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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will my insurance cover my treatment?
    Union Yoga and Physical Therapy is a fee for service based physical therapy practice. Each session is a direct one on one with your Doctor of Physical Therapy. In order to provide this level of care and attention, we require full payment at the time of service. After your session, you will be emailed a comprehensive invoice that you can submit to your insurance. You will be reimbursed for your session based on your out of network physical therapy benefits with your insurance provider.
  • How often will I need to come to physical therapy?
    The typical patient will be seen one time per week at Union Yoga & Physical Therapy. Because we are able to dedicate the entire hour to your treatment, it is less likely to need more than that. Exceptions are always present as each person and their treatment schedule will be unique to them.
  • What is the pricing structure?
    The pricing is set for evaluations and treatments, each which are one hour long. Pelvic floor check-ups are the same pricing as evaluations. Wellness and yoga sessions are also a set, specific price. Yoga and wellness visits can be either 30 or 60 min. Please contact Union Yoga & Physical Therapy for specific prices. Due to the home-office based setting of this space, you will find that the prices are very reasonable as compared to other clinics with a similar structure.
  • Do I need a doctor’s referral to come for physical therapy treatment?
    Per Virginia state law, a script/referral/signed plan of care is required within 30 days after your first physical therapy session. What this means is that you are able to start physical therapy without a script or referral. After 30 days, the state requires a script or signed plan of care to continue treatment.
  • What is dry needling?
    Dry needling is a tissue release technique that uses a non-hypodermic needle (usually similar to an acupuncture needle) in order to release tight tissue/trigger points in the muscle. There is no injectable during this treatment and there is no anesthesia needed. Though it can, needling does not typically comprise the entire physical therapy session. It can be used with or without electrical stimulation.
  • Does dry needling hurt?
    As pain is very subjective, it is difficult to determine how one will be affected. The “bell curve” of the population will typically feel discomfort that will be alleviated within a few hours to 1-2 days. This should also be accompanied by a significant decrease, if not complete alleviation of the pain that brought you to Union Yoga & Physical Therapy.
  • Do I need an evaluation just to be dry needled?
    Yes, you will need an evaluation prior to being needled in order to gain insight into the appropriate areas that need treatment. There is the possibility of being needled within that first session (your evaluation) as long as you bring a doctor’s referral.
  • Do I need a doctor’s referral to be dry needled?
    Yes, per Virginia state law, you do need a script/referral from a doctor in order to be dry needled.
  • What should I expect for a pelvic floor treatment?
    You can expect a full work-up on the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip region. Time permitting during that first session, your abdomen will also be evaluated. Otherwise, it will be a part of your next session. We start externally and move internally. Within your comfort level, there is an internal exam of the pelvic floor for tissue tension and strength. It is no different than looking at the knee and surrounding tissues – just a different part of the body! If you are not comfortable with an internal assessment, it can be waived until you become more at ease with your therapist. An internal assessment will never take place until you are 100% on board.
  • Do you treat male pelvic floor?
    At this time, Danielle does not treat male pelvic floor.
  • Do I need a doctor’s referral to only have CranioSacral treatments?
    If the CranioSacral treatment is part of a larger physical therapy treatment plan, you will need a referral. This will also allow for insurance reimbursement. If you would like to come solely for craniosacral treatments without other physical therapy intervention, you will not need a doctor’s referral. This option would not allow you to submit for insurance reimbursement.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    There is a 24-hour cancellation policy in place. Please notify your therapist within that timeframe or be subject to a $125 cancellation fee. There are, of course, stipulations such as illness due to COVID, extreme weather etc.
  • What types of payment do you accept?
    We accept credit card, personal check & cash
  • Will my credit card be kept on file?
    No, your credit card will not be kept on file.
  • What credit cards do you accept?
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
  • Can I use my flex spending account (FSA/HSA)?
    Yes, you can absolutely use your flex spending account.
  • Do I need to wear a mask?
    Yes, please! Masks on, shoes off. Both you and your therapist will be wearing masks. Your therapist will also be wearing gloves for the entire session. You do not have to wear gloves.
  • Why is my temperature being take prior to my session?
    In order to ensure your safety and the safety of others, it is imperative in these times to ensure that no one is entering the office space with a fever. It is a precautionary measure that will most certainly last for some time.
  • If I wash my hands before I leave my house, do I have to wash my hands when I walk into the office space?"
    Yes, please. Safety first!
  • Do you have parking?
    Yes! There is parking down the driveway, by the basketball net. The door to the office is directly to your left, next to the garage.
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