What is Physical Therapy?
Dr. Nekita Sullivan, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Certified Health Education Specialist blends physical therapy and yoga to provide a unique holistic specialty. She has 20 years of experience with various populations: athletes, seniors, youth, special needs (including those with autism spectrum disorder), and more. Common dysfunction may include: headaches, neck or back pain, shoulder and leg injuries, pelvic floor issues, hip or knee replacements, muscle strains, arthritis, recovery after surgery, motor vehicle accident, stroke, hospitalization, COVID, illness and more.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FAQ?
1. What is included in my physical therapy session?
Your first session includes an evaluation: discussion of your previous and current physical condition, active physical movements, measurements of range of motion, strength, coordination, sensation, edema, pain, balance, joint mobility, and more to determine your current ability and plan of care. It also includes treatment.
2. What is included in a treatment session?
Different therapies are utilized during treatment which can include: therapeutic exercise and activity, manual therapy, gait training, neuromuscular re-education, soft tissue massage, home exercise program, education, caregiver training, modalities such as heat and cold therapy, breath work, music therapy, aromatherapy, yoga, Pilates, and meditation as indicated by the evaluation results.
3. How long is a session?
Each session is a full super-powered hour.
4. Will I see the same therapist for each session?
You will see Dr. Nekita Sullivan for each session.
5. Do I have to come in person for all of my sessions?
You have the option to do your sessions in the physical therapy yoga studio, outdoors, virtually, or in the privacy of your home or organization (Clemson, Central, Seneca, Pendleton)
6. Will physical therapy hurt?
The purpose of physical therapy is not to make your pain worse. However, pain is a symptom of injury. It is an indicator that "something is wrong." The purpose of therapy is to reduce your pain and teach you how to manage it with the ultimate goal of alleviating it.
7. Do you accept insurance?
Dr. Nekita Sullivan desires to improve your physical health and wellness to its maximal potential. Some insurance companies restrict the types of therapies that can be used, the number of sessions, and more. In order to provide you the best physical therapy experience, insurance is not accepted. However, a detailed invoice is provided with the necessary information included for you to file for reimbursement.
8. Do you need a health providers prescription to start?
No prescription is needed. You can come directly to a physical therapist for 30 days without a prescription. Dr. Nekita Sullivan does prefer to update your medical provider about your physical therapy if it is your preference.
9. How long do I have to wait before starting?
No waiting 3 to 4 weeks to start physical therapy. The current wait time is approximately 4 days which means you have the option to get started in the first week that you contact Dr. Nekita Sullivan as appointments are available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Email email@example.com to get started and for more information.
10. Do I have payment options?
You are able to pay per visit. Monthly packages are also available with 4 sessions (1 session weekly).
11. How soon should I expect to see progress?
Progress varies per person and per condition. Some people are able to see an improvement on the same day of physical therapy while it may take others weeks before they notice progress. Some conditions have been ongoing for years such as chronic pain after an injury, accident, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and more. As a result, it will most likely take a longer time to notice improvement. It is IMPERATIVE that you commit to attending your physical therapy sessions and doing your home exercise program to get the most out of your investment of money, time, and effort.
12. What is different about Yoga Therapy Bar's physical therapy?
Dr. Nekita Sullivan blends physical therapy, yoga, and Pilates to give you an exclusive therapy for your body and mind. Often aromatherapy and music therapy is included for a super-powered and holistic service. #holistic
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Dr. Nekita Sullivan