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Solid Rock Physical Therapy and Wellness is considered “out of network” with all insurance companies.  This does not mean that you won’t be able to use your insurance, and in many cases the cost for physical therapy is the same or even less expensive compared to using your “in-network” benefits.

We accept cash for services at each visit and then provide a “superbill” that you can then in turn submit to your insurance company for reimbursement based on your plan benefits.

The exception is Medicare.  We do not participate in any way with Medicare Insurance, however we are still able to work with you on a cash pay basis.

Contact us today so we can help you with the details.   

While this is a very loaded question, what most people are not aware of is how much insurance impacts the treatment that you receive.  We aspire to provide Physical Therapy in a way that optimizes healing and gets you back to living life as soon as possible.   

In a nutshell being “In-Network” can place a large burden on the care provider leading to the following:

  • Shorter skilled treatment sessions (20-35 minutes shorter per treatment)
  • Restrictions on treatments provided
  • Therapists working with more than one patient-client at a time (typical is 2 and even 3 patients/therapist  at a time). 
  • Your not always able to see the same therapist at every treatment (Sometimes only every 5th visit)
  • Less time to give valuable feedback (verbal and tactile cueing).
  • Rushed manual therapy treatments (joint mobilization, soft tissue work)
  • Increased costs for therapy services

All of these issues lead to increased costs for services and more treatments needed to achieve the desired outcomes.  In some cases it may even make the difference between physical therapy working or not.  

While we understand that there may be a level inconvenience by being “out of network” we firmly feel we can provide a level of care that is difficult to achieved with the typical “in-network” model.   

We appreciate cash or check however we DO accept all major forms of payment including cash, check, credit cards, FSA and HSA cards. 

Most of our services are qualifiable for FSA and HSA payments with a check or credit card.

For those who have HSA and FSA accounts, it is an excellent strategy in buffering the upfront costs of therapy before your insurance company is able to reimburse you (if applicable).   

We request that payments are made at each appointment and we will provide an invoice of the services delivered for your records and for you to submit to your insurance company if desired. 

Washington is a direct access state for physical therapists.  This means that legally you DO NOT need to have a physician referral in order to see a licensed physical therapist.  

However some insurance companies may require a physician referral in order for you to receive reimbursement or credit towards your deductible.

Contact your insurance company to find out what they require.  If you’d like we can also help you look into it, just give us a call! 

We bring our services to your home.  We have all of the equipment needed to ensure you receive a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.  

In addition to your home we can setup treatments at a local public sports field or park in order to help specifically meet your therapy goals.

We’re centrally located in Bonney Lake Washington and proudly serve the Pierce and South King County Region.  

We will commonly use a portable treatment table that measures about 2.5 feet wide by 6.5 feet long.  That saying, it is nice to have at least a 10×10 foot space for room to perform our movement assessments.  

With that said I (Josh) have treated some patients in 5th wheel trailers, so there really may not be a space that is too small.  

As a secondary note.  Many times people can feel a bit self conscious about the “state of their home”.  I want to assure you that with a family of 4 young kids, we’ll be the last to judge how your home presents its self.   

A physical therapist is a highly educated movement specialist, often obtaining a Masters or Doctorate degree and has passed a national licensing exam in order to legally practice.  We are able to diagnose and treat movement and postural dysfunctions related to injuries that are affecting your daily activities.

We use techniques that help the body heal along it’s designed path instead of using pharmaceuticals, surgery, injections or invasive procedures. 

Some of the techniques that we use include soft tissue mobilization (fancy word for getting tissue moving properly), joint mobilization, postural correction, muscle movement retraining, and prescribed homework to help facilitate and expedite your healing process. 

Furthermore we are very preventative in our philosophy.  We do not ONLY want you to heal from your injury but hope you’ll understand what you need to do to avoid a future injury.

Soft Tissue Mobilization: This is a HANDS ON technique that involves getting your muscles, connective tissue, tendons and nerves moving the way they should.  Sometimes we’ll use our hands, sometimes we’ll use special tools but the end goal is the same, restore movements and tissue health. 

Joint Mobilization: Sometimes connective tissue around a joint and the joint surface itself can change after injury or immobilization (such as after wearing a cast, or prolonged rest).  We use targeted HANDS ON stretching of these tissues to help restore their normal movements. 

Motor Retraining: Also described as neuromuscular re-education, this is a process by which we try to retrain natural motor programs that you’re body requires for activities of daily life.  Many times after injury we can develop habits and faulty muscle patterns we don’t even realize we’re doing.  We use hands on tactile feedback to retrain these vital motor programs.  Many times there is a proper progression to facilitate the retraining process, otherwise it can be very challenging to delete a faulty motor program. 

Gait Training: Or walking training.  This is a close cousin to motor retraining listed above.  Sometimes your injury will require walking differently while things heal.  There are proper ways to do this to avoid injuring other parts of your body.  Also, as your body heals there will be an appropriate time to start retraining normal walking without the use of aides such as crutches, walkers, canes and the like, but timing is key and feedback is important to ensure you do not create a faulty motor programs or bad habit.

Postural Correction: Your grandma was right!  Sit up straight!  Your posture has a major influence on the way you move, the health of your joints and tissues and aiding in the healing process after an injury.  Posture can change slowly over time based on daily habits and life routines.  Many times people are not aware of the impact it’s having on their body and how it might be setting them up for an injury, or delaying the healing process.  Physical Therapists have a trained eye and keen hands for detecting these changes in posture and rerouting the healing process or staving off injury altogether. 

Therapeutic Exercise: We commonly find muscles that are weak, too active, tight, not tight enough, poor circulation or just lots of metabolic buildup (crud) that needs to be addressed.  The exercises and stretches we provide are geared towards addressing these issues and are commonly given as homework on the days when you’re not coming in for therapy.  Many times people will compensate and cheat their exercises to avoid discomfort or make them easier.  We are really good at watching and making sure you’re doing them right so that you get better faster!

Functional Movement Training: Or ergonomics training.  This is where all the work of the above treatment techniques plays out into what matters most to you, how you move!  If you have poor soft tissue mobility, joint mobility, postural control, strength and motor control you’re not going to be able to move well without some kind of compensation.  This is where we put all those nuts and bolts together and start creating beautifully honed motor programs that will facilitate healing and reduce possible re-injury.  

Just a taste:  This is just a quick taste of some of the more commonly used treatment techniques.  

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