Rants from the Owner

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I started BIHPT as a way to provide quality care for my patients without the constraints insurance companies impose. Over the course of the past 25 years that I have been practicing as a PT there have been many changes in our health care system. Some good changes and some not-so-good changes. In recent years, insurance deductibles have climbed to $5000 or more, copays have become higher, and insurance companies are covering less. The type and amount of therapy a person gets is based on what the insurance company allows rather than what their medical provider has ordered. This doesn’t sit well with me.

Declining reimbursement has forced outpatient clinics and home health agencies to shorten time spent with patients and overbook to increase the number of patients they see in a day. If you have been to a traditional therapy clinic lately, you have likely spent more time being hooked up to machines or doing exercises that could have been done at home than time spent one-on-one with your PT.

I will work with you in the comfort of your own home or, if you prefer, I could help you at your local gym. With fall prevention, it is best done in the home. You will be my only client while I am with you and you will get a full session from me each time. I’m not there just to count for you but will challenge you just a little more each time I am there.

My mission is to offer the best Fall prevention and Fitness Training program for the aging adult in my community and beyond.
I offer programs focused on prevention, wellness and disease management. I can help you determine your course of action toward your fitness plan, develop that plan and see it through with you to reach your goals whether that be to walk down a rocky bank to fish or walk down the steps from your house. I will help you manage Diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis and other chronic conditions. Any increase in physical activity is beneficial but there are times when you need the training and experience of a professional that specializes in the changes to our body that occur as we age.

In my free time, I like to be outdoors either working in my yard, sitting around the fire pit or getting together with friends for our weekly walk/runs. I have a husband, Jim and a son, Jace still living at home. We have a dog, a cat and lots of squirrels!

I have been a PT for 25 years and obtained my certification as exercise expert for the aging adult from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2011. This year I obtained my Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.

I am passionate about teaching people how to exercise for a healthy lifestyle and would love to walk with you in your journey to be fit, healthy and vibrant!