Why Use Pilates with Physical Therapy?
Pilates and physical therapy unite in a synergistic relationship to enhance physical rehabilitation! This combination really excites Dr. Asher, because in her practice she finds that the movement principles, emphasis on motor control and body awareness, local muscle strengthening, and dynamic movement act as a springboard to facilitate faster return to increased function whether it is competitive sports, recreational activities, or work life requirements. The addition of the specialized Pilates apparutus to rehabilitation has expanded the number of people who would stand to benefit from this unique synergy to nearly everyone, regardless of age or activity level. It teaches improved posture, proper breathing, and thoughtful movement throughout daily activities.
Do we accept insurance?We are a a cash-based treatment model, which means the physical therapist enters a contract with the patient to provide physical therapy services in a manner that both parties have determined will help them reach treatment goals most efficiently. Cash-based billing eliminates confusion and allows for clarity in decision making on the part of the patient and their provider. Documentation for evaluations, treatment visits, and progress notes are performed just like any other physical therapy practice and comply with all legal requirements. The patient pays at the time of service, allowing the therapist to focus attention on providing the best possible service while keeping administrative costs low. You may pay for services using actual cash, a check, or a credit or debit card.
Do I need a prescription?Direct Access is approved in Maryland and Washington DC, in which patients can be evaluated and treated by licensed physical therapist without prescription. It is recommended that you check with your insurance company on whether they require a physician prescription for physical therapy or for reimbursement purposes. If a prescription is required, it is your responsibility to keep your prescriptions up to date.
Can I use my HSA or FSA funds?Yes, we accept Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) which are flexible spending arrangement offered by the IRS. HSA & FSA are both tax-advantaged accounts that allow you to save specifically for medical cost.
What should I wear?We suggest comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely and socks that grip when on Pilates equipment. As myotherapy, cupping, dry needling may be part of your treatment, we also suggest bringing a pair of shorts, tank top, or sports bra.
What are the sessions like?For your Initial Evaluation you can expect to see the Dr. Asher for a full hour. There will be a thorough intake of your history, physical examination, detailed assessment, discussion og goals, and future. The follow-up appointments will be one on one 50 minute sessions with Dr. Asher and will be customized based on patient’s progress, goals met, and re-assessments. Dr. Asher will use a combination of manual therapy, cupping, dry needling, movement therapy, neuromuscular re-education, etc, throughout the session to according to your individual needs. Your commitment to your assigned home exercise program and lifestyle modifications, along with consistent attendance to follow-up visits will enhance your outcome and success within the treatment plan and goals.
What types of physical therapy do we offer?We offer the following services. 1. Cupping 2. Manual Therapy 3. Neurologic Dry Needling 4. Neuro-muscular Re-education 5. Pilates-based Training To read more about each type of therapy, please click here
After I am discharged, can I keep doing Pilates?"Yes! Dr. Asher works closely with our certified Pilates instructors to ensure continuity and continued progress with the client’s transition. The Pilates sessions will be 50-minute long and will continue to be a customized program to address the clients individual fitness needs and goals. The Physical Therapists and Pilates instructor communicate and collaborate freely so that each session continues to be tailored towards you and your body.
Questions & Answers
heal and allow the highest desired level of movement that is unique to the individual patient and their environment. Dr. Asher believes that patients should not have to rely on insurance companies to dictate which treatment options are best for them but instead the treatment program should consistent of a customized plan established after a comprehensive examination and assessment and clear communication between the patient and PT to determine the most effective treatment options to address the root cause of the patients problems.
Not your Average Physical Therapy
At Pilates Plus Physical Therapy & Wellness you will receive a 55 minute one on one session with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Dr. Asher’s physical therapy method is patient centered, methodical, and encompasses a whole-body approach to facilitate the body to