Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect on the initial visit?

You should assume your first visit will be around one hour beginning with a health history and followed by a full body evaluation.  Your treatment will then consist of a combination of therapies with CranioSacral Therapy being the modality used most predominantly. This work mainly involves light touch and gentle pressure applied to different regions of the body.

How many treatments will I need?

This depends on what your goals are, what symptoms you suffer from, and how easily your system responds to treatment. As a general rule, three to ten sessions will make a significant impact on most people’s health, and in some cases only one session can make a difference in how you feel. Once you are satisfied with your treatment progress, an occasional tune-up is encouraged to maintain optimal health.

How will I feel during treatment?

Most people are surprised by how relaxing and restorative this therapy feels – sometimes you even find yourself dozing off during the session. Some people may feel a decrease in pain and stiffness, while others may feel less stress and anxiety as balance is restored to the body. You may notice that you stand straighter or breathe more deeply since this therapy enhances structural freedom within the body. Due to subtle nature of the work, sometimes the benefits are not immediately noticeable but will become obvious as you return to your normal activities. Following treatment, you may experience slight soreness from the release of a symptom or injury on its way out, but you will then notice soon afterward that you feel relief.

Why CranioSacral Therapy?

Let’s face it-keeping life in balance is a challenge for everyone. Whether you are experiencing too much stress, have aches and pains that just don’t quit, or interested in preventative wellness – this gentle form of bodywork will address your specific needs and will be a deeply relaxing and therapeutic experience. Following the treatment, you will enjoy increased comfort, flexibility, and balance in your body.  Everyone has the inherent wisdom to attain true health, and at times the body just needs some gentle encouragement to realize this true potential.

Who can benefit from this type of therapy?

Everyone will benefit, though for some, the improvement may be more dramatic than others. Because this therapeutic approach will restore the body’s natural state of health in the brain and nervous system, it is excellent for prevention of chronic conditions including stiffness, inflammation, and immune imbalances, as well as for healing injuries – even ones that occurred long ago that may still be affecting you. Other conditions that are especially responsive to treatment include bodily pain and injuries, headaches, and TMJ/dental problems. Of course, this treatment is also excellent as a preventive therapy because it helps to resolve systemic imbalances within the body.

What about insurance reimbursement in Nashville?

NASHVILLE OFFICE:

In Tennessee, most major medical insurance companies cover physical therapy as long as a medical doctor prescribes it. Physical therapy visits at this office are considered OUT OF NETWORK and there are no affiliations with any insurance companies at this time. Therefore, insurance claims are not processed by this office and you will be responsible for submitting your own claims for reimbursement. I have prepared a short list of questions to ask your insurance company before you plan on coming for treatment.

What about insurance reimbursement in New York?

NEW YORK OFFICE:

In New York, most major medical insurance companies cover physical therapy as long as a medical doctor prescribes it. Physical therapy visits at this office are considered OUT OF NETWORK and there are no affiliations with any insurance companies at this time. Therefore, insurance claims are not processed by this office and you will be responsible for submitting your own claims for reimbursement. I have prepared a short list of questions  to ask your insurance company before you plan on coming for treatment.

Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy Nashville