At SoulCare Physical Therapy you are always with your physical therapist for the entire length of your appointment. The setting is quiet and relaxed and you are never rushed through the session. Our approach uses a completely different model than traditional practice. We do not subscribe to protocols such as frequency of 2 to 3 times a week for 6 weeks. SoulCare’s nontraditional approach permits us to treat the whole person – not just their symptoms. Most patients are seen once a week and reach their goals in a few sessions. We tailor your plan of care based on a thorough evaluation of the whole body and are constantly reassessing your response to treatment. The SoulCare approach is particularly suitable for people who have long-standing pain, stiffness, troublesome injuries, postural problems, and who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives. We specialize in clients who are frustrated with traditional medicine and who are willing to be active participants in their health. Because it is so specialized and individualized your body responds quickly and your healing takes place faster.
In the woman’s health field SoulCare’s approach is truly one of a kind. Through blending, myofascial principles with the knowledge of anatomy and movement Barbara has created a truly unique holistic approach to healing the body after birth and surgeries as well as supporting you during pregnancy and menopause.
The initial visit is 75 to 90 minutes. All other visits are typically 60 minutes.
What can I expect during my initial evaluation?
Typically we review your medical history, current symptoms, concerns, and goals for treatment. We then do a full body assessment, looking for “restrictions” of motion and patterns in your body. Your entire session will be done in a comfortable, private room. The treatment is hands-on, skin to skin with a light but firm touch that engages the fascial layers, restrictions, and areas of dehydration. You will be provided with a home program right away so you can continue making progress before your next session. For more information about treatment, click here to go to the page about our fascia and what myofascial release involves.
What should I wear?
It’s best to wear or bring shorts for males and shorts and a tank top for women. I do a full-body assessment and myofascial release is always done with hands directly on the skin so need to be able to access it.
Please do not apply body lotion on the day of your session and bring a cover sheet or blanket for your comfort.
If you have insurance coverage, we will work with you to help maximize your reimbursement. Given the high quality and customization of all our services, we have opted to be out of network with all carriers. This means we are not directly contracted with insurance companies. We will provide you with a superbill which is an invoice that has all your insurance company needs to consider your claim for reimbursement. You will submit this bill to your insurance company.
If you have additional questions regarding specific insurance issues, please call our office.
Unfortunately, out-of-network benefits for physical therapy doesn’t apply to Medicare patients. Medicare does not accept any outside billing and secondary insurance will not cover what Medicare doesn’t cover for physical therapy benefits. Therefore I can not see Medicare patients unless it is for a wellness service.
No, in the state of Connecticut we have direct access. So you can come in to see us without a referral or prescription. We will often contact your primary care doctor after a few sessions to ask them to sign a plan of care as insurance companies may request this.
Payment is expected at the time of treatment. For your convenience cash, check or credit cards are accepted.
Call for an appointment or with any questions/concerns (203) 292-5800 or (203) 418-7880