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Concierge Physical Therapy: Elite Care With a Personal Touch

Concierge Physical Therapy: Elite Care With a Personal Touch

Dr. Michael Derry, DPT, PT, OCS Jacksonville, Florida
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When I started a concierge physical therapy company I never knew how people would take to such a new model of care. Yes, we have heard of concierge physicians and even direct primary care providers. But what about concierge physical therapy? 

This unique model has lead to so many of my clients improving their health on their own time and have the peace of mind that comes from improving your discomfort without the distractions from a clinic and ensuring you have the best on your side. The facets of concierge care are simple, the right person at the right time. Not every on is a good fit but if you are motivated and value your health, this may be a great fit for you!

The Top 5 Benefits of Concierge Physical Therapy

  1. No other clients at the same time. We have all been there before.
  2. Access to your provider. No questions unanswered
  3. At your home or workplace. Let's face it, your time is valuable! 
  4. Tailored care. Unique to your body and your problem areas.
  5. Relationship based care. Getting to know you and your body

Understanding Concierge Physical Therapy: A Unique Practice Model

Understanding concierge physical therapy may seem a bit challenging initially; however, it's actually a unique, refreshing, and effective practice model.

No, you don't need a referral to see a physical therapist in the state of Florida! 

Think of it as having a personal physical therapist or a 'PT concierge,' who is completely focused on your needs, working with you based on your unique health condition and schedule. This is exactly what we at Revision Health Services offer; an exceptionally personalized concierge physical therapy service. 

Our concierge physical therapists are outstanding professionals. They have extensive experience in various practices and a focused dedication to their craft. They're not just any physical therapists; they are your personal therapists, going above and beyond to establish a customized plan, just for you. For example, learn a little about my treatment philosophy and how I began RHS here! 

This concierge-based model brings convenience into the physical therapy business. You no longer need to worry about routine sign-ins at a clinic; our physical therapists come to you. It's all about you - your health, your time, and your comfort. No wait times, no traffic, just great care.

In home physical Therapy for seniors
In Home Physical Therapy

Many of our therapists have been treating patients for a number of years. With this experience comes the ability to treat multiple ailments. Our expert team has the education and skill set to treat nearly all physical therapy related issues and beyond. Quite literally from head to toe, the therapists at Revision Health Services can help!

Concierge physical therapy can toggle between body parts so that you can get where you need to go. You would be surprised how many times I have had a doctor’s referral for shoulder pain that ended up coming from the neck. Or we started improving lower back pain and after that improved we moved to the hips! 

I recently had a patient with shoulder pain that seemed to run down the outside of the arm. If I had just looked at the shoulder, I wouldn’t have been able to get to the root of the problem. After a quick screen of the neck we found that when she bent her head to the side the pain shot down the arm. After working on the neck to reduce what appeared to be an irritated nerve exiting the neck, her shoulder pain started to resolve. The ability to think critically is crucial when treating patients. With concierge physical therapy we are able to address the patient as a whole without the distractions of being in a clinic. 

So, give us an opportunity to show how our concierge PTs take physical therapy to a new level. With each offer we provide, we diligently work to bring you an unparalleled experience. We’re excited to redefine the way you think of physical therapy. Welcome to Revision Health Services!

The Core Benefits of Concierge Physical Therapy for Patients

There are numerous benefits that patients can enjoy from concierge physical therapy. A primary benefit is the personalized patient care it offers. Physical therapists can devote their full attention to the patient's needs during each appointment at the clinic. The model is fully patient-centered, offering more time, attention, and individualized treatment than traditional care. Clinic appointments are often split between the individual and everything else goin on. People walking in, phone calls, and multiple conversations going on at once.

Convenience is another tremendous benefit. Physical therapy care is easier to access because appointments can be made at times suitable to the patient. This reduces the stress associated with managing appointments and allows patients to focus solely on their recovery. No more Jacksonville traffic! Imagine, you just finished your favorite cup of coffee and now, time to better you body! 

Physical therapists can also provide services at the patient’s preferred location, whether that's at home, work, or the gym.

One of my favorite settings to work with patients is their workplace. Talk about elite care when we can integrate high level care into your day!

When getting to the end of the plan of care we typically encourage our patients to return to the gym. With this comes fear and anxiety about what can and can’t be done. A concierge physical therapist can go to the gym with you and guide you through the exercises that are appropriate or help you make modifications to allow you to do them safely. 

Resistance training is one of the best ways to mitigate the effects of aging, loss of muscle mass, and even lower back pain! It can be scary to go to the gym without the guidance of a healthcare professional to walk you through what is safe and what isn’t. A concierge physical therapist is more than qualified to help you with this. We understand the body and the way it moves on a deep level and can provide you with guidance for long term bone, muscle, and joint health. 

When working in a clinic I found that I was bound by what the referral code said I could work on.

For example, if someone came in for knee pain but also had back pain, then I would be bound to only work on the knee. A concierge physical therapist isn’t bound by these constraints and is able to treat the patient as a whole. In my opinion this is how physical therapy should be. The body is a complex structure with many moving parts that can change depending on the day. One of the unique features of a Doctor of Physical therapy is that we operate in multiple domains. These domains include massage therapy, dry needling, taping, joint mobilizations, manipulations, exercise specialist, neuromuscular re education, balance, fall prevention, motor learning…Just to name a few.

With this vast set of tools at our disposal, a concierge physical therapist can use the right one for you!

Furthermore, Concierge physical therapy patients can often see results more quickly. By offering specialized care tailored specifically to each patient, therapists can address the root of the problem more effectively. This individualized approach can lead to faster recovery times and improved overall health.

At Revision Health Services, we are dedicated to providing these benefits, and more, to all our patients. Come and experience the positive impact of concierge physical therapy.

Challenges Faced in Concierge Physical Therapy and the Role of Insurance

Providing comprehensive healthcare, concierge physical therapy is a distinctive model that also comes with its own share of challenges. Most of these challenges are perceived and not actually true.

While ensuring personalized attention and care, therapists often navigate through complex intricacies related to insurance policies, sometimes facing frustrations.

In the world of traditional insurance, the insurance policy is the customer not the patient. We are forced to cater to who ever pays the bills. That's why we have chose to only work with a select few including Medicare, Health Sharing, HSAs, and car accidents. Most of my concierge clients have some of the cost covered and some of the care is out of pocket. Honestly, every case is different just like every body is different! 

With Revision Health Services, we are directly in tune with the needs of our patients and consistently work toward their speedy recovery. Insurances don't allow us to take a step back and look at the person as a whole.

Health is way more than a body part! 

A key challenge is often getting insurance companies to understand and appreciate the inherent value of concierge physical therapy. While traditional insurers mainly focus on the quantity of care, concierge services thrive on the quality of care provided.

A value over volume mode is the foundation of Revision Health. We believe every patient deserves to have a clear pathway to return back to their normality as quickly as possible.

Revision Health Services is revolutionizing the way we look at physical therapy by continuously raising the bar of patient care. We're here to guide you through your journey back to wellness and navigate smoothly through the challenges you may face.

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Concierge Physical Therapy

Why Choose Our Concierge Physical Therapy

When you choose our concierge physical therapy, you're opting for a pinnacle of patient-focused care. Our team of concierge physical therapists is dedicated entirely to your well-being. Our concierge PT services are premium in every sense, and we strive to ensure your complete satisfaction. It's a unique model that puts you, the patient, in control – you decide the schedule for your appointments! 

One standout feature of our practice is the flexibility we offer. You can manage your schedule with much ease, allowing the therapy sessions to blend seamlessly into your lifestyle. A subscription to our services also offers you fantastic value for your money. With notable expertise, our physical therapists are top-tier providers in the field. Our PTs are committed to helping you attain your physical health objectives, taking every measure possible to ensure that happens.

Beyond these benefits, it's important to note that when you pay for our subscription, you're investing in your health and wellness. Don't let the thought of cost deter you - we have various options to suit different needs and budgets. Our providers work hard to offer you a service that is more than worth the price. Choosing Revision Health Services for concierge physical therapy aligns you with a practice that has your best interests at heart. 

When choosing a concierge physical therapist you want to look for one that has multiple skill sets. The wide variety of skills can be applied so that you can get the highest level of care. As mentioned before, a physical therapist is unique in that we have a skill set that is expansive. One of the issues that you may see in the traditional clinic is a therapist that is more dogmatic or a one trick pony with regard to their care.

A concierge physical therapist should be able to use multiple interventions to meet the patients needs. 

For example, I had a woman who loved to play tennis. She developed tendonitis in her dominant shoulder and it sidelined her from doing what she loved! Using principles of tendon rehab, we should use targeted exercise in order to reduce the tendon pain and improve the strength of the shoulder. However, it was going to take more than this unilateral approach to get her back to playing. During her time of being in pain she developed a range of motion restrictions that were both at the joint and muscular level that needed to be addressed before we started on the tendon itself. This required a deep knowledge of anatomy and the skill set to find the correct muscle as well as the proper hands on techniques to reduce the tension in the affected muscles. Furthermore, we needed to take into account the demands of playing tennis. This involves not only the shoulder, but the legs, hips, back, torso, arms, and shoulders. So what appeared to be just a tendon that was inflamed involved a total body assessment to determine how to fix the pain. This was also an attempt to improve the mechanics throughout the body. 

Starting at the level of the tissue we worked to reduce the pain in the shoulder using soft tissue massage and manual stretching. We then progressed to the tendon itself, using techniques to reduce pain and improve its function. After that, we started to work on the rotator cuff while aiming for the adequate functional range of motion required for tennis.

As time progressed I went out to the tennis court with her to see how she was hitting balls.

During this portion of treatment I looked at her body mechanics while striking the ball. It was found that she was using mostly her shoulder to muscle through the shots. It was going to benefit her to learn how to use her feet and hips to set up her torso to be able to generate movement, and not rely solely on the shoulder. Taking the extra time to look at her as a whole, and not just a ‘hurt shoulder” we taught her techniques to reduce the amount of strain on the shoulder and find a way to disperse the load through the body. This approach of looking at the big picture and treating accordingly is what can help keep people doing the things they love, and also prevent future injury. Without a doubt, if she kept hitting the ball the way she used to, I would be back to see her in no time. 

This ability to start with something small and grow the treatment to adapt to the demands that the patient needed is one of the best parts that concierge therapy can offer. Only a highly skilled clinician is capable of taking a patient from the table to the court in this way.

The experts at Revision Health Services are well versed with the needs of all their patients. Whether it's getting back on the tennis court or being able to stand so that you can cook a meal, our therapist can meet your needs!

One of the other benefits of concierge physical therapy is the “check in.” Going back to this lady who liked to play tennis, we decided it would be beneficial to check in every couple of months to determine that she wasn’t slipping into old habits. Furthermore, we could teach her how to progress exercises on her own to help prevent the tendonitis from flaring up again. 

In home physical therapy
Physical Therapy in the comfort of your own home

Meet the Dedicated Physical Therapists with Revision Health Services

As part of the extraordinary team at Revision Health Services, our physical therapists eagerly await the opportunity to provide exceptional physical therapy services to our patients in St. Johns and surrounding Jacksonville, area. Every patient who schedules an appointment with us receives personalized care designed to aid healing and recovery effectively.

Our physical therapists excel in several areas of care, especially with back issues.

Undergoing therapy post injury or post operation, can be daunting. However, our experienced care providers tirelessly work to create a positive experience for each patient by providing personalized attention every step of the way.

We are aware that patients have diverse needs and schedules. That's why we offer flexible appointment times to accommodate even the busiest lives. It's just one of the ways we demonstrate our dedication to our patients and their personal journeys to physical wellness.

Revision Health Services - where we're passionate about quality physical therapy. Our physical therapists will be there for you, helping to guide you back to your active life. Because at Revision Health Services, our patients are always at the heart of everything we do. Our goal is to provide as much care as needed to keep our patients on track towards achieving their physical therapy goals. Meet our team and witness firsthand the dedication we bring to the field of physical therapy.

In Conclusion,

Unlock your potential and take charge of your well-being! Our concierge physical therapy services at Revision Health Services offer a unique and personalized approach that places your health front and center. Say goodbye to crowded waiting rooms and hello to dedicated, one-on-one care tailored specifically to your needs. We're here to help you recover faster, feel better, and live your best life. Whether you're dealing with pain, recovering from an injury, or simply striving for a healthier you, our expert team is ready to guide you on your journey to wellness. Don't let anything hold you back – it's time to book an appointment with us and experience the extraordinary level of care that can truly transform your life. Your well-being is worth it, and we can't wait to be a part of your success story!

Dr. Michael Derry is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and board certified in orthopedics. He is very passionate about treating lower back pain and helping people build their resiliency. He has spent time assisting at universities as well as managing large clinics before starting his own practice in Jacksonville, FL.

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