Stretch Service

Stretching - overview

We offer two Stretching Services at Rise Physical Therapy:
  1. A 20 minute stretching service that incorporates a whole body stretch routine with soft tissue work to address specific problem areas.
  2. A combination 30 minute massage and 20 minute stretch service that will thoroughly address areas of concern.
Session: Cost:
Twenty minute stretch session $35.00
Combo stretch and massage $65.00

These services utilize a combination of passive and PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching to help achieve greater range of motion and flexibility. PNF is a technique that moves the muscle being stretched to the end of its range of motion. Then the client contracts the muscle for 6-10 seconds, and the muscle is moved to the next limit of ROM. This is repeated 2-3 times. Benefits include:

  • Increased ROM and flexibility
  • Improved strength and stability around joints
  • Improved balance
  • Muscular relaxation

What to expect from a session:

If it's your first session and you have never received a massage with us before, there will be some paperwork to fill out beforehand. The therapist will go over areas of concern that may require some extra focus as well as areas you may not want stretched. The therapist will begin the session by going through various stretches to address your concerns. After the 20 minute session ends, the therapist can answer any further questions.

Some things to remember

  • If you need to fill out paperwork please show up 10 minutes early to your appointment so we can start on time.
  • The session is performed fully clothed. Please wear clothes that are loose and comfortable to move around in.
  • If at any time if the stretch is too painful, let the therapist know immediately.

Book Now by clicking this link and select “Stretching” or “Stretching with Massage”:

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Covid-19 related things to know:

  • Masks will be worn at all times by the therapist and the client
  • Gloves will be worn by the therapist
  • Temperature will be taken upon arrival
  • Please reschedule your appointment if you have or had any Covid-19 related symptoms within the past 48 hours or have been in contact with anyone that has been diagnosed with Covid-19 within the past 14 days.
  • If you are waiting for the results of a Covid-19 test, please schedule the appointment after you have your results.

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Stretching Service 1

About Rise Physical Therapy

Hi, and welcome to Rise Physical Therapy.

Rise exists because we believe there is a demand for honest and ethical therapy that truly makes a difference in people's lives. After years of working in healthcare, we realized that the industry had lost it's focus on the patient. So we decided to start our own clinic and focus on providing our patients the very best in one-on-one physical therapy. We wouldn't have it any other way.

Thanks for swinging by the site, and we hope to see you soon.

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Most common questions about physical therapy

1. What is physical therapy (PT)? – 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 chronic conditions. Becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy (the only type of PTs we hire at Rise), requires over seven years of education.

2. Is PT covered by insurance? Almost all insurance plans give you an annual allowance of PT visits. For our current patients, that has typically meant a copay 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) 595-8667.

3. Do you need a doctor’s referral for PT?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).

4. Does physical therapy work? – 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.

5. How much does PT cost? – 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.

6. 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.

More questions? Read through the rest of our frequently asked questions here or give us a call at (479) 595-8667.