Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of therapy in the home?

  • Convenient
  • Safe (Therapist can show proof of criminal background check)
  • More relaxing to facilitate healing
  • No sitting in traffic
  • More Effective for making home environment recommendations for healing

What is Myofascial Release?

  • Hands on Technique
  • Method of gently and slowly releasing and softening the fascia of the muscles
  • Fascia is a network of connective tissue throughout the body that may contribute to pain when it becomes “stuck” together

What is Trigger Point Therapy?

  • Trigger Points may contribute to pain due to shortening of muscle fibers creating a “knot” and contracted muscle fibers.
  • Hands on Technique.
  • Involves applying pressure to release contracted muscle fibers resulting in decreased pain.
  • Why do I want to try this type of treatment?
    • Often individuals with pain and injury have tried many other treatments with unsuccessful results. This treatment is another method of assessing your pain and individualized treatment to this point, and has resulted in success with decreasing pain and muscular dysfunction.

How do I prepare for my treatment session?

  • Have a quiet space available for table set up and treatment
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move easily in. Clothing may need to be removed for access treatment area (gown provided).
  • Notify therapist of the following:
    • Skin Conditions
    • Medical conditions/diagnosis that may be contagious
    • Recent surgeries
    • Body Jewelry or Implanted medical devices
    • Allergies

Do you provide treatment in the state of Washington?

  • Yes, however, I need a physican’s prescription. Please contact me for more information.

Will treatment be painful?

  • Treatment is not intended to be a relaxing massage
  • Discomfort varies by person. Perception of pain depends on a variety of factors such as how long you have had injuries, how long have you been in pain, and pain tolerance, etc.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

  • Depends on each individual, healing is a process, and does not happen overnight.
  • However, you will be equipped with self-treatment strategies and stretching program after the first visit to get you started on your quest for decreased pain and healing.

Do I need a Doctor’s prescription?

  • In the state of Oregon, you do not need a physician’s referral for OT services. However, if you are planning to submit to your insurance company for out of network reimbursement, you will need a physician’s referral. Reimbursement is not guaranteed.
  • Should you choose to submit for reimbursement, documentation can be provided.
  • It is always recommended to consult and collaborate with your physician or healthcare professional regarding other possible causes/sources of pain.

Do you take Insurance?

  • Not at this time, however, you may submit for out of network insurance benefits. You will need a physician’s prescription for reimbursement and payment is not guaranteed.
  • Prescription must include applicable ICD-9 codes and corresponding Diagnosis codes.

How Can I help your business or Clients?

  • Employee Training
  • Client/Resident retention, Family satisfaction with client care
  • Help to keep your loved one in their home
  • Decrease Workplace injuries
  • Improve resident and employee satisfaction
  • Increase efficiency and safety of caregiver practices
  • Help determine best living setting for your loved one
  • Home Modification recommendations
  • Durable Medical Equipment recommendations
  • Decrease falls and subsequent injury

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