New to Prana Wellness? Have questions?

What should I expect on my first therapy visit?

We are going to give you multiple options on filling out paperwork before your appointment, but if you want to do it at the clinic, that’s no problem.  Just show up 15 minutes early.  Be sure to bring your insurance card, doctor’s order, and drivers license. 

Your first appointment is usually around an hour long and we recommend loose, comfortable clothes.  If you are coming from work, you may want to bring a change of clothes that are easy to move around. 

Your therapist is going to perform an evaluation to test your strength, range of motion, discuss your medical history and your concerns to set up a treatment plan that is right for you.  

How many times do I have to come for therapy?

This will be determined between you and your therapist.  We value your time and resources and will NEVER recommend you come more than necessary.  However, we know there are certain tiers you achieve in therapy.  We can get the pain to go away, but if you want it to stay away and achieve true strength and stability to prevent further injury, do yourself a favor and listen to the advice of your therapist.

How long will my therapy appointments last?

This will vary based on your specific needs and the recommendation of your therapist.  Typically, appointments will vary from 30 minutes to an hour.

Will it hurt?

Contrary to popular belief, therapists do NOT want to hurt their clients.  We make every effort to make you as comfortable as possible.  Sometimes you will experience discomfort but we will always educate you on how to minimize the discomfort and why we are doing what we are doing.  After all, we are trying to get rid of the pain!

What if I don’t have pain, but I still want to come?

That’s our favorite!  We would MUCH rather you come when you are not suffering from pain, weakness, or another ailment.  Prevention is KEY. Sign up for one of our Wellness Program Memberships or maintenance classes.

Do you take my insurance?

The short and simple answer is “maybe.”  

 

We are in contract with the following:

  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield 
  • CareSource Marketplace (private sector)
  • Motor Vehicle Accident

We also offer a self-pay option which can be paid in full or in payments.  

Dry needling, pelvic floor therapy, fitness, and wellness classes are cash only offerings.

Is this clinic for children?

At this time, we are focused on adults.  Although you may have had (and loved) one of the therapists you see here, the setting is not conducive for children.  No swings, mats, bicycles or anything else that a kid (or some adults) may find fun is going on back there.

We do, however, offer infant massage because babies are cute. 

What to expect for Pelvic Health Examinations ONLY.

We will treat you with the utmost consideration and privacy.  We strive to offer a comfortable environment conducive to all aspects of wellness and put you at ease at a time when you may feel your most vulnerable.  We are here for you. If you have questions prior to your appointment, please feel free to contact us.  Our pelvic floor therapist will be happy to speak with you regarding your expectations, questions, or concerns.  

Pelvic floor treatment starts with holistic assessment of the client, physical demands, environment, recreation, birth history, intimacy.  We want to understand you and your needs, expand on your specific goals.  

You will have an external examination of posture, motor movement, and strength and if necessary, client and therapist will determine if an internal exam is required to address the client’s goals.  Through an internal exam the therapist will assess motor control, strength, and endurance of core support muscles while assessing pelvic floor muscles coordination for different activities.  

Similar to rehabilitating any other muscle through physical or occupational therapy, a typical treatment plan consists of 8-12 visits although less or more may take place depending upon the severity and each individual’s progress.  Often, patients start showing signs of improvement in just 4 visits if they are diligent with their prescribed exercises.