At Mobility-Doc a large number of our patients and clients come to us seeking out a better system for improving their ability to recover. What we've found is that the problem isn't that most people aren't doing too little stretching and foam rolling. They are going in blind and doing too much of the wrong thing. You might think that the book or the app you just purchased is giving you a system, but most likely it's not. Take a closer look at it. At best you've probably purchased a generic template or an encyclopedia of exercises. You need to test and retest. If not you are just pressing and guessing.
Testing and retesting is simple. At least it should be. Remember KISS? Keep it short and simple. Is your knee hurting when you squat? Then thats your test. Pick a mobility exercise and perform it for time or sets and reps. Right after you finish performing the exercise, retest. Did it help? Do more of it. Did it hurt? Stop doing it. Do you feel exactly the same afterwards? Then you're wasting your time. Try to develop a 15-20 minute routine. Once you have what works exploit it until it doesn't work anymore. Let test and retest be your guiding principle.
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Almost 50% of our patients are using our affordable private pay plans these days. Some either have tremendously high deductibles, or are out of network, and it's simply more cost effective for them to not use their insurance.
Your insurance doesn't have to dictate the quality of care you receive at Mobility-Doc
The High Cost of Being In-Network
The Mobility-Doc team made a decision a long time ago to never sacrifice the quality of our services for the promise of being in-network. Something that isn't often explained is what it actually means for a doctor to be in or out of network.
The main reason why any doctor's office is in-network is that the insurance company promises that, in exchange for agreeing to their terms, they will grant you access to their very large network of subscribers. The catch is that the doctor will have to agree to whatever payment the insurance company deems as appropriate. For many commercial insurance plans the reality is that they will pay the doctor significantly less money, forcing the doctor to see as many patients as possible in that network to make up the difference. An increase in the number of patients, and a decrease of overall compensation, means less time with the doctor, and a decrease in the value of your care.
Why We Opted Out of Most Insurance Companies
About 7 years ago we tried to be in-network with more commercial plans. The insurance companies wanted to decrease our compensation by 70%, and promised to reward us for treating patients for as little as possible. That last part isn't an exaggeration. The less we asked for more visits for our patients, the easier it would be for us to see new patients. We would be promoted for that behavior. The magic number of visits was the same for everyone, 6 visits. 6 visits to get you better before we were penalized. It's no wonder why so many PT clinics are driven by one-size-fits-all protocols forcing patients to all perform the same exercises in their minimally monitored corners by the legally required minimum of assistants, and almost no doctor ever physically treats the patient. It was then that we decided to opt out of every insurance, except Blue Cross Blue Shield. We don't have assistants. We don't sacrifice time, or quality. One doctor. One patient.
Three Monthly Plans To Keep You Happy & Healthy
It was with all of the previous information in mind that we created our private pay plans. Prices that were fair to both our patients, and to our business. Prices that made it so that we could spend as much time as needed with every patient. Our medical practice has existed for over 30 years. We are family owned, and operated. We provide customized care for every individual. Most patients are in our office for at lease one hour. The goal at Mobility-Doc is to make sure that no person ever has to give up on their active lifestyle. No matter what their insurance thinks about the value of their health and happiness. Our patients range across all ages, a wide variety of muscle and joint injuries, and across the entire spectrum of athletic ability. There are patients in their 80s who just want to play with their grandchildren, and their are USA world team members across multiple sports.
You can be a patient at Mobility-Doc for as little as $45 per visit
With our private pay options you can pay as you go, or, after your initial visit, you can purchase a month's plan for 1, 2, or 3, appointments per week. You can be a patient at Mobility-Doc for as little as $45 per visit
4 $55 Wellness Session / Month
Save $100 on four sessions in one month when you purchase your visits ahead of time. Typically this equates to 1 visit per week for 4 weeks. Each visit includes anything and everything you need to get better. Every service we offer is at your disposal. This is reserved for existing patients only. New patient select initial consultation.
8 $50 Wellness Sessions / Month
Save $240 on eight sessions in one month when you purchase your visits ahead of time. Typically this equates to 2 visits per week for 4 weeks. Each visit includes anything and everything you need to get better. Every service we offer is at your disposal. This is reserved for existing patients only. New patient select initial consultation.
12 $45 Wellness Sessions / Month
Save $420 on twelve sessions in one month when you purchase your visits ahead of time. Typically this equates to 3 visits per week for 4 weeks. Each visit includes anything and everything you need to get better. Every service we offer is at your disposal. This is reserved for existing patients only. New patient select initial consultation.
Initial Consultation or 60-75min visit
This option is mandatory for all first time patients and for anyone who just wants one session that will last about 60-75 minutes.
The Mobility-Doc Blog
Drs. Chloe Costigan and John Giacalone are both physical medicine specialists, former competitive athletes, and strength and conditioning coaches.