Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
No. You do not need a doctor's referral. You may need a diagnosis and/or script from your doctor if you are submitting your bill to your insurance company. Check with your insurance company for their requirements.
Does insurance cover your services?
I have chosen to remain an “out of network” provider with insurance companies. Taking insurance would severely limit my ability to spend time with each patient and provide the treatment that each person uniquely needs. There are some insurance companies that will reimburse you for part or all of your visit. In this case, you may need a doctor’s script. You are responsible for full payment at the time of your visit; however, I can provide you with a “superbill” which you can then submit to your insurance company (check with your insurance company for their reimbursement policy and if a doctor’s script is needed).
How much do you charge?
$100 for 60 minutes. $150 for 90 minutes. I accept cash or check.
How many sessions will I need?
For a recent injury, it could possibly take only 1-2 visits.
Often times, an injury occurs due to long-standing malalignments and restrictions. The injury could be “the straw that breaks the camel’s back”. In this case, or with general chronic conditions, the treatment process would take longer. Your injury and healing process is unique to you. Day to day, we develop restrictions, bracing patterns, “minor bumps”, etc. Myofascial release is a great modality to help keep problems at bay. Consider regular treatments as your “health insurance”.
Can Myofascial Release help with (insert diagnosis)?
A diagnosis is basically a label. It is a way to give a name to the symptom so that it can be “treated” or “fixed”. The problem is that the diagnosis or symptom is addressed, but what may have led to the dysfunction is ignored. This is a very myopic way of looking at our bodies and greatly limits the results and potential for real healing.
Remember, the fascial system spreads in a three-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. Imagine a spider web that fills the corner of a room reaching from wall to wall and back to the corner. When a bug gets caught in the web, the waiting spider will feel it and it knows where to go to get its prey. Movement in any one part of the web affects every other part of the web. So, when there is a restriction in one part of our body (fascia), it will have an effect on other parts of the body. That effect could be primarily local or could be distant from the injury.
By freeing up the restrictions that are crushing the brain, nerves, blood vessels, organs, muscles, and bones, these structures are then allowed to function more optimally. MFR can also help with releasing emotions that contribute to the “straight-jacket” effect of myofascial restrictions.