Why Should I Attend Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy at Tribe Wellness LLC means working with a therapist in a one-on-one setting. Our licensed Doctors of Physical Therapy have graduated from UTSW and are highly qualified to work with you. Some situations in which we would recommend physical therapy are:
-If you have recently had a fall
-If you have sustained a recent injury and have pain or lowered quality of life that needs to be addressed
-If you are looking to join our group classes and have not had physical therapy in the past six months
-This list is not at all inclusive, if you would like to learn more feel free to contact us!
Why Should I Attend Group Classes?
While our physical therapy services are available for everyone, our group classes are formatted specifically for those with Parkinson's Disease. Research has shown that having a regular exercise schedule greatly benefits those with Parkinson's disease by slowing the progression of symptoms.
Attending group classes will also provide you with the opportunity to partake in aerobic exercises that will help to keep you healthy and may also help to decrease depression. Joining the tribe will also provide you a community that is able to overcome this situation with you!
It is recommended that people with Parkinson's disease exercise for at least 30-40 minutes at least 4-5 times a week to reap the maximum benefits from leading an active lifestyle. The various exercise classes that we offer help to provide the most benefits for neuroprotection, balance, strength training, reduced rigidity, and includes sequences for a cognitive challenge to help keep your mind sharp.
WHAT FORMS NEED TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE I START?
New Client Waiver - Outlines parameters of participation and policies.
Medical Clearance Form - Regular attendance and participation requires the approval of a neurologist or internal medicine doctor. If you have been seen in the past 6 months, the form should be easily filled out. If not, have them contact Dr. Michael Braitsch PT, DPT or Dr. Erin Frost PT, DPT.
Medical History Form - This will allow us to provide proper modifications if needed and to prevent other problems that might occur.
HOW MUCH ARE CLASSES?
Class fees are reduced for members of the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS) and PVP LOUD Crowd. Drop in rates are $20. Multi-class punch cards offer cheaper prices through pre-payment for classes. The most cost effective method of payment is Automated payments.
If cost becomes the prohibitive factor, please let us know and we will try to make arrangements.
DO YOU TAKE MY INSURANCE?
Group exercise programs are unfortunately not covered by insurance or medicare and are therefore covered on a "self-pay" basis. We try to keep our group classes as cheap as possible, and we aim for the cost to be lower than that of a group program that is not aimed at specific Parkinson impairments or run by instructors with less training and qualification. Group classes are available on a self-pay basis.
For physical therapy, we take medicare. We are currently "out of network" for many private insurers; however, we can provide you with an itemized super-bill to submit to your insurance and we can probably save you money!
WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?
We are able to accept cash, credit, and checks.