Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE BEST FORM OR EXERCISE YOU CAN DO?

The best exercise is the one you enjoy! If you’re not enjoying what you’re doing, what are the odds you’ll succeed long-term. Experiment with a variety of different modes of activity to decide what works best for you. The most important thing is that you move your body, one must move to improve.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE TIME TO EXERCISE 60 MINUTES A DAY?

The 60 minute suggestion is based on the National Academy of Sciences recommendation for people who are trying to prevent weight gain, or keep themselves from regaining after weight-loss – not for people who are trying to increase or maintain their cardio-respiratory fitness or health. There’s plenty of research to show that 30 minutes of physical activity a day will help you gain lots of health and fitness benefits.

Remember that you don’t have to do all your exercises in one session. If you already exercise vigorously several times a week, there’s no reason to quit. But if 60 minutes a day seems like too much for you, try 30 minutes a day as a starting goal.

WILL INSURANCE PAY FOR MEDICAL MASSAGE TREATMENT?

A prescription for Medical (Myofascial Release) Massage with a specific diagnosis from your physician is required for insurance coverage. If you would like to receive Medical Massage at my office and have it billed to your insurance company, but have no prescription from a physician, simply contact me at 815-540-8368 or to set up an appointment with our in-office physician.

WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT FOR MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY?

More insurance companies are now covering Medical Massage Therapy services for the treatment of pain and as an adjunct to physical therapy. Insurances commonly accepted: BC/BS, Alliance, Humana, Cigna Aetna, and Coventry. If you don’t see your insurance carrier listed, need not worry, we accept and are preferred providers for many other insurances carriers. Call 815-540-8368 to inquire today!