INTRODUCING REACH MOBILITY
Reach Mobility is a new service located at CrossFit Reach in Acton, MA. The mission of Reach Mobility is to help its clients prevent or rehabilitate injuries by analyzing muscle imbalances, improving movement patterns and using a variety of manual therapy techniques to help you move better. Reach Mobility is run by Karen Anderson a Licensed Physical Therapist since 1994 and a CrossFitter since 2012. Karen is happy to collaborate with your CrossFit Coach or other Personal Trainer to help modify your current workouts and keep you moving as you recover from an injury or work to improve your mobility and movement patterns.
KAREN ANDERSON, MSPT
Karen has been a Licensed Physical Therapist since 1994, working exclusively in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine settings. She has taken extensive continuing education classes to expand her manual therapy skills and is a certified KinesioTape practioner. She has been an avid CrossFitter since 2012. Outside of CrossFit she enjoys a variety of sports including; swimming, biking, yoga, skiing and hiking. Karen is excited to help you improve your movement patterns, correct muscle imbalances and keep you injury free.
PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES
Initial Evaluation and Treatment
1-on-1 with a Licensed Physical Therapist
This is ideal for new patients or those with a new injury. You will be given a thorough evaluation of your injury and personal movement dysfunctions. The remaining time will be spent on treatment including; manual work (soft tissue and joint mobilization), Kinesiotaping, and exercise/mobility prescription as needed. You will leave this session with a personalized Home Exercise/Mobility program. Upon your request, findings can be discussed with your Crossfit Coach and workouts can be modified based on your injury or movement dysfunction.
Ongoing Treatments and Re-evaluation
per 15 minutes
1-on-1 with a Licensed Physical Therapist
Continue to work on rehabbing your injury, improving mobility and movement patterns with hands on manual therapy and progression of your home program. Most follow-up appointments can be completed in a 30 minute session, depending on the severity of the injury. Re-taping or tweaking of the mobility or home exercise program may fit into a 15 minute treatment.
In these clinics you will learn how to assess your own mobility issues and be given the tools to fix poor movement patterns or mobility dysfunctions. For those with injuries or mobility issues that affect your workouts, we will discuss appropriate modifications or scaling to give you a great work out while preventing further harm.
Upcoming workshops include:
- Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Dysfunction and Mobility Patterns
- Assessment and Treatment of Hip and Knee Dysfunction and Mobility Patterns
PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR SERVICES
Reach Mobility accepts cash, checks, credit cards, health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA) cards. Payment is due at time of service.
Reach Mobility does not currently accept health insurance, but we can provide you with a “superbill” to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.
In Massachusetts, Physical Therapists have Direct Access, meaning that a doctor’s referral is not necessary to start treatment. However, some insurance companies (mainly HMOs) still require authorization from your Primary Care Physician (PCP). If you have questions about insurance reimbursement or authorizations I am happy to help you navigate your specific insurance benefits.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Wear loose fitting workout clothes. If you have a shoulder problem then a tank top helps to expose the area. If you have a knee problem then shorts work best.
Do I need a doctor’s referral to initiate Physical Therapy treatment?
In Massachusetts, Physical Therapists have Direct Access, meaning that a doctor’s referral is not necessary to start treatment. However, some insurance companies (mainly HMOs) still require authorization from your Primary Care Physician (PCP). It is important to know what your particular insurance benefit covers as some plans have limited visits or must be initiated by your primary care physician.
If you have questions about insurance reimbursement or authorizations I am happy to help you navigate your specific insurance benefits.
How do I get reimbursed for my Physical Therapy treatments?
You can pay for Physical Therapy services using an HSA or FSA credit card or paying by cash or check and getting reimbursed from your HSA/FSA account. If you want to be reimbursed by your insurance company or have the payments go toward your deductible, you will need to mail in the treatment invoice along with a form from your insurance company (usually one page printed from their website). I am happy to help you find the forms you need to facilitate insurance or HSA/FSA reimbursement.
Why does Reach Mobility not accept traditional health insurance?
You will get better, more focused, one on one care by leaving the insurance company out of it. Insurance companies do not fully reimburse clinics for their treatment time so, traditional PT clinics schedule 2-3 patients per hour and use a combination of PTs, PT Assistants and PT Aides to care for their patients. At Reach Mobility your entire visit will be focused on your injury, your movement issues and your goals and you will be one on one with a licensed PT for the entire visit. This improves the quality of treatment and will get you better faster.