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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Knowledge is power.

WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?

Inspire Physical Therapy LLC is an out-of-network provider.  If you have out-of-network benefits with your health insurance that you would like to use, an itemized receipt called a Superbill is provided after each session upon request.  Patients may use this Superbill as their receipt to give to their health insurance company in order to file a claim.  Patients who receive insurance from Medicare are not able to file a claim because Inspire Physical Therapy LLC is not a Medicare provider. 

All patients are responsible for payment in full to Inspire Physical Therapy LLC at the time of each appointment.  If using out-of-network benefits, your health insurance may reimburse you, depending on your type of coverage.

The Initial Evaluation is an 80-minute appointment and is $200.  Follow-up appointments are 50-minutes in duration and are $150.  Payment is accepted by HSA/FSA accounts, cash, credit card, and check.

WHY DON'T YOU ACCEPT HEALTH INSURANCE?

Health insurance companies do not reimburse enough for the highly skilled treatment you receive at Inspire PT.  In order to be the best physical therapist possible, Laura spends between $2,000-$5,000 per year going to multiple continuing education courses (cost of course + accommodations to travel to these courses).  This is so that she can learn numerous techniques and information from different practitioners so that her skillset is current and diverse. 

In order to attend so many continuing education courses AND provide hour-long sessions with valuable care, health insurance cannot be accepted.  You are still able to make insurance claims on your own using your Superbill.

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.

Receiving treatment by a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) is truly a unique experience in the Richmond area.  This certification involved years of study, repeated courses, and rigorous written and practical testing to obtain.  This approach is also combined with concepts from the Integrated Systems Model by Diane Lee, the Barral Institute, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), and Craniosacral Therapy. 

WHAT IS YOUR NEW PATIENT PROCEDURE?

Email Laura to schedule your initial evaluation.  All returning patients may click the "Book Now" button in the top right corner of the page to schedule manage future appointments.  At each 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?

In the state of Virginia, you are now able to receive physical therapy care without a referral.  

HOW LONG ARE APPOINTMENTS AND WHAT HAPPENS DURING THEM?

The initial evaluation is 80 minutes long and follow-up appointments are 50 minutes long.  Frequency of visits is recommended by the physical therapist on your first visit however this is ultimately decided by the patient.  Patients typically come once per week to get started.

In each session, you can expect to receive hands-on manual therapy techniques including soft tissue and joint mobilization, neuromuscular re-education, patient education, and a highly individualized home exercise program.

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