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Q & A with
Beverly Stegman

Q: What is Physical Therapy?
A: Natural treatment to address health issues that cause pain, decreased movement and mobility, and decreased function in daily activity

Q: When can a Physical Therapist help?
A: When you have pain, injury, or a chronic health issue – such as COPD, Parkinson's Disease, Arthritis, Osteoporosis – a Physical Therapist can help. Also, a Physical Therapist can help prepare the body for surgery and aid in recovery and return of function after surgery, such as knee replacement or rotator cuff repair.

Q: What may the Physical Therapist do?
A: Therapeutic exercise; manual "hands on" therapy such as massage, mobilization and/or manipulation; and/or therapeutic modalities to address pain and inflammation such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and/or trigger point dry needling.

Q: What is Occupational Therapy?
A: Natural therapy to enable individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in daily activities with decreased pain, increased ease and increased safety.

Q: What conditions does an Occupational Therapist commonly treat?
A: Pediatric conditions may include fine motor control issues, hand and upper extremity injuries, and developmental delays. Adult and senior issues may include stroke, falls, COPD, neurological conditions (such as Parkinson's, MS, and ataxia), arthritis, carpel tunnel, shoulder bursitis, tennis/golfers' elbow, hand and upper extremity injuries, or vestibular conditions.

Q: Do I need a prescription from my physician to receive PT or OT services?
A: As of July 1, 2015, a physician prescription is not required to receive PT services (some exclusions apply, and some insurances require physician involvement). A physician prescription is usually required for Occupational Therapy services.

Q: What is Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN)?
A: A very effective pain management technique in which acupuncture needles are inserted into knotted, painful areas of muscle spasm and tension.

Q: What types of conditions respond well to TPDN?
A: Neck and back pain, whiplash injuries, hip pain, knee pain, headaches, sciatica, tendonitis, bursitis, and plantar fasciitis, to name a few.

Q: What is Yoga for Medical Conditions?
A: A comprehensive, gentle, adapted yoga practice to assist those with any medical condition to manage and decrease symptoms, and restore balance to the body.

Q: Is Yoga for Medical Conditions covered by insurance?
A: No, it is private pay.

Q: What happens when I complete my therapy services?
A: Foundation Therapy Center offers various health/wellness options to maintain and progress strength, flexibility, and endurance, and to manage pain. One of our most popular options is our maintenance memberships that allow therapy graduates to utilize our facilities and equipment independently to continue the exercise protocol established by their therapist. The first month is free! We also offer group yoga packages including yoga for back care/spine health and chair yoga for medical conditions.

Q: What is Restorative Exercise and how can Bev help me?
A: Bev offers Align, Restore, and Move Yoga™ – Yoga, Restorative Exercise, Yoga Hiking. As a Certified Restorative Exercise Specialist (RES), Bev can teach you about the role movement plays in the body and in the world by blending a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible, whole-life movement solutions. Read More

Q: What is Raising the Bars Yoga?
A: Raising the Bars Yoga ~ The Stegman Method℠ is an innovative, one-of-a-kind, medical yoga utilizing strategically placed, multiple levels of ballet barres. This revolutionary method is effective for individuals suffering from and/or preventing injury or illness. It blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breath work, hands-on energy work, and guided meditation techniques. Utilizing multiple levels of bars maximizes leverage, gravity, and bodyweight for resistance. These unique techniques challenge core stability and balance, and increase flexibility, strength, and endurance in ways not typically achieved by traditional yoga or through other therapeutic exercise and treatment. To learn more about Raising the Bars Yoga, Click Here.

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