How many sessions can I expect?
This is an difficult question and depends on many factors including major hard ware issues, multiple surgeries, repetitive stress and/or if your pain is driven by chronic lifestyle choices. Very few people get 100% better during one session. I like to see at least an 80% improvement in a patient’s main complain in at least 4-6 sessions.
What should I wear? What should I expect in an typical session?
You should wear flexible athletic clothes that are comfortable to move around in, all sessions are conducted bare foot.
For every session you should expect to move, we will be performing a variety of static and dynamic assessments, stressing structures and ligaments. We will also be doing a 3D movement screen to see where your body can and can’t move. We may also do some muscle testing. All of this is done to formulate a plan of care and to build upon previous/ follow up sessions.
Is treatment painful? What can I expect after treatment?
The muscle testing and motor control stimulus is extremely gentle. If we utilize manual and or tissue release during an session they will be done within your comfort level. The goal is to not smash tissue to get you better, but to provide effective care at the level you are comfortable with as an client.
The body needs time to heal. As your nervous system integrates new change that has been implemented, at the same time it is wanting to go back to the pattern it is used to. Often within 3 days the body is able to fully integrate change. You should expect quicker change if you do the self care given to you daily. The more repetitions you do, the more you are creating new pathways that are being implemented in your nervous system.
What is considered to be an hardware issue? Can you help with this?
Hardware is considered to be bone spurs, arthritis, severely herniated disks, brain trauma/ damage, any severe damage to tissues/structures including bones, joints, discs, ligaments, cartilage, nerves, etc… Any joint replacements are considered to be hardware.
I can help with hardware issues to an extent. For example if your hip is bone on bone and there is no cartilage left, surgery is necessary. If your issues are lifestyle driven, we can address what situations you are continuously putting your body in to target the underlying problem.
Do you accept insurance?
No I do not accept insurance. If you choose, you can contact your Insurance company to see if you are able to be reimbursed. Full payment is due at the time of your session.
Do you have an cancellation policy?
A 24-hour notice is required for cancellation of an appointment. If you cancel your appointment within the 24-hour period or are a ‘no show’, the full cost of the session will be charge to your card on file.
If you’re unsure that you can make an appointment you can cancel and try to schedule the same day if it’s still available. Because we work one-on-one for a full hour we do not double book. Late cancellations hurt three people: you the patient because you’re not getting the care, the therapist because they have an empty slot, and another patient who could have booked the appointment. Please respect the time of your manual movement therapist and others.