Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is expected with pelvic floor treatment?
Pelvic floor physical therapy involves evaluating the pelvis, hips and abdomen as thoroughly as possible. It may or may not involve undressing from the waist down and being draped with a sheet to preserve modesty for the purposes of allowing an internal pelvic floor assessment. This is similar to a gynecologist or urologist examination involving insertion of gloved fingers into the vagina or rectum to assess muscle tone and function. Visualization of the pelvic floor may be required in the event of any dermatologic concerns or a manifestation of symptoms best seen rather than felt. An assessment of all scars will be necessary, especially if on the abdomen or the perineum (space between the vagina or scrotum and rectum). A general orthopedic assessment of mobility, flexibility, strength and mechanics will be done from the head to the toe along with the specific pelvic assessments.
How much does Physical Therapy cost?

Physical Therapy rate for one hour is $200.00. Please contact us for more information about rates and accepted insurance plans.

How can massage benefit me?
  • Relieves neck and back pain, headache pain
  • Relieves discomfort and low back pain during pregnancy
  • Reduces stress, athletic Injury and recovery time, spasms and cramping, and post surgery scar tissue and edema
  • Stimulates flow of lymph (the body’s natural defense system) and endorphins
  • Increases circulation, joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Relaxes injured or overused muscles, mind and body
Can massage help me with chronic pain?

Massage therapists, with their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology, are some of the best trained people to deal with myofascial and musculoskeletal pain syndromes. They spend many hours physically palpating and manipulating the muscles and soft tissue of the body. Whether it is lower back pain, arthritis, repetitive stress from computer use, or fibromyalgia, massage may be able to relieve the associated pain. In some cases, massage is the most effective tool to relieve symptoms.

What do I wear to therapy?
At Hands On, we use a whole body treatment approach. For this to work effectively we need to be able to have skin to skin contact as much as is possible and appropriate. This is a whole body approach so even if your pain seems to be located in a very specific location, we may be looking at other parts of your body and fascial system to see if other restrictions are contributing to your pain.

For men, we ask that you wear loose fitting shorts without a shirt.

For women we ask that you wear something that you would feel comfortable moving in, yet exposes the skin. Examples may be: shorts and a bra or sports bra, a two piece swim suit, or your bra and underwear.

We respect any special considerations that may arise and encourage you to speak to your therapists if you have any more specific questions or concerns about what to wear to therapy.

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is an alternative or complementary healing modality that uses gentle touch to manipulate the bones of the skull and the lower spine and pelvis. The technique was developed by an osteopathic physician and professor of biomechanics, John E. Upledger. Craniosacral therapy is intended to increase and normalize the flow of cerebrospinal fluid through the bones of the head, the spine and the pelvis, thereby restoring health to sufferers of a range of health conditions. Like traditional Chinese medicine, the healing method aims to remove blockages in healthy flow, which result in the manifestation of disease. However, instead of working energetically, craniosacral therapy works with the tissues and fluids surrounding the central nervous system.

Potential Benefits:

According to craniosacral therapists, the treatment may relieve pain, joint problems, chronic fatigue, depression, hyperactivity and various diseases affecting the nervous, immune or endocrine systems. However, given the dramatic difference between a craniosacral framework and the scientific medical model, these results are not necessarily borne out by scientific trials. According to the American Cancer Society, the therapy has not been proven to treat cancer or any other disease, but may relieve stress and tension.

What is Lymphatic Drainage?
Manual lymph drainage massage (also called lymphatic drainage) is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is particularly good for detoxification, edema, pre- and post-plastic surgery, post mastectomy and post-liposuction.

The lymph system is a network of vessels and lymph nodes supplementary to the body’s circulatory system that delivers nutrients to the cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins.

A therapist trained in lymph drainage stimulates the lymph system with extremely light, pumping movements across the skin and where there are high concentrations of lymph nodes. By stimulating the lymphatic system, the therapist helps drain puffy, swollen tissues, supports the body’s immune system, helps the body heal from surgery, and aids in the body’s natural waste removal or detoxification.

What is regional interdependence?

This refers to the concept that seemingly unrelated impairments in a remote anatomical region may contribute to or be associated with the client’s primary complaint. For example, a headache may be caused by or contributing to neck, hip or pelvic pain just as back muscle tightness or spasms can cause leg or neck pain.

What You Need to Know About Your Appointment

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Testimonials

"How do these folks do what they do?! It is not magic, it is science administered by angels. For 3 plus years I have received the benefits of their greatness. One chronic SI Joint problem that had plagued me for most of my life has not visited me now for all of those 3 years. I am a very active yoga practitioner, an old long distance runner, cyclist, outdoor kind of guy that thinks he knows what is right about my body mechanics. A neck injury from a yoga practice caused my Medical Doctor to refer me to them. From absolutely no movement in my neck, significant pain with major impact to my work and my sleep, in a short amount of time, the skilled providers at Hands On solved the problems with my neck and most importantly they taught me what to do to prevent it from happening again...”

- Mike James, Physical Therapy

"Hands On has made a huge difference in my life over the last 6 years. My initial treatment was for severe back and leg pain. Subsequently over the years I have experienced problems caused from age and a car accident. The therapists were able to help with and in some cases alleviate problems where I thought my only recourse was surgery. This is an organization that I have and will continue to recommend time and time again. Everyone from the therapists to the office staff are professional, personable. They all really care and invest themselves in helping find a solution to your needs.”

- Mary Wood, Physical Therapy

"As I grow older, my body does too! I have shoulder, back and neck issues, as well as emphysema. I used to hurt day and night, couldn’t sleep and was miserable. My specialist recommended Hands On and after my first visit I felt better. The whole idea of facial release, the benefits of improved posture, all the things I’m learning about my body and how to feel really well . . . amazing. Everyone at Hands On is professional, kind, helpful, supportive and concerned for my well-being. I wish I had discovered them when I was a child!”

- Pat Ramsey, Physical Therapy

"I came to HOPT with a twisted body and pelvic rotations, up slips, and pain throughout my body. I quickly found that my body responded positively to myofascial release therapy, and all the therapists at HOPT are truly amazing. It's not an over night fix, but it can be a permanent one. I now have a new pain free body and thus a new life. I would give HOPT 10 stars on a 5 star scale.”

- P.T., Myofascial Release Therapy

"After my doctor did a PRP procedure on my knee, he recommended I go to "Hands On" Therapy. I was not familiar with the Myofascial Release technique. After speaking with a couple patients who gave raving reports of their progress, I felt I was at the right place. The therapist explained the Myofascial Release technique to me and enteredmy case history into the computer- Every time I have an appointment I've been impressed that each therapist has already reviewed my case. She sees my progress from their very thorough records. After gentle hands-on treatments to release fascial restrictions and doing the exercises they prescribed for me, my knee area is stronger and the pain level has dramatically decreased. I'm very pleased with my progress. The office staff is also very efficient. Every appointment I've had has been on time, almost to the minute. Now that's amazing! A thank you to all at "Hands On" Therapy,”

- Lorraine Stromberg, Myofascial Release Therapy

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