New Progress Patient Information
Your First Visit – Initial Assessment
During a 75-minute session, Lori will talk with you about what you’re feeling in your body and your injury history, even if that injury was 20 years ago. She will ask you questions related to your current injury or primary complaint including what your symptoms are and what makes you feel better and worse. She will ask about current or past medical conditions, as well as your daily activities such as work, sport and hobbies in order to determine factors contributing to your problem. She will also review any images and reports (x-rays, CT scans, etc.) that you have submitted or brought with you.
Lori will go over your movement goals and expectations from physical therapy and do a whole body physical assessment, using both hands-on and functional movement tests to assess your problem areas. Along with your history, this will help her determine the underlying cause of your pain and dysfunction or decreased performance, and how to treat it most effectively and efficiently.
Lori will discuss her findings with you and set up a treatment plan. If time permits, treatment will begin before the end of your first visit.
Subsequent visits will be 60 minutes in length. Lori will recommend how many treatments are necessary depending upon your injury or problem.
Your session may involve various types of treatment techniques and will be based on your individual needs. You will be given home exercises to facilitate change.
Fees effective January 1, 2024
Progress Physical Therapy is an out-of-network provider and not contracted with any insurance plans, including Medicare. The reason for this is twofold. First, by not contracting with insurance carriers, we are able to keep our fees as low as possible for our patients. It also enables us to provide a comprehensive, personal, and skilled approach to your recovery. All fees paid for services we provide will go toward your out-of-network deductible. Our pricing policy is completely transparent; you will never receive a surprise bill from Progress PT. We can file insurance forms electronically with BCBS. For all other insurance carriers we provide CMS insurance forms that you can submit directly to your insurance plan manager. All payments are due at time of service. Progress PT accepts payment by cash, check, debit card, Visa, MasterCard and AmeX. Patients may use funds from their HSA account to pay for visits.
While it may seem that seeing an out-of-network provider will be more expensive, patients often find that the total cost of treatment is not significantly different from seeing an in-network provider. This is because Progress PT visits are typically longer than other PT visits, each visit includes significantly more hands-on therapy, and fewer total visits are often required to achieve pain relief and restoration of full function. If you have any questions or concerns about the cost of seeking treatment at Progress PT versus seeking treatment from an in-network provider, you can call us to discuss your situation and we will be happy to talk through your options with you.Initial Assessments & Follow-up Visits are billed as followed:
- Initial assessment: 75 minutes: $180
- Follow-up visits: 60 minutes: $155
What to Bring to your Appointment
- Patient Registration Form – Please fill out our registration form.
- Any test results or specialist reports you have.
- A workbook and pen to make notes about your treatment and exercises.
When you come for your initial assessment, Dr. von Alten will perform a full-body movement assessment. She will want to watch you walk in the gym and ask you to perform different functional movements while she examines what is happening in different regions of your body. The best clothes to bring for your assessment and subsequent treatments are:
- Athletic shorts with an elastic waistband, preferably ones that do not cover the knees – we do have some to borrow if you happen to forget.
- Women, please wear a regular bra or a bra that doesn’t cover your spine so Lori can assess your Thoracic Rings. Please do not wear a sports bra.
- Footwear that may contribute to your symptoms and /or orthotics that you use. If you are a runner, please bring your running shoes.