FAQ

Q: What is Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT)?

A: Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) is a sophisticated form of manual therapy that focuses on relieving strains in specific tissues that have been damaged due to trauma, infection, or inflammation. IMT is a structural based form of treatment, meaning the focus is on anatomical tissue.

Q: How is IMT treatment different from traditional physical therapy?

A: The focus of IMT is on treatment of specific tissues in order to restore the potential for that tissue to function as normally as possible. There is a tissue specific technique for every tissue in the body. An IMT treatment session focuses on finding and treating tissues in the body that are limiting the body’s return to normal function and causing pain and decreases in range of motion.

All treatments are 100% one-on-one sessions and are completely performed by a licensed physical therapist. We do not “juggle” multiple patients at a time. In our office, we do not use ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot and cold packs, or any other traditionally used PT modalities. Exercises and self-care “homework” are tailored to the individual patient’s particular case.

Q: What is the cost of treatment?

A: Please call for rates. Forms of payment accepted are cash, check, and most credit and debit cards.

Q. How often per week will I need sessions?

A. Most patients are seen one to two times per week with a few opting for once every two weeks. This depends on each individual’s case. Traditional Physical Therapy clinics tend to see patients 2-3x/week, but they are unable to provide true one-on-one hands-on manual therapy for the entire visit. Because DuVal Integrative Physical Therapy provides an entire session of these techniques, patients typically do very well at one to two times per week and more profound results are achieved.

Q: What insurances are accepted?

A: DuVal Integrative Physical Therapy accepts Anthem, but we are in the process of possibly adding other providers. Please call for more information. To ease the process, we work with our patients to find out what their Out of Network benefits are for outpatient Physical Therapy visits and will file electronically on their behalf.

Q: Do I need a prescription from my physician in order to be treated?

A: In Virginia, an MD prescription is required to receive Physical Therapy treatment. All Medicare patients require an MD prescription for Physical Therapy as well as a signed plan of care. We work with our Medicare patients to ensure our documentation fulfills Medicare requirements.

Q: Do you take Medicare?

A: Medicare patients pay at the time of service. At this time, we are non-participating Medicare and Medicaid provider. Patients are reimbursed directly by Medicare and Medicare will send the information to a secondary insurance as well if the patient has coverage.

Q: How do I make an appointment?

A: Please call DuVal Integrative Physical Therapy at 804.789.1180.