ISLAND THERAPY CENTER Sanibel
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Physical Therapy



 

All physical therapy evaluations and treatment plans are performed by an experienced and licensed therapist (not an assistant or aide), with one-on-one care for 40-60 minutes.  Please note that our priority is to provide attentive, one-on-one, hands-on care to maximize and speed your recovery.  No Florida doctor prescription is necessary for the first 21 days of treatment (except for Medicare and other Insurance-billed treatments).

We will help you reduce your pain, discomfort, swelling or dizziness; and help you resume your strength, flexibility, stamina, balance, walking and confidence with your daily activities.  We pride ourselves in our effective and skilled hands-on manual therapy techniques and customized therapy programs to achieve your goals. 

Modalities such as medical ultrasound, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, paraffin wax, traction, kinesiotaping, moist heat and cold packs may also be utilized.  Exercise equipment including weights, parallel bars, Pilates reformer, BOSU, balls, stability chair, bands, spring resistance, varied table heights are incorporated into treatments.  A private room is also available.  We do NOT believe in the "no pain, no gain" mantra, and will individualize and customize our therapy to maximize your goals for recovery in the shortest possible time, with a thorough and evidence-based approach. 

Additional Island Therapy Center services including massage therapy (by licensed massage therapists) and Pilates individual sessions (by Pilates certified instructor) may be an adjunct to your program.  A ceiling-mounted track system with comfortable harness (rated to 350lb), is utilized by the physical therapists for safe and effective balance and gait training, and a suspended harness over our treadmill is also available for safer treadmill training.


Physical Therapy conditions treated at the Island Therapy Center

  • Knee and other joint replacement rehabilitation
  • Chronic and acute back and neck pain
  • Joint pain/injury
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Rotator cuff specialists
  • Manual therapy techniques with joint mobilization and myofascial techniques
  • Balance training and fall risk reduction
  • Neurological facilitation and NDT techniques for stroke, brain injury and paralysis
  • Home safety assessment
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation - dizziness, positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis, neuronitis, inner ear problems 
  • Gait (walking) and stair / uneven surface training
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia home program training
  • Post-Rehabilitation therapy
  • Neurological disorders - stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's diseasebrain injury, spinal cord injury, ALS, neuropathy, 
  • Orthopedic disorders - joint replacement, post-surgical, post-injury, arthritis, osteoporosis, sprains, strains, fractures, tendon and joint problems, back and neck pain, range of motion and strength limitations
  • Strength, flexibility and endurance training
  • Lymphedema and MLD (Manual Lymph Drainage) treatment for swelling from venous disorders and post-surgery/radiation treatment   
  • Pilates equipment sessions for core strengthening/stabilization and general strength/flexibility
  • Pink Ribbon Program for breast cancer and shoulder/arm/trunk rehabilitation (as early as 2 weeks post-op)
  • Wii-habilitation
  • Hand therapy for Injuries and Surgery
  • Geriatric strengthening and fall prevention/recovery training
  • The Trager Approach (a mind-body approach to movement and postural awareness)
  • Pre-employment/post-offer screenings
  • Sports medicine/sport-specific therapy
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Harness-supported treadmill training for Parkinson's, stroke, brain injury and balance deficits.  
  • Parkinson's Program with LSVT BIG training

Physical Therapy Insurance Coverage and Rates:

Medicare
We are participating providers with Medicare Part B, and Medicare Supplemental Insurance plans.  This means that we will not bill Medicare patients higher than the Medicare allowable rate, and we will submit claims for you directly without requiring payment at time of service.  Some supplemental or secondary plans cover the Medicare deductible and 20% balance not covered by Medicare.  Others will require a co-payment or portion of the balance to be paid by the patient.  Please check your policy for details.  If you are receiving Medicare Part A or Home Health Agency services (including nursing/IV services), or you wish to receive Maintenance Therapy services, we will be unable to bill Medicare Part B.  Self-Pay options would be available for these situations.

Medicare Replacement and Medicare Advantange HMOs/EPOs (and some Medicare Advantage PPOs)

We are noticing more patients are subscribing to these plans.  While some of these plans may have lower premiums, please be aware that they often carry higher co-pays for therapy services than traditional Medicare Part B.  We are in network with many Medicare plans, however we (and other local therapy providers) may be out of network with the primary carrier, which may result in a higher co-payment.  Please note that any co-payments will be due at the time of service.

Other Insurances/PPOs/HMOs
We are happy to file your insurance for you, or provide you with the appropriate forms to submit yourself.  We additionally offer a generous flat-rate, prompt-payment discount for payment at the time of service to all our non-Medicare patients.  We are required by law to collect any patient responsibility amount (co-insurance, co-payment, deductible) determined by your insurance, up to the discounted rate.  The patient responsibility portion of your charges is based on our submitted rates (if we file your insurance for you), not the discounted rate.  Rest assured that any reimbursement for claims we file on your behalf will be sent directly to you, or reimbursed by us within 30 days, once all insurance payments received. 
While we are approved providers for all major insurances, we are not in network with insurance carriers who have closed networks in the area, or who offer rates below the Medicare allowable.  Please be sure to ask any other physical therapy providers you may contact whether they are "in-network" with your insurance in order to compare rates, and whether these providers guarantee one-on-one care.  Patients choose our therapy services because of our quality of care, the one-on-one 40-60 minute sessions with our skilled physical therapists (not assistants or aides), and our ability to achieve your goals in fewer visits with lasting results.  We will collect payment towards your deductible at the time of service.  Our discounted rate is comparable to Medicare allowable rates.  Please note that while we will call to verify your benefits, we are often quoted incorrect information and can only relay what we are told by your insurance company.  Initial verification of benefits is NOT a guarantee of payment, and you will be required to pay any deductible or co-insurances instructed by your insurance company.  For prompt payment at time of service, we will not balance-bill you above our self-payment rates or insurance allowable rate.

PIP/Auto Insurance
Covered benefits from auto insurance after an accident vary greatly, from full coverage to a limited number of visits for physical therapy and/or massage therapy.  If you have been in an accident and have a physician's referral for physical therapy and/or massage therapy, we will be happy to process your insurance claims.  Please be aware that payment for services is due at the time of service (flat-rate self-pay rates, see below), even if your insurance adjustor states that your therapy sessions will be paid in full.  We always reimburse any payments from your insurance company within 30 days, and will send your insurance adjustor/attorney all required documentation.

Self-Pay Plan
We offer a generous flat-rate prompt-payment discount on our rates for individuals who pay at the time of service in our clinic (comparable to Medicare rates)This option is advisable for those with high deductibles or HMOs.  We are also happy to provide the appropriate paperwork our international patients, or those who choose to file their own insurance.  Full price is required for home visits.  In Florida, a physician prescription is not required for the first 21 days of treatment.

Maintenance Program
For Medicare patients desiring continued sessions once therapy goals have been met to maintain their level of function and mobility, maintenance therapy sessions are available.  These sessions are formally conducted and supervised by your physical therapist and are offered at an additional discount off our self-pay rates.  Most insurance, including Medicare, do not pay for services once a maintenance level has been reached.  Please ask your therapist for details on this program, as additional documentation for Medicare is required.

Please see our
staff and associates page for therapist biographies.