean -Peirre Barral D. O.” “Viscera” relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. Visceral Manipulation, or VM, does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem. The VM therapist feels for altered or decreased motion within the viscera, as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then applies VM techniques. VM therapy re- establishes the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to health.” Barral Institute

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizaton
Kinesiotaping
McConnel Taping
Joint manipulation

Joint manipulation

The relationship between one bone to another in the interface we call a joint is impacted by mis-alignment and tightness. If a joint is functioning poorly, that joint will be subjected to abnormal forces and can result in pain and swelling. Abnormal joint relationships also impact the soft tissue that surround it, including the joint capsule and the surrounding musculature. We understand normal mechanics of joints and can impact their function by mobilization forces, muscle energy techniques and/or manipulation.

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Spinal Manipulation

Spinal Manipulation

The relationship between one bone to another in the interface we call a joint is impacted by mis-alignment and tightness. If a joint is functioning poorly, that joint will be subjected to abnormal forces and can result in pain and swelling. Abnormal joint relationships also impact the soft tissue that surround it, including the joint capsule and the surrounding musculature. We understand normal mechanics of joints and can impact their function by mobilization forces, muscle energy techniques and/or manipulation.

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Muscle Energy Techniques

Muscle Energy Techniques

The relationship between one bone to another in the interface we call a joint is impacted by mis-alignment and tightness. If a joint is functioning poorly, that joint will be subjected to abnormal forces and can result in pain and swelling. Abnormal joint relationships also impact the soft tissue that surround it, including the joint capsule and the surrounding musculature. We understand normal mechanics of joints and can impact their function by mobilization forces, muscle energy techniques and/or manipulation.

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Self Payment Options

Physical therapy evaluation and treatment 75 minutes $100.00
Integrative manual therapy session 60 minutes $85.00
Integrative manual therapy session 90 minutes $100.00
Dry needling session 30 minutes $40.00
Dry needing session/deep tissue massage 45 minutes $60.00
Movement assessment 60 minutes $100.00

Insurance Billing

We would be glad to bill your insurance company for Physical Therapy services that are medically necessary. Keep in mind that ‘medically necessary’ applies to your issue negatively impacting your functional capacities – meaning that the pain, loss of range of motion, strength deficits etc are keeping you from walking, sitting, standing, driving, etc. Receiving skilled physical therapy services when these functional deficits are not clearly present, will require that we change to our self payment option. It is unfortunate that insurance companies do not see the benefit of maintenance to avoid issues in the future. Please see the self payment tab in TherapyServices & Fees for the details.

You will find that our prices are reasonable and no more than fees charged by other body practitioners such as chiropractors, acupunturists, massage therapists etc. You may also find that a co-payment for insurance companies or the deductibles that you need to meet are similar.

We are In-Network with the following insurance companies:

  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Health Care
  • Tricare
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid (Hendersonville only)
  • Veterans Choice

If you do not see your Insurance company, you are welcome to call us and we can be sure. Also, you can check to see what your Out of Network benefits are for Physical Therapy. You may be surprised that the fee is not much more than In-Network.

In-Network Insurance Companies

Medicare
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
United Health Care

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