Welcome to my practice!

Thank you for allowing Grounded Physical Therapy to provide your care. Please download, print, and complete the “GPT New Patient Packet” below, and complete the paperwork prior to your appointment. Be sure to bring your completed packet with you to your initial evaluation. If you have any questions, please reach out and contact me anytime.

New Patient Packet:

FAQ

How do I get an appointment to see you?

You do NOT need a doctor’s prescription to see a Physical Therapist! If you are having joint pain, muscle pain, trouble with a movement, joint swelling, headaches etc…You may benefit from a physical therapy evaluation. Fill out this form to request an appointment time.

Do you accept insurance?

No! Shelby is considered an out of network provider or a direct pay provider. She is able to provide you with a super-bill to submit to your insurance upon request. You may use your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flex Spending Account (FSA) to pay for physical therapy services. Shelby accepts Venmo & Square too!

What happens during a Physical Therapy evaluation or assessment?

A 60-minute evaluation includes a physical exam, posture & movement screening, testing for muscle weakness, and generally determining which areas of the body need attention. We'll create a plan, determine whether your body is in need of the help of a physical therapist, a personal trainer, and/or self-care practice.

 

How many sessions will I need to come to therapy?

You may receive all the information you need from a single physical therapy evaluation. If additional follow up sessions are recommended, their purpose will be fully explained during your evaluation.

What will physical therapy sessions include?

If needed, follow-up sessions are customized to further address pain, muscle overcompensation, inflammation, poor movement patterns, or other conditions. Guided exercises are used to target muscle imbalances, tightness and/or weakness. Manual therapy techniques (Graston, Silicone cupping, massage) are used to address pain, swelling and muscle dysfunction.

 

What is the purpose of manual therapy?

Manual techniques are geared to aid in muscle recovery! Some of the techniques I use include:

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization

  • Myofascial Stretching

  • Joint Mobilizations

  • Silicone Cupping

  • Guided Meditation/Relaxation Technique

 

What are the benefits of silicone cupping?

  • Deeply stretches stiff muscles

  • Reduces pressure around joints

  • Increases joint range of motion

  • Improves blood circulation at the site

  • Can help reduce swelling around joints

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