INSPIRE PHYSICAL THERAPY LLC
Discover your potential for living with less pain, moving more efficiently, and gaining body awareness with Inspire Physical Therapy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Knowledge is power.
WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
Inspire Physical Therapy LLC is an out-of-network provider and does not accept health insurance. A Superbill is provided after each session upon request. Patients are welcome to make a claim to their health insurance company independently using this Superbill as their receipt. Patients who receive insurance from Medicare are not able to make a claim because Inspire Physical Therapy LLC is not a Medicare provider. All patients are responsible for payment to Inspire Physical Therapy LLC in full at the time of each appointment.
WHY SHOULD I COME TO INSPIRE PT?
Traditional outpatient PT clinics are fast, busy, and attention from your provider is often divided. At Inspire PT, you have private one-on-one care by someone who is truly present. Laura continues to work diligently to attend a multitude of continuing education courses as well as maintain her personal study habits so that her knowledge about the human body is paramount.
WHAT IS YOUR NEW PATIENT PROCEDURE?
Booking your appointment is easily accomplished through your client portal. Click on the "Book Now" button at the top right of the homepage. Once your appointment is approved, you will receive an email prompting you to complete onboarding paperwork. At your session, please wear comfortable clothes that allow easy access to the area for which you are seeking treatment. Preferably this would include gym shorts and a loose shirt. Women should wear a sports bra or tank top if seeking treatment for upper body areas.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
The Direct Access Law in Virginia states a patient may receive physical therapy care for a given diagnosis for 30 business days without a physician’s referral. After 30 business days, a patient must obtain a physician’s referral in order to continue receiving care. Inspire Physical Therapy would be happy to assist with this process as needed.
HOW LONG ARE APPOINTMENTS?
The initial evaluation is an hour and a half long and follow-up appointments are an hour long. Frequency of visits is recommended by the physical therapist on your first visit however this is ultimately decided by the patient.
WHAT IF I CAN'T COME IN TO THE CLINIC?
Inspire PT offers in-home visits as well as virtual sessions over the internet. Patients must be a Virginia resident. Please contact us to make arrangements.
Who We Are
Laura Welch received both her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and later her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. In 2013, she completed the 6-month Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) residency program at Kaiser Permanente in Vallejo, CA. Shortly after, Laura became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) as recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In 2018, she completed an intensive curriculum to become a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) as taught by the Institute of Physical Art (IPA). She also practices techniques that include visceral mobilization as taught by the Barral Institute and the Integrated Systems Model as taught by Diane Lee. Over the years, Laura has practiced in settings such as inpatient rehabilitation (patients including those who have experienced a stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury), sports medicine, general outpatient, pediatrics, skilled nursing facility, and servicing traveling theater companies. In her spare time, Laura enjoys running, rock climbing, hiking, yoga, playing the piano or guitar, meditating, riding her bike, and reading. She has competed in triathlons, centuries, and has run 5k’s to ultra marathons. Laura is very passionate about providing a supportive environment for her patients that involves complete one-on-one care in a private, low stimulation setting.
She was called to open Inspire Physical Therapy LLC because she wanted to offer the experience of Functional Manual Therapy® in addition to other techniques with longer appointment times in a focused environment that feels safe.