Integrated Positional Therapy
Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT)
with Laura Terry, PT and certified IPT practitioner
Initial Session $150
Subsequent sessions $125
At Yoga and PT studio
Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT for short) is a gentle therapy that is effective in alleviating neuromuscular pain. IPT treats pain, not just the symptoms, but addresses its root cause: muscular or postural imbalance. This therapy is based on osteopathic techniques of Muscle Energy Technique and Strain/Counterstrain. These techniques are used to bring the body back into alignment and out of pain gently and quickly by correcting muscular imbalances and realigning the body’s structure.
In the initial session, we will evaluate your pain, your posture, your muscular balance and daily habits and come up with a treatment plan as well as experience treatment. Follow up sessions will be more focused on treatment after a brief re-evaluation of pain, posture and home routine. Relief is can be immediate and can be long lasting with routine and simple exercises that can be done at home.
The benefits of IPT
Pain that is recalcitrant and has not responded to other medical treatments or therapies, often responds well to IPT.
IPT effectively treats conditions such as:
• neck & shoulder pain
• upper back/shoulder pain
• tennis & golfer's elbow
• low back pain
• carpal tunnel syndrome
• knee pain
• plantar fasciitis
• thoracic outlet syndrome
• Piriformis Syndrome
• IT band tendonitis
IPT is reimbursable as a physical therapy treatment of neuromuscular re-education. I am out of network with most commercial insurances, and you can file a claim for reimbursement with your insurance.
Laura has trained under the originator of IPT, Lee Albert, at Kripalu Yoga Institute. Lee is the author of Live Pain Free without Drugs or Surgery: How to use Integrated Positional Therapy to eliminate chronic pain. For more information about IPT, visit Lee’s website for more information.
This is a "cash-based" practice, meaning that Yoga & PT is not affiliated with any insurance carriers and cannot file insurance. If you receive Physical Therapy (including IPT) evaluation and/or treatment, a "superbill" can be provided to you after payment for services to file with your insurance for out of network reimbursement.
The choice of not filing insurance is a deliberate one. This allows Laura to work with you on what you need and towards your personal goals as opposed to what the insurance company dictates. You will not be in a large gym with other patients. Laura's attention will not be divided between you and another client. You will not be discharged based on number of "allowed" visits or "lack of progress." You will be afforded Laura's undivided attention for an hour so that she can assess you as a whole instead of just one body part at a time, as some insurance companies require.
Because of her ability to focus on the client's needs and tailor home exercise and self care programs, visit frequency for PT is typically once every 2-4 weeks as opposed to twice a week at most insurance-covered PT clinics. Fewer visits spread farther apart often makes the overall cost of treatment less than traditional insurance covered PT.