FAQS

What should I bring to my session?

It is best that all patient’s bring a pair of gym shorts with them in case they are needed. Women should wear or bring a sports top or a tank top at a minimum that would allow access to the upper back/neck and shoulders

How long will my session last?

Your first session will typically last about 75 minutes. We only schedule 1 patient per hour for follow up appointments. This includes a minimum of 45 minutes of one-on-one time with your therapist.

Can you bill my insurance?

We can bill your insurance if you would like us to as a courtesy. However we are an out of network provider for all insurance carriers. We require full payment for your treatment at the time of service and any reimbursement due to you will come directly back to you from your insurance company after your claim is processed by them. Our fees effective 1/1/2019 for an initial visit  is $250 and follow up visits are typically $165.

Are you a Medicare Provider?

We are not a Medicare provider and cannot submit claims to Medicare for our patient’s. Medicare will not cover physical therapy services performed at High Gear Physical Therapy.  Services provided to Medicare recipients will be performed as part of a wellness, maintenance, preventative and fitness model.

Do you provide care for maintenance and health/well-being?

Functional Manual Therapy is not only very effective at relieving pain but focuses on enhancing human movement and performance by creating an environment for clients that allows them a way of moving through their day to day postures and activities with more efficiency. This has been shown clinically to be very effective for the athletic population as well. When our bodies are able to better respond to the demands of a sport we will perform better and hurt less as a result.

What is Functional Manual Therapy™?

Functional Manual Therapy™ is a unique treatment approach that facilitates all patients’ innate potential for optimal performance and function. According to the Institute of Physical Art (IPA, Steamboat CO) Functional Manual Therapy™ is an integrated and seamless treatment system which couples mechanical treatment of the joints, soft tissues, visceral and neurovascular systems with manual neuromuscular facilitation to enhance optimum motor control and human function.

Conditions Treated

  • Acute and Chronic Spinal Conditions [Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Pain]
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tendinitis (tennis and golfer elbow, shoulder, hip, etc)
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip dysfunction
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Rib dysfunction
  • Core muscle weakness
  • Visceral Mobilization
  • Post Surgical Care
  • Headaches
  • Temporal-mandibular joint (TMJ) pain
  • Fractures
  • Wrist and hand injuries