A physician’s referral is not required to be seen at Inspired Mobility Physical Therapy.
A physician’s referral may be required for insurance reimbursement purposes. Please contact your plan to inquire about out-of-network physical therapy benefits and reimbursement requirements if you plan on filing for reimbursement.
Inspired Mobility Physical Therapy has decided to be an out-of-network practice in order to provide you with one on one, consistent, quality care at each and every encounter. Typically, practices accepting insurance need to see 2-3 clients an hour to be profitable. At Inspired Mobility Physical Therapy, we believe that we can more efficiently care for your needs by spending quality time with you each time we see you. Differential diagnosis, treatment response, customized education and movement can occur in real time without interruption. Questions are answered and direct, ongoing support is provided throughout the healing process.
Being an out-of-network provider means we do not accept insurance payments for our services, and request payment at time of service. Checks, cash and/or Zelle payments are accepted. Please inquire about payment options.
It depends on your coverage, but the answer is yes. You can send in self-claims with the needed invoices containing treatment codes that will be provided to you upon request. The amount of reimbursement depends on your individual plan. If you are planning to submit for reimbursement, you should call in advance to ask about out-of-network PT benefits and the process for reimbursement.
In addition, if you do not have out of network coverage and/or would rather utilize your FSA/HSA balance, you may also submit your invoices towards an FSA or HSA if your individual plan uses one.
Dry needling is not acupuncture. While the tool used, a fine filament needle, is the same; the clinical reasoning for application and the methodology are different. Acupuncture is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine; think meridians, Qi, yin/yang elemental balance and more. Dry needling is based in Western medical concepts of anatomy, physiology, neuromusculoskeletal function, movement, orthopedic assessment and injury science. While many “Eastern” and “Western” points may overlap, rational for application is different.
As a dry needling practitioner, the evolving science and discovery of the “Why does it work?” question continues to rapidly evolve. Studies are constantly being formulated and produced to better understand the physiology, correlational effects, and treatment protocols. Much like manual therapy and exercise prescription however, dry needling is science applied through art. Clinical reasoning is based on assessment of the whole organism to its parts. Here is what we think is happening:
- Local effect on tissue repair through stimulation of microcirculation and tissue collagen healing to the impaired structure. Think stimulation and reformation of new tissue for stronger collagen bonds, scar tissue break-up, creating and supporting improved environment for the body to heal itself.
- Segmental or regional effect on fascial and neural structures for more efficient movement. Think fascial manipulation and restructuring, neuromusculoskeletal re-set.
- Central effect on neural input for motor output. Think pain management science. This is an opportunity to dampen the pain signals to the brain to alter a more efficient motor pattern output.
Dry needling can:
- Break up scar tissue: Needles are inserted into the scar in both superficial and deep layers where the needles are moved in certain ways to unwind bound tissue.
- Support healing: Needles are inserted into local tissue to provoke a healing response from the body through the reformation of new tissue and the development of microcirculation to assist in swelling management.
- Pain management: Needles are inserted centrally along the spinal column to cause the release of pain modulating substances that will dampen pain signals to the brain.
- Activate muscles: Needles are inserted at the motor unit, or the place where your nerve stimulates your muscle fibers, pushing the re-set button to break up spasm or activate “sleeping muscle fibers”.
With over 20 years and 10,000 hours in orthopedics and sports medicine, I have a depth of knowledge in injury management and prevention. My goal is to accurately provide you with a differential movement diagnosis so that we are starting our intervention at the root of your movement problems vs treating a symptom. From there, I will work with you to design a treatment plan to address your movement needs throughout the healing process. This means that we will look at what you are doing in your daily activities as well as your sport to support tissue healing, remodeling and recovery. Whether you are dealing with a long-standing problem, a recent injury, or even want to move better to achieve a new skill, I will help you navigate the movement progressions for healing, prevention and recovery.