Do I need a referral?
Not for the first visit. Physical therapists in Texas are able to see you for your initial evaluation without a referral. After your evaluation, if we feel you'd benefit from physical therapy, we will work with you on getting a referral from your neurologist or PCP. If you are only going to be seen for fitness and wellness we will never require a referral. Referrals can be from physicians, dentists, chiropractors, physician's assistants, advance nurse practitioners, and podiatrists.
Do you take insurance?
No, we are a private-pay provider similar to a chiropractor, massage therapist, or personal trainer. For more information on why we're set up this way, please refer to our Policies page.
Do you offer the LSVT Big Program?
We're trained in an updated version of the LSVT BIG program, developed by the same woman (Becky Farley, PT, MS, PhD) called the Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR!) Program. This program is less rigid than the BIG program and allows the therapist to modify various techniques to be specific to each individual instead of using a cookie-cutter approach. We'll include the PWR!Moves booklet for free when you complete the program so you can continue the program on your own.
I don't have any symptoms. Do I need physical therapy?
Yes! You're the person that needs it the most! Parkinson's Disease is a progressive disorder and without specific and early intervention, symptoms can progress very rapidly. Starting an exercise and wellness program immediately after diagnosis minimizes the amount of lost mobility in the years to come. You may not feel like you've developed many symptoms but if you've been diagnosed with Parkinson's then you likely have more symptoms than you realize.
How long will I be in therapy?
Our typical client is seen for 12 sessions spaced out 2-3 times per week for 4-6 weeks. Each session is 60 minutes. According to Parkinson's research, the best results come for patients who are seen frequently for a shorter period of time. We perform specific tests at the beginning and end of therapy to help track your progress and build you an individually tailored exercise program for you to do on days you don't see your therapist.