Proudly owned by Dr. Derek Lee and Dr. Tyler Green of Fayetteville
Rise Physical Therapy is a Fayetteville-based physical therapy clinic focused on helping our patients find long-term healing from debilitating pain or frustrating injuries. We proudly staff our clinic with only Doctors of Physical Therapy.
Allow us the honor of playing a part in your healing story.
No referral is needed - you can come straight in to see us without having to go to your doctor. Years ago a referral was required, but studies like this showed it was dramatically more effective and cheaper for patients to be sent to PTs first. The state of Arkansas has not required them for over 20 years (since 1997).
It sure is. Almost all insurance plans give you an annual allowance of PT visits. For our current patients, that has typically meant a payment of around $15-$30/visit. Sometimes it's lower, or even completely covered by insurance. Depending on your plan you might pay a bit more, such as when your plan has a higher deductible. If you are unsure, give us a call and our insurance experts can help you figure it out. You can reach us at (479) 239-5443.
Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, are experts in the musculoskeletal system, meaning we know your muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and how they operate as well as anyone. We play a critical role in the recovery and rehabilitation of the injured, hurting, or those suffering from chronic conditions. Conditions we treat often include back pain, sciatica (sciatic nerve pain), neck pain, heel spurs, herniated discs, plantar fasciitis, and TMJ pain. Becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy (the only type of PTs we hire at Rise), requires over seven years of education.
The only question that matters. Here's what a recent large study found: "In the year following their initial complaint to primary providers, the sample of people in the study who went to physical therapy directly spent an average of $1,871, compared to $6,664 for those who were first sent for an MRI. The patients who received physical therapy first were less likely to receive surgery and injections, and they made fewer specialists and emergency department visits within a year of primary consultation." [link] So not only does it work, it saves you money over the long run.
Our goal is that you walk out the door feeling better each visit. The amount of pain you are experiencing should progressively lessen or we are not doing our jobs well. If your pain increases, then we will make changes and adaptations. We will never continue to do the same thing if it is doing more harm than good. We're in the business of healing people, not hurting them. Our patients should look forward to the healing that results from physical therapy, not dread going.
How much am I looking at paying?
We actually went ahead and ran the numbers on this one. If you include all of our past patients, the average payment after insurance was $19.25. So anywhere from $15 - $30 is a fairly accurate estimate of how much you'd be looking at paying per visit. That said, some patients actually get PT completely covered by insurance so you may end up paying $0.
What insurance providers do you accept?
Nowadays almost all insurance providers cover physical therapy. Here are a few we see often: Medicare, Medicaid-Under 21, BlueCross Blue Shield, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, Ambetter, Aetna, Humana, Coventry, TRICARE. About the only one we know of that doesn't cover PT is Medicaid for adults. If you are unsure about your provider, don't hesitate to call us and we'll check for you: (479) 239-5443.
Why do you use only Doctors of Physical Therapy rather than a mix of PTs and assistants?
In short, because it results in a much higher standard of care for our patients. It makes our clinic less profitable, but according to this government study, it's worth every penny to the patient. Key takeaway from the study (emphasis ours): "clinics that were lower utilizers of physical therapist assistants were 6.6 times more likely to be classified into the high effectiveness group compared with the low effectiveness group". No amount of money is worth a lower standard of care for our patients.
What is the difference between a PT and a chiropractor?
There are quite a few, but the biggest difference is in the way the professions approach the practice of medicine. Physical therapists strictly use evidence-based (scientific) treatments that are focused on healing the patient permanently rather than temporarily dulling pain. At Rise, we are all about educating you on how to treat and address your issues on your own with stretches and exercises. On the other hand, Chiropractors tend to focus on pain relief techniques like spinal manipulation (adjustment) that are performed on an ongoing basis. It just comes down to what you desire in a treatment.
Living with pain or a debilitating injury is a major drain on life. So often it can seem that you'll never be free of it. But know this - whether you struggle with back pain, neck pain, a sports injury, or the thousand other things that can happen to a human body in this harsh world - there is hope. Every case is different, but we have been fortunate enough to play a role in truly life-changing healings. Allow us to play a role in yours.