PHYSICAL THERAPY WITH A PILATES-TRAINED PT, OR PILATES WITH A PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
Some of my clients come to me in pain and some are still under the care and supervision of their physician, chiropractor, or acupuncturist. These clients need to see me for physical therapy, and I usually incorporates Pilates into rehabilitation, and sessions may be billed to insurance*. Goals may include pain reduction, increasing function or return to sport, and learning a safe and useful home exercise program, which often includes Pilates.
Other clients come to me after their symptoms have gone, or are minimal and controllable. Some have received physical therapy from me, or other treatment elsewhere, and now they want a more integrated exercise program, usually involving Pilates. These clients may have issues in their body that they are concerned about or careful with, but they are not actively in pain or receiving treatment for a particular diagnosis, and therefore they are appropriate to see me for Pilates. Because I am a PT, I can better understand any pathology you have concerns with, or help you to safely begin a Pilates program. These visits are not billable to a health insurance company, but they may be reimbursable with a health savings account.
*except Medicare. No reimbursement or insurance billing is available as I am not a Medicare provider. Please see the What about Medicare heading in this section.