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What should I bring to my first physical therapy appointment?

A prescription from your MD if you need/have one. Please wear gym shorts and a t-shirt.

Do I need a prescription from my doctor?

No. The state of Ohio allows a PT evaluation without a prescription however each insurance company is different so call yours to verify if you need a prescription for coverage. We will need to contact a physician to inform them of your physical therapy plan of care so please bring the contact information so we are able to contact them according to our state practice act.

Will my insurance cover your services?

TheraPilates Fitness is out-of-network for all insurances. Coverage varies from plan to plan. Call your insurance company and ask them what your out-of-network deductable is, what percentage they cover once the deductable is met and how many visits they cover per calander year. Document the date and time you called and the name of the person with whom you spoke. 

Each physical therapy session charges are due at the time of service. If your insurance covers your treatment you will need to be reimbursed by your insurance company.

Why is TheraPilates Fitness out-of-network?

The landscape of physical therapy treatments has changed over the past several decades and much of it is dictated by insurance coverage and reimbursment concerns. At TheraPilates Fitness we find that we are unable to to give the adequate care a client deserves in the short amount of time many traditional clinics allow. Manual therapy takes time and dictates longer one-on-one treatment sessions. We not only allow for this but have built our practice around it! All treatment sessions are paid on the date of service allowing us to treat you the way you deserve to be treated. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

TheraPilates Fitness accepts checks and cash at the time of service. 

What exactly is Pilates?

Developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a unique form of exercise that uses the abdominal, lower back and hips as the body's "power center" to improve strength, flexibility, posture, balance, and muscular symmetry.

Pilates is a series of rythmic exercises designed to promote elongated and toned muscles and are noted for turning the abdominal, lower back and hips into the body's power center. Pilates exercise should be done two to three times a week for optimal results.

What is a reformer?

A reformer is a piece of equipment that is used in Pilates to provide targeted resistance to each muscle group during exercise. This allows for precise movement, controlled stabilization and efficient movements to maximize strength during each and every exercise.

A reformer is used to perform hundreds of Pilates exercises while standing, sitting, kneeling and laying down. Each and every exercise demands the small weak muscles of the body to fire and help the large overused muscles perform the desired exercises. This system allows the weaker, underused muscles to become stronger and helps the tight, overused muscles to have decreased tension and less pain. This results in rapid strength gains and decreased muscle imbalances that so often leads to injury and/or pain.

What should I wear for a Pilates class?

You should wear comfortable exercise clothing that is form fitting to allow the instructor to make sure you are performing the exercise with proper alignment. Often you will be bare foot or wearing Pilates socks.

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