We offer Free Initial Consultations!

At your free consultation, you can sit down with a therapist and we will discuss what services we are able to provide and let you know whether or not we might be able to help.  We can also pull your insurance information and let you know what your out of pocket costs would be.  Call today!
 

 

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions?

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Table of Contents

  1. Do you have handicapped parking available?
  2. What can I expect my first session?
  3. What does a typical treatment session consist of?
  4. What should I bring/wear to my sessions?
  5. Does insurance cover the cost of services?
  6. Am I going to get sore after treatment?
  7. Am I going to have to do anything at home after treatment?
  8. Why do you encourage extra fluid intake after sessions?
  9. What does your free initial consultation consist of?
  10. I don't belong to the Heartland network.  Can I still come to your clinic?

Do you have handicapped parking available?

Detroit Lakes: Yes.  Many of our patients find it convenient to park in the large lot at the rear (east) of The Roosevelt Building.  Enter the door to the three-story part of the building; this is closest to the elevator.  There is a parking place for our clients next to the door and a parking permit is NOT needed.  The Handicapped spaces at the front door DO need a permit.  Our clinic is on the third floor just outside the elevator.  If you need assistance, call ahead and we will meet you in the parking lot with a wheel chair.  After 5 PM, the above door may be the only door open.

Dilworth: No.  Patients can park on the street or in the driveway.

 

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What can I expect my first session?

If you haven't completed your initial forms, you should plan to come early to fill them out.  Forms are available on our site to download to bring with you.  Once the forms are completed, we start off with a thorough full body evaluation of posture, range of motion, flexibility, and soft tissue tension.  Once we have an idea of where the restrictions in the body are and what type of pain you have, we can start treatment.  The first session typically takes 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours for the evaluation and some treatment. 

 

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What does a typical treatment session consist of?

Treatments are generally an hour long and consist mostly of hands on myofascial release treatment.  Myofascial release is the process of applying gentle sustained pressure into the restricted tissues of the body.  Once the restrictions in the body are released, patients generally notice an improvement in body positioning, an increase in range of motion, and a decrease in pain.  Once we start seeing an improvement, we begin to implement stabilization exercises to maintain the gains we’ve seen and to decrease the likelihood of the restrictions recurring.  Every treatment is different and catered to each patient’s specific needs.  We’ve been quite successful in treating a variety of difficult conditions. 

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What should I bring/wear to my sessions?

Please bring your insurance cards; we will copy them for your chart. Myofascial release (MFR) is a whole body, hands-on therapy applied directly on the skin without the use of lotions or oils.   Because of this the skin needs to be clean and accessible as much as possible during the treatment session.  Do not use oils or lotions on appointment days until after your session.  We suggest female clients wear either a two-piece bathing suit, or loose fitting gym shorts and a top that will unclasp in the back.  If you wear a bra in place of a bathing suit top bring a T-shirt to wear in our exercise room.  Male clients should wear loose fitting gym shorts and bring a T-shirt.  Clinical gowns are not used for either male or female clients, as they do not provide sufficient access to treatment areas.

 

Cell phones must be turned off during therapy sessions. This is your time to focus on your treatment.  In case of emergency, you can be reached at 218-844-5555 in DL or 218-284-5555 in Dilworth.

 

It is advised that you avoid eating heavily immediately before your treatment session.

 

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Does insurance cover the cost of services? 

Occupational Therapy services are covered by many medical insurances.  Eligibility, deductibles, and co-pays vary and we can check that for you prior to starting therapy.  Deductibles are expected at the time of service unless prior arrangements have been made.  In most cases, therapy supplies are not covered by insurance.  We keep this cost low by teaching you to use ordinary household items and low cost supplies (like our therapy balls) rather than purchasing expensive equipment.  We can let you know what your approximate out of pocket cost will be prior to the start of services.    

 

Therapeutic Massage is also offered in our clinic. If you choose to make Therapeutic Massage part of your treatment, we recommend our massage therapists.  Massage is not covered by most medical insurances. 

 

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Am I going to get sore after treatment?

You may notice the results of therapy during your therapy session or in the next day or two as the fascia re-organizes itself.  In some cases it may take several sessions for results to be recognized.  Post treatment soreness can occur by the evening following a treatment session, often lasts into the next day, and is never injurious!  In a small percentage of cases, soreness can last up to three days.  The soreness following treatment may be in an area that was treated or in another area that is connected through a fascial restriction.  Home self treatment and increasing water intake may help minimize the temporary discomfort you may feel following a treatment session.  Your therapist will explain what to expect but responses do vary so please call if you have any questions.

 

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Am I going to have to do anything at home after treatment?

Self-treatment sessions are invaluable to your healing process.  You will be taught techniques to carry over at home and throughout your day.  We recommend 45-60 minutes of self-treatment each day.  If you find the exercises painful or difficult please let us know so that we can adapt them for you. 

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Why do you encourage increasing fluid intake after sessions?

Increasing your intake of water is very important in your progress.  This will help open up areas that have been restricted for a long time and help with any post treatment soreness that may develop.  Your therapist will discuss with you the amount needed per day for your body type and weight.  Let us know if your doctor has limited your intake of fluids.

 

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What does your free initial consultation consist of? 

You meet one on one with a therapist who will inform you of the treatment options available to you and answer any questions you might have about services.  At the initial consultation, we can pull your insurance information for you and tell you approximately what your out of pocket costs would be.  If you don't already have one, we can help you obtain a referral from your physician for services.   

 

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I don't belong to the Heartland network.  Can I still come to your clinic?

Yes.  Most insurance plans allow patients to choose which clinic they go to for services.  For most health plans we are considered in-network providers and we have contracts to provide services with over 40 managed care plans. We can let you know up front if we are in-network providers with your plan and what your anticipated out of pocket cost would be.

 

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