Frequently asked questions:
What should I wear? Loose fitting clothing that allows for fluid movement
How long will the assessment take? 1-1.5 hrs
Is the RNAT process covered by insurance? Vitality does not directly bill insurance, but we can provide an invoice that you can submit to your insurance company. Every company and policy is different regarding coverage.
Is RNAT physical therapy? No. Our trainers are not PTs nor do we practice physical therapy. We have similar goals as PTs, but with a completely different perspective relative to evaluation and course of action.
What is the cost? The cost for the first session is $125 and subsequent sessions will range from $75-$125 based on your needs and availability.
How long will it take to see progress? The rate of progress varies person to person and is dependent on a number of variables. Many clients will see progress in the first session. Others will take several sessions to establish enough strength to create noticeable changes. For some, the process will not work due to severe joint decrement or some undetectable physiological issue. Our first goal is to try and quickly determine and prioritize what needs strengthening and then the more difficult task is formulating a hypothesis for why. Provided imaging, joint history, medical history, pain history, exercise routines, age and life style choices can point us in the right direction and will help us to formulate an appropriate course of action.
How long will the results last? Easiest answer: It’s complicated. Acute and repetitive forces can cause reduced contractibility just as minimal stimulus can cause low contractibility. Therefore, it is important to choose your force wisely. Every brain and immune system is also capable of handling varying amounts of stress at different times. Our perspective is that we want to try and load our clients with contractions that will have rapid results with minimal damage so as not to overload a stressed immune system. This process will look different for every person. Choices in exercise and force among the variety of physiological and structural influences will all factor into the answer for this question which makes the answer an unknown.
Can you communicate with my physician? We are happy to communicate our findings, measurements, plan, and progress with your physician.