Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take my insurance?
Strong Foundation Physical Therapy is an Out of Network provider, which means that we do not take insurance for any of our services. All of our sessions are charged at a flat rate. If you would like to submit to your insurance for reimbursement for Out of Network benefits, we can supply a Superbill upon request. You may use your HSA to pay for services provided by Strong Foundation Physical Therapy.
Why do you not take my insurance?
This allows us to treat without the restrictions of insurance verification, visit limitations, or limitations to our patient's plan of care that often come with being in network with insurance companies. In short, it allows our physical therapist the freedom to treat you the in the manner she and you have determined to be the most effective. If you would like to learn more about what being an Out of Network provider means, please check out the Blog post that Danyell Russell, PT, DPT wrote, "What does “Out of Network Provider” mean? And why would you want to see one?"
How much does each session cost?
Each session costs $150 for one hour whether it is an initial evaluation, treatment session, or wellness session. Half hour appointments are $90 for each session. Recovery sessions are $65. Packages are available at a discounted rate for treatment and wellness sessions upon request.
Do I need a referral to start physical therapy?
As of September 1, 2019, a referral is no longer required to begin physical therapy in the state of Texas. You may receive physical therapy services for 10 business days without a referral. If physical therapy is required past this point, then a referral from a physician, chiropractor, or dentist will be required. If you do not have one of these providers, we can recommend a local physician or telehealth provider for you to obtain a referral.
What is a mobile physical therapist?
Being a mobile physical therapist means that I can come to you wherever is most convenient for you, whether that is your home, your gym, or your office. Please note that if we will be meeting at your gym that it is your responsibility to check your gym's rules for having an external provider provide services at their location.
What should I expect at my first physical therapy session?
At your first session, we will begin by discussing your symptoms, things that aggravate and ease your symptoms, and things you have difficulty with because of your symptoms. Then I will assess your mobility, strength, and functional movements related to your symptoms. We will then move into your initial treatment, likely to include exercises and manual techniques to improve the things we found in your movement assessment. You will leave your initial session with a home exercise program to begin working on to reduce your symptoms and help you reach your goals.
What are Wellness Sessions?
Wellness Sessions are sessions that focus on mobility, strength, or lifting mechanics to improve performance for specific tasks. Wellness sessions are intended only for asymptomatic people and will not include any hands on treatment such as manual therapy or dry needling. Wellness sessions may be for you if you have a mobility restriction that impacts your performance (ie ankle mobility restriction and have trouble with full depth squats) or if you would like to fine tune a specific movement. A personalized program will be given to you at the end of your wellness session that includes 3-5 exercises to improve your performance. Wellness sessions do not require a prescription for physical therapy and are not eligible to receive reimbursement from your insurance.
Will I have exercises to perform outside of my sessions?
Yes. I will provide a detailed home exercise program for you to perform including full detailed instructions and photos or videos per your personal preference. Your compliance with your home exercise program will be essential for your success with physical therapy or wellness programming.