The Pro+Kinetix Difference
Our team believes you can achieve anything through the right medical care, movement practice, and lifestyle changes. To accomplish all this, we are big on bringing it back to basics. Our current medical environment is quick to tell us that we are broken and can only be fixed by pills, shots or surgery. Pro+Kinetix is here to show you that there is another way. Your body has the amazing ability to heal itself, to adapt and to survive in any environment. We just need to get out of our own way. The path back to our healthiest self is not through canned approaches and outdated methods, such as ice packs, therabands, and stationary bikes. This one-dimensional strategy is rampant in traditional, third-party-pay physical therapy practices – you’ll soon see our tactics are delightfully different! Pro+Kinetix is a private-pay physical therapy & performance center. Before your heart seizes from sticker shock, let’s shed some light on what private-pay physical therapy is and how this method will likely save you time, money and resources, while also helping you achieve your desired results. True story.
Break It Down:
Private Pay Model Defined
Pro+Kinetix chooses (emphasis on this being an intentional decision) a private-pay model for our practice. In a private-pay treatment model, your Pro+Kinetix therapist enters into an agreement with you to provide physical therapy services in a manner that both parties have decided upon (AKA: FULL TRANSPARENCY with no surprise bills 3 months in) to help you reach your treatment goals most efficiently.
You will pay at the time of service. This model allows us to focus on providing direct, one-on-one care, while keeping administrative costs low. You may pay for services using actual cash, a check, a credit/debit card, or with your HSA.
In some instances, you may also personally file for reimbursement from your insurance company to curb your out-of-pocket expense. Most insurance companies, with the exception of Medicare, Medicaid and some HMOs, will provide reimbursement for services received “out of network”. We can help you with this process.
Private-pay does not mean our team is short on the education, qualifications and accreditations necessary to provide you with best-in-class medical care.
We blend unique backgrounds in strength, conditioning, and human performance to go well beyond rehab and help you live your happiest, healthiest life.
Benefits By The Numbers
We are not big on limitations – neither are you, which is why you’re here. Third-party payers pressuring for immediate diagnoses, insisting on confining treatments, and interfering with the therapy we want to provide often hurts the patient’s progress and hinders our ability to reach his or her goals.
Furthermore, (…can we get a drum roll, please?), out-of-pocket expenses over the course of physical therapy will often be less expensive for patients like you with a cash-based model than through traditional physical therapy practice.
Let’s compare the same path to recovery for two 35-year-old men recovering from a torn rotator cuff. Mike chooses to go the private-pay route with Pro+Kinetix, while Tim sticks with the traditional third-party reimbursement track.
Before we dive into the breakdown, we will assume one crucial thing: both Iron Mike and Tiny Tim have the national average deductible of $1,665 and have chosen conservative care over surgery (which has better long-term outcomes according to the latest medical research). What this means is that until they meet their deductible (whether they're receiving in-network OR private-pay care) they will be required to pay out of pocket until that deductible has been met.
If we take the “standard” protocol in a insurance-based model for a torn rotator cuff in a healthy individual (25-35), the patient will typically need 4-6 months of rehab requiring passive and active PT (~2x per week) according to the US National Library of Medicine. In our model we typically see the patient 1x a week and give them a extensive home program so he or she can begin working on this stuff at home. We also see our patient on overage 6-10x during a plan of care and quickly go from rehabilitation to working on performance and prevention.
At the end of 6-months, Mike has spent $225 less than his buddy Tim. Although both men were recovering from similar injuries, Mike invests less than a third of the time (10.6 vs. 32 hours) for a fuller recovery that got him back to the lifestyle he loved sooner. This outcome also doesn’t account for the intangibles around enjoying a dynamic, individualized care plan and relationship built with his Pro+Kinetix PT.
Which path will you choose to get back to your peak performance?
8 Visits 10 minutes each way = 160 minutes in the car
30 Visits 10 minutes each way = 600 minutes in the car
% OF APPOINTMENT TIME SPENT WITH PT
100% of the time 1 hour 1 on 1 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy
15-20 minutes or ~25% of your appointment time
Pro+Kinetix PT introduces cutting edge rehab techniques. Hope you're ready to move because your PT has access to a full strength & conditioning gym and plans to use it. Your session focus on overall health, fitness, and performance - 100% of you as the patient with a care plan decided by the physical therapist/patient team.
Rehab doesn't stop and is a continuous process to improve your performance and quality of life. Beyond recovery, you have a 1:1 performance PT that will help you avoid unnecessary surgeries, pharmaceuticals, & medical costs.
Patient spends most of the time on passive modalities (ice, heat, ultrasound, TENS), and weak exercise progression (therabands, bike, no gym equipment). Hoping for innovation? Nope.
Because insurance companies do not reimburse for many therapy techniques and it takes 10+ years for a new medical procedure to be reimbursable by insurance, your PT's hands are tied. Essentially, your care is decided by the insurance company - not your physical therapist
Our private-pay model is often cheaper with higher deductible plans; especially when you factor in what insurance may or may not reimburse and when you look at the overall cost from longer plans of care. This doesn't even begin to account for the value of preventative care - how much would you pay to avoid surgery, unnecessary MRIs, shots or pills?
Have you met your deductible? If so, you could be all right with $30 copays at each visit...depending on your insurance plan. But at the end of the day, which route is going to get you the results you're looking for?
Let's get to know each other. You enjoy full access to your PT team with email, messaging, phone calls, and next or same day appointments. We will always return your call that day or next day. ALWAYS!
Questions or concerns? You may not get a call back for days and when you do, it's from an admin or answering service - not your PT. Forget about messaging or email access. Want to go straight to the source with an appointment? Fine, but you may have to get on the three-week waiting list.
You pay upfront or at the end of each session. You know exactly what you are paying for and what that payment includes
You may pay a copay or you have to meet your deductible. You may pay your copay but still get a big bill 3 months later. Surprise, surprise?
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
You’re ready to schedule an appointment with us. Wonderful! We already cannot wait to see you and help you get back to moving at your best. Here at Pro+Kinetix, we are not fans of surprises (unless there’s cake…), so here is what you can expect from your first consultation with us.
We recommend coming in activewear or something you are comfortable stretching and moving around in because, well, you will be moving. Close-toed shoes are ideal.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your Pro+Kinetix Physical Therapist who will be with you, one on one, for the entire duration of your appointment. Don’t stress, you will not be abandoned on a stationary bike or left to your own devices with stretchy bands at any point.
We like to start these consultations with some good, old fashioned conversation – we will cover your injury or limitation, performance/medical history, any of your questions or concerns, and, most importantly, your goals.
From there, we will segue into your evaluation in which your Pro+Kinetix Therapist will gently move through diagnostics – keeping open dialogue the entire time so you understand what’s happening and why.
If there are any services we can perform the day of to relieve your pain and discomfort, such as dry needling or soft tissue mobilization, rest assured we will do so during your appointment.
Remember, the focus of this evaluation is not to jump to a conclusion or a diagnosis – we are getting to know each other. We do promise, however, that your appointment will end with a unique care plan for getting you back to peak performance. If you decide to continue working with Pro+Kinetix, you will understand exactly what that will entail regarding timeline and cost.
Again, we don’t like surprises. Especially when it comes to your care. If you have any questions before your appointment, please don’t hesitate to reach out.