What is Exercise Therapy?
Exercise therapy is a prescription of physical activity specific to rehabilitation and functional goals. Exercise Therapists work towards restoring normal neuromusculoskeletal function as it pertains to injuries, degenerative diseases, learning delays and disorders, or neurological disorders
Who can benefit from Exercise Therapy?
Injury (athletic or overuse)
Spinal Cord or Brain Injury
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Prader Willi Syndrome
Retained Primitive Reflexes
Other Learning Delays and Disorders
Other debilitating diseases, injuries, and paralysis
Are you a Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist?
No. I have a Masters Degree in Exercise Science with over 20 years experience in health and fitness, rehabilitation, and brain integration. Exercise Therapy uses functional movement to strengthen muscles, create muscle memory, and to strengthen brain/body connections. Training with Trish does not purport to diagnose a client's medical condition but provides monitored and assisted functional movement exercises that encourage strength, mobility, and continued progress.
Is Training with Trish- Exercise Therapy covered by insurance?
No. Since I am not a licensed physical therapist or occupational therapist working in conjunction with a medical facility, insurance typically will not pay for my services. I will provide proper documentation for you to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement. If you have a Health Savings Account you may use it in conjunction with an Exercise Therapy prescription from your doctor to pay for your sessions. In some other cases, insurance will reimburse a portion of a client's "personal training" fees as part of a health and wellness program or if exercise is medically necessary for your condition.
Where do you offer exercise therapy?
I have a home studio where clients can come and meet me for sessions. To accommodate those in which traveling to my studio may be difficult, I can bring what is needed for a client's exercise therapy program to their home or office.
What is the cost of sessions?
A one-hour session costs start at $50. In some cases more or less time is needed and session costs will be adjusted accordingly. Session costs may also need to be adjusted to account for time spent traveling. These adjustments are determined on a case by case bases.
What should I expect from my sessions?
After an evaluation, to set baseline measures, expect that each session will provide an environment to achieve measures of progress toward your goal(s). Through the use of functional movement exercises, requiring minimal equipment, my goal is to help individuals gain strength, mobility, and long-lasting, positive impacts on quality of life.
What improvements might I experience through Training with Trish Exercise Therapy Program?
Along with other benefits of a regular exercise program one might experience:
- Improved strength
- Improved range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Improved stamina and endurance
- Improved circulation
- Improved balance
- Improved fine motor skills
- Improved learning areas
- Improved hyper/hypo sensitivities
- Inhibited Primitive Reflexes
- Pain reduction
- Anxiety and Depression Reduction
- Increased independence
- Increased Communication Ability
Has exercise therapy been proven to be successful?
Yes! Exercise, in general, has been proven to produce positive effects on a person's quality of life no matter what the person's ability may be. Significant research has been done to show, that through repetitive functional movement exercises, neurological “rewiring” or repair can be established to create improved motion and cognitive function. In addition, improvements can happen many months or years post diagnosis or injury