WHY CHOOSE FICK PT & PERFORMANCE?
You will receive outstanding, personalized care that is based upon effective treatment strategies to help you achieve your goals for living well. This is accomplished by systematically identifying the nature and cause of your symptoms and by utilizing evidence-supported manual therapy techniques and corrective exercise strategies to help you return to optimal function. You will receive one-on-one care at your home, office, or other location of your choice, with flexible scheduling and the ability to communicate with your physical therapist at any time by phone, text, or email. Your care will be top priority as we work together to help you achieve your goals as quickly as possible.
Gina Fick, PT, ScD, COMT, Cert. DN has been practicing as a physical therapist in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for over 20 years. As an IAOM-US trained certified orthopedic manual therapist, she is highly skilled in manual therapy of the spine and extremities. Additionally, she is certified by Dr. Ma's Integrative Dry Needling Institute to perform dry needling techniques to address neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunction. She serves as a clinical instructor for Regis University School of Physical Therapy, and she is currently enrolled in a post-graduate manual therapy fellowship program with the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US.
While at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Gina conducted biomechanics research aimed at comparing gender specific differences in athletic tasks, such as jumping, landing, and cutting. She has extensive experience in post-surgical rehabilitation, sports performance training, sports injury prevention and recovery strategies, and chronic pain-related disorders. Her treatment philosophy is based upon evidence-supported, diagnostic-specific management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
She has a sincere desire to provide her patients with superb, evidence-based care and one-on-one attention, in order for them to fully benefit from their rehabilitative experience.
When Choosing a PT Provider, First Ask the Following Questions:
1) On average, how many patients do your providers treat per hour?
2) Will a physical therapist be providing my care, or does your clinic also utilize assistants or aides?
3) How much one-on-one time will I get with my PT during each session?
4) On average, how many times per week do your patients come in for treatment?
At Fick PT & Performance, the goal is to give superior care to patients, while not being restricted from 3rd parties on the amount of time, type of treatments, or number of visits you are allowed. Most of the time, our patients are typically seen only 1 time per week for approximately 10 sessions or less prior to discharge. That means on average, you could potentially achieve your goals in less time than is expected at other outpatient PT clinics. This should be considered when choosing a physical therapy provider.
We accept payment with your HSA or Flex Spending accounts. Due to limitations with insurance and claim reimbursement, we are unable to provide in-network contract services with your insurance provider. You will receive a itemized invoice or "superbill" at the end of your treatment session that has all of the information you need to submit the claim to your insurance company for out-of-network benefits. We are happy to answer any of questions you may have regarding this process and will provide any documentation you need upon your insurance company’s request.
When Speaking to Your Insurance Provider, Ask the Following Questions:
1) Until I meet my deductible, what can I expect to pay for each PT session at an in-network clinic? (They may only be able to give percentages, but in general, PT clinics are likely billing at least $150 per session to the insurance company and are usually billing over $200 per session.
FYI: Even if you choose an in-network provider, you may be responsible for paying a large percentage of your deductible or up to the full amount of your deductible, which can add up to high out-of-pocket costs.
2) What can I expect in reimbursement or application to my deductible if I get PT at an out-of-network provider and send in self-claims?
FYI: When considering this, remember if you choose Fick PT & Performance, the cost is transparent. There are no hidden fees for service. A one-one-one, 90-minute initial evaluation and treatment session is $175, and follow-up treatment sessions range in price from $100 to $130 based on the chosen package.
3) Do I need a written physician's prescription for PT?
4) Do I need pre-authorization for PT services? If so, is there an expiration date?
FYI: Your insurance companies' customer service representatives are typically instructed to discourage their members from going to out-of-network clinics, so don't be surprised by this.