What is different about physical therapy visit at Newburyport Wellness? The model of practice that I have adopted at Newburyport Wellness is to develop a partnership of support and holistic care for my patients. Evaluations are total body so that I can discern the exact causes and effects an injury might have on related body structures. I spend 1.5 hours of 1:1 time with clients during this time. Follow ups are always 60 minutes of a 1:1 session without interruptions or overlapping with other patients. You might receive a video of exercises tailored for you and/or a detailed personalized chart of exercises. You may also benefit from a personalized body healing meditation. Because each session is packed with education and empowerment, you are receiving more than physical therapy. My clients leave feeling empowered to take ownership in their recovery process. You may only need 1 visit/week and many of my clients graduate quickly to bimonthly sessions! Of equal importance is the focus on integrating the it the mind body connection to optimize success. You can always call or email with any questions about your exercises between sessions. I come to each session committed to your success! Coaching services can be provided separately or in conjunction with PT. This is the holistic approach that gets people to the next level!
Do you just provide physical therapy? No. I have been working with the Integrative Women's Health Institute to complete my Endometriosis Coaching Certification. I continue to work with them to progress my learning and expansion of insight in the progressive nature of holistic wellness coaching and treatment. As a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist, I work with many clients on personal fitness goals and sports performance goals. My work in the fitness world varies from those that are just beginning an exercise program, to those aiming to reach a specific sport goal.
How does back and hip pain relate to the inner core? The inner core consists of abdominal, pelvic floor, and back muscles in addition to your diaphragm (breathing muscle). The inner core muscles are pain inhibited and can shut down when there is pain, leaving you at risk of further injury or a slower recovery. Proper inner core activation is critical to creating stability and support in your back.
Do you take insurance? No, but you can submit for reimbursement from your insurance company for out of network PT sessions and you can use your HSA for PT as well. Here's why I don't take insurance:
The root of dysfunction extends beyond the symptom and with traditional PT we are often limited to a more myopic way of treating the complex human system. Newburyport Wellness focuses on a total body approach not often covered by insurance. I work to empower my clients to be the primary care responder to their physical health because I believe we all deserve the right to be educated on how to best care for our own bodies. I am dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help clients reach their goals. In the end, client's get much more out of each session with me now than in a week's worth of sessions when I worked in the outpatient clinics. Newburyport Wellness, LLC charges $150 for evaluations and $90 for follow for follow ups. Evaluations last 1-1.5 hours and follow ups 60 min. As part of your participation in coaching or physical therapy Your success is important to me and I am always available to help guide you to success. Participating in an insurance based physical therapy program might seem to make sense because we have been trained to think that that is what we deserve out of our healthcare system. Because the typical copay for a specialist is often $45/session, a week of physical therapy will cost $90-$115 and 2-3 hours of your time for truly only 40-60 minutes of one on one time with a therapist. At Newburyport Wellness one session per week to one session every other week is all it takes to not only reduce your symptoms but also to learn about what your body needs to be its best. We are still providing telehealth sessions to ensure patient safety and ultimate success!
How do repeated ankle sprains relate to the inner core? Insufficient inner core activation may lead to balance deficits. A mild ankle sprain can result in inner core shutdown and dysfunction especially at the inner thigh muscle called the adductor. In females, ankle sprains can have a lasting effect on inner core function, balance and sports performance if not treated properly. Furthermore, if the inner core is not working efficiently, it can leave you at risk for ankle sprains.
Why would my preteen and teen daughter benefit from a session with Newburyport Wellness? Science tells us that girls have different running mechanics than boys and different muscle activation patterns as they age. These differences mean that girl athletes need specialized training to be their best. In general, girls and women are not connected with their inner core. The pelvic floor has traditionally been a taboo body region and yet it is the central mechanism of stability in our body. As girls reach puberty their hips widen, putting pelvic floor muscles on stretch and thereby decreasing the ability of their stability system to work effectively. This usually happens when sports performance demands are increasing, leaving girls at increased risk of injury and/or a decline in performance. Did you know that urinary incontinence is not uncommon in high level teen runners and gymnasts?
Would my daughter benefit from a session with Newburyport Wellness even if she is not an athlete? Yes! My mission is for girls and women to feel empowered and to understand their body. Many of us as adults have trouble connecting to our pelvic floor for exercise when something is dysfunctional (ie leaking after having a baby. Getting to know how to breathe and carry your body when you are young will only help you to stay strong and healthy as an adult. It also helps create what is called muscle memory. If you know how something works when it is working well, you are better able to get it working again if something isn't working well. This is important for all females, not just athletes.
*If you are considering building core strength or tackling a limiting dysfunction, don’t be deterred by cost. We can work together to find a plan that works for you. I offer a free phone consultation in which I am happy to answer any questions you might have. Investing in yourself is one of the most cost-effective ways to actively manage your overall wellbeing.
**Due to Medicare Laws, I am unable to treat client's who have Medicare insurance.
CONTACT Darcie Pervier p. 978.238.6276 e. firstname.lastname@example.org