Integrative physical therapy is a holistic approach to physical therapy care that focuses on working with the whole person and paying close attention to the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. When assessing and treating, an integrative approach involves working with the whole body and not just the area of complaint, e.g. When a patient complains of plantar fasciitis it is necessary to assess the pelvic alignment to find the cause of the inflammation and biomechanical issues found in the foot.
By looking for the deeper root cause(s) of dysfunction we facilitate the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms, and help patients reduce the roadblocks to healing which include chronic pain, restricted breathing, poor posture, deconditioning, muscle weakness, soft tissue restrictions, and stress.
The main purpose of this visit is for us to get to know each other and decide if we are a good fit to work together towards your goals. I want you to be really comfortable with having me visit you at home, and the more I understand about your health challenges and point of view the better I can help you.
This visit is when I would complete my initial evaluation, and this is really an individualized process that depends greatly on the challenges you are looking to overcome. It may include any of the following assessments; posture, gait, functional, strength, balance, muscle tone, sensation - the list goes on - but whatever I need to do to come up with a plan of care going forward which we can then discuss. This plan will include how frequently I might come to see you, what treatment I suggest, and how long I estimate it might take to achieve your goals- because this is a team effort, I value your input too.
If you then feel ready to move forward we will book a treatment session, complete some paperwork and, if it will be necessary, where in your home works best for me to set up my treatment table next visit.
This initial visit typically takes about an hour and is free!
I want you to get all the information you need, and that includes what the treatment plan is going to entail. It is my opinion that evaluations benefit only the therapists' treatment plan - you don't feel the benefit until we start the actual physical therapy!
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a holistic hands-on manual therapy. It is gentle but very effective at treating and balancing the entire body.
I have been learning and treating with MFR for the last 10 years and find it to be the most effective treatment for pain and biomechanical dysfunction.
Very often, MFR can help people who have tried many other modalities without success, and reduce the need for pain medication.
It can help delay or prevent the need for surgery, or indeed, when used pre-operatively and post operatively can improve surgical outcomes and speed recovery.
MFR principles are also applied to the self-treatment techniques and exercises I teach to my clients so that they can continue the therapy between our treatment sessions.
In my experience, it is this teamwork between therapist and client that ensures an individuals' ownership of their own healing journey, which is vital to a successful PT experience.
Zippy P.T. functions in a cash-based model, which means you are free from the restrictions of insurance companies and can receive the dedicated care that gets you living your best life, rather than the level of basic function that insurance companies believe to be adequate. While we do not process insurance claims ourselves, we are happy to provide an invoice for you to submit to insurance, towards your deductible or reimbursement. The provision of this invoice does not ensure services will be covered by your insurance company - this can be discussed further at your initial consultation.
Most insurance companies now have high deductibles of $5000 or more. Many clinics bill insurance up to $250 an hour for P.T. which you are responsible for paying out of pocket until you reach that deductible ceiling. By not dealing with insurance companies and Medicare, Zippy PT keeps costs lower so we can charge less than half that, and still deliver a higher quality of care.
In many clinics where insurance and Medicare are accepted, a patient is seen only for 15-20 minutes by a licensed physical therapist before they are handed off to an assistant or tech for the remainder of their treatment or left to complete exercises on their own, unsupervised. The therapists often see up to 4 patients an hour, which often leads to therapist burn out, and overall quality of care is reduced.
With our individualized care plans, we can dedicate more time to you, and treat you the way we would like to be treated ourselves -mindfully, effectively, and with compassion.
Covid-19 is a part of our world right now. We take every measure recommended to prevent the spread of the virus as recommended by the CDC. Let us know if you or a household member are considered 'high risk' and we can discuss all our mitigation procedures with you to help allay your concerns. If you or someone you live with have had a positive Covid-19 test, been exposed or are experiencing symptoms of the virus we ask that you inform us 24 hours before our scheduled visit time. We are happy to discuss this further via phone or email as you wish.
I am based out of Oconomowoc, WI. I typically will travel anywhere within 30 mins. drive. If you are further afield but are still interested in my services please contact me and I will gladly discuss adding a small mileage fee for the extra distance.
Contact us via phone or email and we will attempt to answer any questions you have! OR schedule your free at-home consultation if you're ready for the next step.