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FAQ

Do you accept health insurance? No. Why?

*I keep my overhead LOW, so I give you a great value (my evaluation costs and follow up costs are already low)

*When you choose to work with me (doctor of physical therapy), you ONLY see me (not aides or assistants)

*Co-pays and co-insurances continue to rise rapidly and  my rates may be much lower than your insurance costs

*I DO accept FSA/HSA payments

*Because of my training, I hope to see you FEWER visits than a typical PT/clinic - this saves you time and money.

*I am ONLY concerned with helping YOU achieve your goals,

so I am not 'pressured' by corporate to make THEIR goals (visits, unnecessary billing...)

Can I turn your itemized treatment bill (‘super bill’) into my health insurance company for reimbursement?

Yes – you MAY be reimbursed for my services from your health insurance company at an ‘out of network’ benefit rate.

Do you have a specialty? Yes.

Spine, headaches, TMJ, manual therapy, sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. And the 'difficult' cases that other medical professionals either can't figure out or 'gave up' on. 

Do you perform trigger point dry needling? Yes, when indicated to treat a true trigger point dysfunction.

Can physical therapy work when you see people online? Yes!

While I can't do manual therapy techniques, there are many ways to help you during this time. 

If I live in a state beside NC or WI (where you are licensed), can you help me? 

Yes! I can try to assess your movement dysfunction and give you tips on how to help you achieve your goals. This is more of a wellness visit vs a physical therapy visit. 

Do I need a referral from a doctor or other medical professional to begin physical therapy?  NO. 

North Carolina has had direct access since 1985 when the Practice Act was revised in 1985 by the NC General Assembly.

https://www.ncptboard.org/PositionStatements/d4761804

What does 'fellowship trained' mean?

Dr. Hustad is a member of

the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist. 
"The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) is a national organization committed to excellence in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy practice, education and research. Fellows of the AAOMPT provide the highest level of musculoskeletal care through advanced manual therapy practice."

Becoming fellowship trained is the HIGHEST level of training that a physical therapist can complete. This is usually an additional 1-3 years of highly specialized training.

Massage Joint mobilization Spine pain relief
Trigger point dry needling physical therapy pain relief

Trigger Point Dry Needling Trained

 

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