Physiotherapy

The PT Minute: Why would I go out-of-network when I can use my co-pay?

  “Why would I see a physical therapist out-of-network when I can see one and use my co-pay?” Nicole J. Cleveland, BS, CPT, HKC – SPARK Office Administrator – “You absolutely can see a therapist that is in network and utilize your co-pay.  It becomes a matter of level of care.  If you want to … Read More

Meet Dr. Natalia Sleziak

I wanted to introduce myself as the newest member of the SPARK team. My name is Natalia and I just moved into Old Town, Alexandria a little over a month ago. I originally hail from the Big Apple and was raised in “hipster”Brooklyn. Moving into Old Town with all of its colonial charm has been a … Read More

SPAVING – What is it?

This new trend in health care spending is going to save medicine Ever purchase something you didn’t need right this instant because it was a great deal? Something you are sure you will use but maybe not right away. A great example is the guy that buys a snowblower on deep discount in June. This … Read More

The PT Minute – What is Direct Access?

  This week’s PT Minute question: “What is Direct Access?” Dr. Carlos J Berio –  “Gone are the days where you needed to get permission to see a physical therapist. If you hurt, find a PT! You’ll save yourself time, money and loads of grief.” Dr. Ivy Jordan –  “Direct access allows you to get the … Read More

The PT Minute: Why does a Combine Matter?

This week’s PT Minute question: “Why does a Combine matter?” Dr. Carlos J Berio – How can you get where you are going without knowing where you are right now? A sport specific combine is the benchmark for where all programming will be created and how it can be appropriately progressed for maximum performance benefits. Dr. Ivy … Read More

The PT Minute: How much money can I expect to be reimbursed from my insurance provider?

This week’s PT Minute question: “How much money can I expect to be reimbursed from my insurance provider?” Nicole Babka, BS, CPT, HKC – I submit insurance claim reimbursements monthly and we have a pretty high success rate for reimbursement.  We receive checks from Insurance Providers weekly and pass them on to the patients.  On average, … Read More

How Much Does It Cost?

Taking care of our current clientele and helping new clientele with their physical therapy needs is my core responsibility in my position at SPARK.  Not only do I want them to receive “all-the-way” well care specialized to their specific needs and get them back to the activity level that they are used to but I … Read More

What are you doing to “Make Your Health Happen”?

Google?  Yelp?  Craigslist? Groupon? So many choices and options when it comes to finding providers for wellness and healthcare.  They all say they are reputable but we all know, “they” talk a lot!  Can you really trust a website or someone you don’t know to recommend a healthcare provider, gym or nutritionist? How can you … Read More

Private Cash Practice and #NextGenPT FAQ’s

Writing and speaking to people in the physical therapy and wellness fields is a real honor for me. After a while you begin to hear some questions over and over. Some are extremely thought provoking exchanges about leadership as a physical therapy and wellness entrepreneur. Other questions are just pleas for advice so that a new therapist or … Read More

Pain is Info, Bro!

What are you looking for when you visit a health professional?  Most people would say they want to know why they hurt or what their diagnosis is.  What if I told you that these things aren’t that important? Some people would stop listening or say I’m not credible and I’m not sure that I would … Read More