Frequently Asked Questions
Is this treatment covered by insurance?
This will depend on your insurance. Sessions at Finn Physical Therapy are out of network. I will provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company. If you have out of network benefits, you will be reimbursed for a percentage of the session.
Payment is requested at the time of the session.
How long are the sessions?
Each session is an hour long, and includes hands on therapy (in-person sessions) or self releasing techniques (virtual sessions) as well as exercises to promote increased postural awareness, flexibility and strength. You will also receive a home program and education regarding your issues.
How does a virtual physical therapy/osteopathic session work?
You can schedule and pay for your session via the link on the website. You will then receive an email with a link to a Zoom meeting.
You will need a laptop or phone, so that you can move the screen as needed during the session. Make sure that you have space on the floor with a yoga mat or rug.
The session is an hour long, and I will guide you through the evaluation and treatment, including self releasing techniques and exercises. I will send you a written follow up after the session.
What precautions are you taking for in person sessions?
In my offices I make sure there is good air circulation. I keep the windows open and have a fan on at all times. A medical grade HEPA filter is always on during the session.
I use disposable table and pillow coverings, clean the room thoroughly between sessions, and wear a double mask at all times.
I schedule a 15 to 30 minute break in between patients, and take everyone’s temperature as they come into the office.
I have been fully vaccinated.
How many sessions will I need?
Although this question can only be answered on a case by case basis, hour long, in depth sessions are very efficient. People often start with one session a week for 2-4 weeks and then are able to cut down to one session every two weeks.
Compared to the traditional PT prescription of 2-3 sessions a week for 4-6 weeks, holistic treatment can save time and money.
How is this treatment different from regular physical therapy?
I blend regular physical therapy treatment with an osteopathic holistic manual therapy approach to give you the best of both worlds.
The most important difference is that of overall viewpoint. Every client receives a total body, Osteopathically based evaluation, which means that any conditions/restrictions in any part of your body that are contributing to your symptom will be identified and treated.
This makes the treatment both more efficient, and more effective, as it is less likely that your symptoms will return.
What is it that prevents the body from healing itself?
According to Osteopathic philosophy, any obstruction that impedes the flow of fluids in the body can get in the way of the body’s self regulating and self healing mechanisms.
Physical impediments can include generalized twists, curves and pulls within the body as well as specific bones, organs or tissues that are misaligned. These restrictions can come from injuries, repetitive movement patterns, faulty posture, or surgeries, for example.
Some impediments may have an emotional origin. Longstanding postural patterns such as slumping the chest when in grief, or a tendency to hold the breath when stressed, may eventually become solidified and maintained without conscious awareness.
The effects of gravity and aging play their part as well.
Most people have some combination of the above. Because many of these restrictions are total body patterns, releasing them can have profound healing effects throughout the body.
This is why Osteopathy does not focus on symptoms, although symptom relief is an outcome of treatment.