FAQs-CLIENT INFORMATION

How much do treatments costs?

Initial treatment of 90 minutes is $150.
Follow Up sessions:$100 per hour
$150 for one and ½ hours
$200 for 2 hours.

Will Myofascial Release be able to help my diagnosis?

Myofascial Release is capable of improving the condition of your body and problems of ______________________________(fill in the blank with your diagnosis).

A diagnosis is not necessarily a description of the body’s problem. It is a medical term to define the structure, system or area of the body effected but doesn’t always explain what is causing the pain or loss of function. For example, the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, or Pelvic Pain, or headaches, or Chronic Back Pain does not describe unrecognized myofascial restrictions compressing soft tissue and causing pain and problems associated with that diagnosis.

Pain is always a messenger of a problem. If we continually ignore a small pain messenger, our bodies will send a louder message next time. Pain can also be a warning of a problem in an area of the body apart from where pain is experienced.

Conditions that are frequently and successfully treated with Myofascial Release include:

  • Myofascial pain
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Acute pain and sports injuries
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Whiplash
  • Fibromyalgia and other connective-tissue disorders
  • TMJ problems
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • SI Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Painful scars
  • Post-surgical dysfunction
  • Lymphedema
  • Restriction of motion
  • Muscle spasm/muscle tension problems
  • Repetitive stress and overuse injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Women's Health issues
  • Pelvic and menstrual problems
  • Breast cancer recovery concerns
  • Incontinence

Everyone can benefit from Myofascial Release treatment even if they are not currently experiencing persistent pain. Fascia is a web-like structure throughout the body, which supports the bones, organs and systems. Injuries cause restrictions in this structure. The distortions of posture and function caused by the restrictions of the fascia can cause pain or problems in the future. Removing these restrictions early may prevent severe pain or dysfunction at a later date.

How long is each treatment session?

Initial Sessions are 90 minutes, which will include a brief evaluation before your manual Myofascial Release session. The assessment of your concerns and your physical condition will include a review of your symptoms (tightness, pain, aching, numbness, tingling, etc.), your medical history, range of motion and strength testing (when appropriate) and an assessment of your postural alignment, fascial restrictions, and areas/patterns of tension or holding in your body.

Follow up sessions are typically 60-120 minutes in duration depending on your preference. I usually recommend at least 90 minutes for most MFR sessions as a greater amount of change can be achieved with that time window.

What will treatment involve?

Treatment usually involves the ability to lie on a treatment table and change positions. I also require access to the skin of the affected areas. These are some recommendations that will help your treatment be more effective.

  • Complete the Client Initial Information forms and bring them to your first session.
  • Wear or bring comfortable clothing such as loose shorts and sleeveless shirts, tank tops or sports bras for women. You will be able to change your clothes at the clinic before treatment.
  • Remove your jewelry before treatment.
  • Do not apply any lotion to your body, as this will greatly reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. MFR treatment involved soft pressure rather than sliding across the skin. Body lotions reduce the ability to satisfactorily apply and sustain soft pressure.
  • After your treatment, be faithful about drinking water throughout the rest of the day. This will help to flush out toxins from your body.
  • Do not eat a large meal right before treatment.
  • If possible, schedule yourself for a period of quiet following your treatment.

Client Initial Information forms:

Initial Myofascial Release session: please print off and complete the following forms before arriving for your first session.

  1. Client Initial Information
  2. Body Image of Client Pain Report
  3. Consent to Treatment
  4. Direct Access
  5. Notice of Privacy Practices

How many sessions will it take?

Many people notice a difference in their body after one or a few sessions. Each treatment will address what your body is presenting at the time of the session. Follow up sessions are recommended as we unravel through layers of restrictions and as your body and symptoms change. Sessions are scheduled based on your body’s needs, your goals and your individualized healing progress. Complex symptoms may require repetition and more extensive treatment duration to achieve more thorough and lasting result. The repetition of treatment can help people with a complex history experience significant improvement in their symptoms and an integration of the changes in their body.

“Trust that you are just where you need to be at all times.” John F. Barnes

Will my health insurance pay for this treatment?

Myofascial Release treatments provided by Teresa D. Miller, PT are fee for serve. Your health insurance plan is a contract you have with that health insurance company, and it may provide some out of network benefits for Physical Therapy. If you choose to use your health insurance for reimbursement of your treatment costs it is your responsibility to check your benefits and submit your claims. A statement required for submission with a claim for reimbursement will be provided to you on request.