Private Physical Therapy Services

In-Home Private Outpatient Physical Therapy

Receive Outstanding and Exceptional Care

With In-Home Private Pay Physical Therapy our clients receive progressive in-home treatment customized to match their specific needs. Treatment sessions are 60 minutes and this provides our clients the time needed to successfully achieve their wellness goal.

Fitness & Function wants to be your private in-home physical therapy company of choice and promise to deliver the highest quality customized care.  Our kindness and compassionate care has put many aging clients at ease, and you will find that we quickly respond to phone calls and questions.  Best of all, our client’s dreams of returning to an active lifestyle can be realized in the safety and comfort of their own homes by highly qualified and ethical therapist.

Fitness & Function private physical therapy providers truly are the cream of the crop in helping our client’s dreams come true by returning to an active life style that can be realized in the safety and comfort of their own homes and communities.

Treatment Outside the Box

Fitness & Function physical therapists can hold treatment sessions at various community venues to help our clients more quickly and successful transition back toward a fuller, meaningful and more vibrant life!  We have helped our clients build up the courage to go back to participating in activities that they have always loved but had previously thought would never again be part of their lives. Our clients learn skills in their home, then practice and perform those skills on site – walking their dogs in their own neighborhoods; returning to favorite church activities of singing in the choir or taking communion; planting flowers in their garden; navigating a favorite park or farmers market; and managing all the lifting-carry-thinking-walking in their local grocery or department store. 

Our Licensed Physical Therapist Bayla is a specialist in the field of geriatric physical therapy, active aging, senior fitness and wellness and has been practicing since 1984. Bayla is the first physical therapist in Oregon to achieve certification is all three of the CDC’s senior fall reduction programs: Tai Chi Movement for Better Balance, Stepping On, and Otago.

Lisa has been a Licensed Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience in inpatient hospital settings, home health, orthopedic outpatient clinics, work conditioning and hardening clinics, and industrial settings. Lisa’s expertise includes management strategies for chronic orthopedic issues such as arthritis, education and exercise programs to minimize the risk for falls, instruction and recommendations for assistive devices such as canes and walkers, and general exercise programs to maintain maximum independence and health within the community. 

Is Private Pay Physical Therapy the Best for You to Reach Your Wellness and Health Goals?

Question: Why should I hire a Private Physical Therapist?
Answer: You see the value of your treatment being a full hour, one-on-one with a licensed physical therapist. As a cost containment method, many conventional clinics PT appointment are 30 to 45 minutes and an assistant or aid provide most of the hands-on care after the actual evaluation. Fitness & Function clients receive their care for evaluations and all sessions by a highly qualified PT that provides customized programming. Fitness & Function physical therapists are truly the cream of the crop. Our therapists are invested in their profession and its success and therefore, as your therapist invested in YOU, your progress and ultimately customer satisfaction.

Question: What does private pay fee for service or cash pay mean?
Answer: This means that patient pays the therapist the fee for service at the time of service. No more run of the mill, on the clock therapists who stick around for 10-15 minutes giving you canned programs that doesn’t progress you towards your goals. Your therapist comes in and sees you, you pay your therapist. We find that the restrictions placed on physical therapy services by third-party payers interferes with the ability to help clients reach their goals. Private physical therapists can provide you with the exceptional care that you are looking for.

Question: Will you bill my insurance?
Answer: We do not bill your insurance. The headache and the additional time we spend doing this takes us away from what we do very well which is providing exceptional, quality care to you. Fitness & Function’s Physical Therapy services are a designated ‘out of network’ provider for clients who have commercial insurance plans with benefit coverage for outpatient physical therapy. Most insurance plans coverage for out of network is approximately 60% to 80% of charges. 
It is the client’s responsibility to know their insurance plan and coverage. If your insurance covers out of network outpatient physical therapy services we can provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company. This receipt contains all the necessary billing codes and information for processing and reimbursement. 

Question: Do you accept Medicare B? 
Answer: We are APPROVED NONPARTICIPATING Medicare B PROVIDER, however not all physical therapists with Fitness & Function choose to work with the restrictive rules, regulations and complicated requirements of Medicare B. Only PT Bayla will accept Medicare B patients as a NONPARTICIPATING PROVIDER. She accepts your fee for service payment in full at the time of service and for your convenience Fitness & Function will send the claim to Medicare for reimbursement to our client 

There maybe services that Medicare does not cover, in which case you receive an Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) to sign. The client/patient receives reimbursement from Medicare for approved services. Reimbursement varies depending on the insurance coverage and your specific supplemental commercial insurance plan. Please take the time to fully know and understand your plans for out of network outpatient physical therapy benefits.

Question: Do I need a doctor’s order?
Answer: Most insurance’s will not reimburse without a doctor’s order. Insurance reimbursement and the requirement of a physician’s referral, however, is plan-specific. Most insurances do not require a referral, but some do. If you do not have a physician’s referral for physical therapy and are uncertain if one is required in order for insurance to pay, we recommend that you contact your insurance company directly to verify this. If you ask your doctor for physical therapy, insist that he/she give you a script. Many doctors are vested in their own physical therapy clinics or want to send you where they want to send you but it is your choice. Walk out with a prescription in hand that says, ‘Eval and Treat’, has your diagnosis, your doctor’s signature and the date on it.
 

Oregon State law provides Direct Access to licensed physical therapists without a physician’s referral or prescription. This means that you can seek medical treatment for your musculoskeletal issues directly from the physical therapist of your choosing. This places private pay physical therapy as a first line provider for your musculoskeletal health.

Question: Are my visits limited if I’m paying cash?
Answer: Yes and no. If your in-home physical therapy is not covered by Medicare i.e. a maintenance program or wellness program, you can pay for as many visits as you want. If, however, your doctor orders a specific frequency and duration, your physical therapist may need to contact your doctor to request the authorization for additional visits.

Question: What is your appointment cancellation policy?
Answer: If you should need to cancel an appointment, please be aware of our requirement of providing at least 24-hour notice. Failure to cancel your appointment with less than a 24-hour notice will result in a $25 fee. Insurance will not pay for this fee, so you will be responsible to pay at your next visit.

Question: Are all Physical Therapy sessions performed by the physical therapist? 
Answer: YES, evaluation and treatment sessions are 60 minutes exclusively with your Licensed Physical Therapist; clients do not receive services from a PT aide or PT assistant. Clients can however receive personal training sessions while under the care of a physical therapist which is billed as personal training. Click here to read more on the description of physical therapy

imageChoose in-home outpatient Physical Therapy for the following conditions:

  • Strength and balance impairment restorative programming
  • Gait and mobility aid (walker and canes) training
  • Pre-and post-joint replacement (hip, knee, shoulder) rehabilitation
  • Non-invasive Urinary Incontinence (stress, urge, mix) programming
  • Neurological rehabilitation for: stroke (CVA), mini stroke (TIA), Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Recovery of breathing and respiratory function
  • Foot pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Fall related injuries and fractures
  • Sacroiliac Pain
  • Spinal and postural dysfunction
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Vestibular training
  • Work conditioning and hardening

Benefits of Outpatient Physical Therapy in the Home:

  • Convenience: Thirty percent of seniors never follow up on their doctor’s recommendation for physical therapy and the issue does not get resolved.
    • It often takes too much time and effort to get ready for outings when a person is in pain, has difficulty with balance or is worried about falling.
    • It is often difficult and seen as a burden to ask a family member to rearrange their day or take time off from their job to take you to multiple therapy appointments.
    • One clinic appointment can often take 3-4 hours of time for both the older adult and caregiver!
  • No waiting lists: when you are injured and in pain, your quality of life is affected and you want treatment to start as soon as possible. We generally can schedule your evaluation the same week that you call us and begin treatment soon after, so that you can resume your life.
  • Less stress for patient and caregiver: In-home outpatient physical therapy provides less stress for the patient; no transportation to arrange, don’t have get ready for the trip to the clinic, by the time the patient reaches the clinic he/she is already tired and stressed. The in-home treatment time provides a break for the caregiver and reduces caregiver stress.  
  • Better learning environment:
    • It is often difficult to transfer and incorporate the skills learned in a clinic set-up to how one should move about in their own home.
      Physical Therapy in-home allows the client to learn and incorporate strength and balance skills safely while he or she moves throughout their own home and neighborhood.
    • The client learns how to rise from different types of furniture, their own toilet, to move around in their kitchen and reach into high and low cupboards, get in and out of the shower, navigating through front -back-garage doors, up/down stairs, and walking on their own drive way, side walk or safely through their backyard while gardening.

Transitioning from Physical Therapy

In order to retain the function you have gained through physical therapy you need to use those skills on a regular basis (two to three times per week) to maintain your function. A personal trainer can help you progress in function and fitness well beyond to what you have gained through physical therapy. Your personal training program can include neuromuscular training, corrective exercise, resistance, flexibility, cardiovascular, balance and mobility training. To optimize health outcomes our personal trainers often train clients who simultaneously receive Home Health Services or Outpatient Physical Therapy.