Frequently Asked Questions
What do you treat?
Pregnancy and Postpartum:
Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction
Discomfort from nursing
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Sprains and Strains
Caesarean and/or Episiotomy Scar pain
Diastasis Rectus Abdominis
Safe exercise during pregnancy
Resuming Exercises postpartum (as early as one week after delivery)
Pain with intimacy
Pubic symphysis dysfunction (SPD)
General Physical Therapy and Orthopedics:
Back and Neck Pain
Arthritis and other joint pain
Vertigo / Dizziness Disorders
Shoulder, elbow, or wrist pain
Hip, knee, or ankle pain
What should I expect during my first visit?
An evaluation includes assessing your strengths and weaknesses, posture, range of motion, joint mobility, breathing and movement patterns, palpating your muscles to assess for tight or sore muscles, and assessing your gait pattern. These findings will determine your individualized plan of care.
What do treatment sessions include?
Body Works Physical Therapy utilizes current research to provide each patient with the most up to date and innovative treatment techniques. Our treatment sessions provide patients with specialized one-on-one care. Treatment plans may include any of the following, but all treatment plans are individually designed to each patient’s unique needs.
Manual Therapy (Joint Mobilization/Soft and Deep Tissue Mobilization
Pain management techniques
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training
Labor and Delivery Positioning Strategies
Body Mechanics Training
Home Exercise Programs
Long Term Management Strategies
These services are for those wanting to be proactive with their health to prevent any of the above issues or want to maintain and further improve their strength and wellbeing by focusing on strengthening, stretching, nutrition, and more! Whether you are wanting to prepare yourself for pregnancy, are already pregnant, have a newborn, infant, toddler or beyond, and are wanting to achieve optimal health and wellness, this is for you!
Do you accept insurance?
Body Works Physical Therapy, LLC is an out of network and cash based provider. This allows us to provide personalized evaluations, necessary treatments, and create an individualized plan of care that is otherwise dictated by insurance reimbursement requirements. A detailed receipt will be provided to you upon request for you to self-submit to your insurance. Please review your out of network benefits prior to your appointment if you have questions regarding reimbursement.
This does not apply to Clinical Pilates. Since Clinical Pilates sessions are considered a wellness program, we are unable to provide receipts for insurance.
Do I need a Physician's Referral?
South Carolina is a direct access state, meaning Dr. Ashlee may see you for a period of thirty days before needing a referral from your physician. Physical Therapy is intended for those that have difficulty performing their activities of daily living and or are limited by pain. Wellness visits are offered for those who would like to further pursue their goal of optimal health. These visits are not reimbursable by insurance.
Do you accept Health Savings Accounts (HSA) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)?
Yes. We will provide you with a detailed superbill or receipt of your visits for you to send into your insurance company. Please review the rules and regulations of your HSA or FSA before your appointment.
How long are the appointments?
An initial evaluation is about 55 minutes so you and your pelvic floor physical therapist will have the time necessary to get to know each other and get to the root cause of your issue. We place a high value on individualized treatment, and we want this to be the best healthcare experience you’ve ever had! Because we spend so much time with you, we’re able to accomplish a lot during each visit.
I'm going to be on my period the day of my appointment, should I reschedule?
Not at all, being on your period doesn’t mean you need to reschedule your appointment. First of all, we can still do a pelvic floor assessment even if you are on your period. If you are fine with it, we are totally fine with it. Second, if you defer the pelvic floor assessment while on your period, there are still so many things we can talk about, assess, and treat that aren’t involving needing to assess the pelvic floor right away. We don’t want you to miss out on your care just because your period has arrived.