Frequently Asked Questions

At your first visit, an evaluation of your active and passive range of motion will be performed to identify areas of movement restrictions.  Think of movement restrictions as “road blocks” to the natural healing process.  Once the greatest areas of restrictions are identified, the appropriate manual therapy intervention will be employed.  Remember, the treatment may not start at the most “painful” site as we are letting movement restrictions guide our treatment plan, not pain.  After movement has been restored, specific exercises will be given to address the problems, including stretching, strengthening, and postural re-education.

Yes, you can schedule with Ed or Elizabeth Deboo, PT’s, from our home page.   Please remember to bring any reports that you have (x rays, MRI, etc) that may be important to your current condition as well as your referral from your physician.

Since manual therapy involves the manipulation of the body, loose fitting clothes are the best choice.  All treatments are done with the patient fully clothed.

No, modalities are generally not used in treatment.  We feel the best long term results are achieved with hands on manual therapy to identify and treat areas of restriction and instructions in specific exercises to reinforce new movement patterns and restore function.

Due to the increasingly restrictive nature of health insurance companies, as of October 1st, 2016, we will no longer be billing any insurance companies.   We do accept major credit cards, checks, and cash at the time of services.

For orthopedic injuries, we usually start to see positive changes after 4-5 visits.  How many total visits will depend upon many different factors, including how chronic the condition is, overall health of the individual, age, and how many areas of  restrictions are present. Pediatric client visits will be determined on a case by case basis by Elizabeth.

Yes, all treatments will be done by the client’s primary therapist. Consistency with the same therapist provides our clients with the best opportunity to achieve their rehab goals in the shortest amount of time.

The State of Washington allows Physical Therapists the ability to see a client without a referral from a doctor for services.

Since the body works as “one functional unit”, we treat conditions from head to toe.  Examples of commonly treated conditions include headaches, neck and back pain, sports related injuries, hip and knee pain, and foot/ankle pain.  The more movement restrictions that an individual has, the more areas of pain are usually present.

The 75 minute Initial Evaluation and Treatment is $150 and the 45 minute Follow up visit is $85.