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What is the role of a Physical Therapist?
Physical Therapists are vital for the management, restoration and improvement in movement, activity and health for individuals that suffer from impairments involving the musculoskeletal system (muscles/bones), neuromuscular system (nerve/muscle), cardiopulmonary system (heart/lung), and integrementary systems (skin) in our current healthcare system. Physical Therapists evaluate, diagnose and manage individuals who have impairments, activity limitations or are unable to participate due to restrictions from their health conditions. They routinely reduce pain and improve mobility conservatively and minimize the need for surgery or the use of pain medication. For more information regarding Physical Therapy, please visit the American Physical Therapy Association. More information about "Today's Physical Therapist".
How are the Physical Therapy services and yoga classes offered at CHH different from general yoga classes or yoga therapy?
The medical therapeutic yoga classes are instructed by highly educated, licensed Physical Therapists with additional teacher training in medical therapeutic yoga from the Professional Yoga Therapy (PYT) Studies Program in Emerald Isle, NC. With Physical Therapists' expertise in reducing pain and improving mobility given a variety of health conditions, in adjunct to extensive training in medical therapeutic yoga with over 900 hours for completion of the certification, they are able to evaluate and prescribe yoga as medicine at the highest standards. Therefore, the instructors at CHH are highly qualified to not only treat acute or chronic impairments, but also to modify yoga postures and prescribe sequences based on the therapeutic content given your current condition to ensure yoga is being performed in a safe manner and with respect to your body allowing maximum benefits.
How will the fusion of PT and medical therapeutic yoga at CHH benefit my body?
- Mastery of breathing techniques, specifically TATD breath, will allow improved spinal health and safety
- Improved management of symptoms related to anxiety, stress and depression
- Improved mental alertness, concentration, and sleep patterns
- Improved spinal stabilization, postural alignment, and subtle body awareness
- Improved muscle and bone strength, endurance, and functional range of motion
- Improved circulation, digestion, hormonal balance, immune function and possible weight loss
- Improved overall sense of well-being
What are some of the common conditions addressed at CHH?
- Musculoskeletal issues - Spine, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle pain, chronic pain conditions, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and TMJ.
- Neurologic conditions - CVA, Multiple Sclerosis
- Cardiovascular conditions - High blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, heart failure
- Pulmonary conditions - COPD, asthma
- Women's Health - Prenatal, postpartum, urinary stress or urge incontinence, pelvic or abdominal pain (non-invasive)
- Psychoemotional and endocrine issues - anxiety, depression, chronic stress syndrome, migraines/headaches, adrenal gland burnout, diabetes
- Gastrointestinal Conditions - Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Constipation, colitis
What should I bring to class?
A yoga mat and 2 blankets (at a minimum). Mexican blankets tend to work really well and should match the size of your body. Blocks, yoga straps, and chairs will be provided. Each student may want to invest in their own blocks and a yoga strap with a quick release buckle so that poses can be practiced at home. Check out Yoga Accessories for reasonably priced yoga gear. Yoga gear can be purchased from CHH as well.
Are drop ins welcome?
Yes, walk ins are welcome. However, since all class sizes are kept small, registration prior to your class is highly recommended in order to save your spot. Class passes can be purchased in advance at a discounted rate. These are highly recommended. Once a class reaches its capacity, students who have previously registered and paid in advance for their class will be given preference.
Will my insurance pay for the private sessions?
The Center for Holistic Healing is now accepting Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana insurance, and United Healthcare. For all other insurance companies, it is an out-of-network facility. All Co-pays for in network policies and full payment for out of network policies are due at the time the service is rendered. CHH will gladly submit all claims to your insurance company. Some Health Savings Account (HSA) Plans will allow you to use your account to pay for the therapeutic classes (not the wellness classes) with a note from your Primary Care Physician with your specific diagnosis and medical necessity. Please call your company to inquire more information regarding your plan's benefits. Physical Therapist do have direct access in the state of Kentucky allowing them to practice autonomously without the need of an MD referral. However, you may want to check with your insurance company to ensure that no referral is needed for reimbursement purposes.
Do I need to see my doctor before beginning Physical Therapy or PYT group classes?
Physical Therapist do have direct access in the state of Kentucky allowing them to practice autonomously without the need of an MD referral. However, you may want to check with your insurance company to ensure that no referral is needed for reimbursement purposes. Please visit "Your First Visit" for more information about how to prepare for your evaluation and if indicated based on your past medical history, please have your MD sign the medical release form for participation in PYT group classes.