Frequently Asked Questions
What happens in an evaluation?
Evaluations are typically 90 minutes long and consist of a review of information from your completed intake forms as well as looking at your posture, breathing, movement, strength, flexibility, balance, and any areas of pain.
After the evaluation is completed, we will discuss the findings and determine a plan of action to help you reach your goals during your future sessions as well as the plan for recommended length of treatment.
If deemed necessary and with your permission, there may be an internal pelvic exam to determine the cause of pain, weakness or incoordination of muscles causing issues. The internal exam is only performed with your written and verbal consent and is first demonstrated on a pelvic model. If you are more comfortable, someone else can also be present with you. If you are participating in a telehealth evaluation, you have the option to be guided through a self-led external and internal examination. Internal assessment and treatment is always optional and only one piece of the puzzle.
What does a therapy session look like?
After your initial evaluation, therapy sessions are typically 60 minutes and include a combination of manual therapy, education on topics such as bowel, bladder, sexual, & mental health, therapeutic exercise, strategies for self-care, and learning how to work new skills into everyday tasks.
Manual therapy can include both external and internal hands-on work. If you have questions about internal treatment, do not hesitate to reach out. Although it can be extremely beneficial to provide a full picture and treat the deep pelvic floor musculature, internal manual work is not a requirement for treatment and many people can find improvement of their symptoms with external treatment. I always look at and work with the whole body in therapy sessions.
After each session, you will receive a detailed email reviewing what we covered and any exercises or strategies to work on before our next session.
How long will I need therapy?
The answer everyone hates: it really depends! After your initial evaluation I'll be able to give you an idea of how many sessions you may need based on what's going on with your body and your individual goals.
I can also work with you on a more consultative basis where we develop a plan and have sessions less frequently.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not bill insurance directly but can accept HSA/FSA funds for payment. If you are interested in seeking reimbursement through your insurance company I can provide you with a superbill to submit for out-of-network benefits. You will need to check with your insurance company to determine your benefits and I cannot guarantee any reimbursement.
Why would I see a therapist that does not directly take insurance?
Therapists who bill directly to insurance must follow very specific guidelines for treating their clients. This includes how many sessions are covered, the amount of time spent in each session, and sometimes even what type of treatment they can use. Clients may think they will pay less because they only have a copay, but still end up with surprise bills such as treatment not being covered or bills from not meeting their deductible.
Because I work for you, and not your insurance company, I am able to provide you with the treatment that you need in that session on that day. We can spend more time on manual therapy if we need to, or more time focusing on self-care and adjusting to new routines if we need to. The cost of each session is always the same and you will never receive a surprise bill. This also gives me more time to focus on what you need, rather than meeting paperwork and billing guidelines.
How much does treatment cost?
Pricing information can be found on my booking page.
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