FAQs

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What’s the meaning behind TriHealth?

The name TriHealth came from Dr. Faulkner’s personal philosophy of physical therapy and overall health. There are 3 parts of a triangle and in her philosophy, there are three attributes that the human body requires to stay physically healthy: stability, strength, flexibility. The base of the triangle is stability. The body cannot develop strength and flexibility without a foundation of stability. (You cannot build a house on a foundation of quicksand!)  Dr. Faulkner’s treatment approach generally follows this philosophy to help clients become stable, strong, and flexible people who are fully capable of carrying out daily activities and perform at an optimal level.

 

More about triangles!

The triangle is the strongest geometric shape and it can withstand significant forces without deformation, as the human body should be able to do as well.  Triangles are also significant in many other natural, spiritual, and holistic realms.

  • Mind, body, spirit

  • Past, present, future

  • Father, Son, Holy Spirit

  • Life, death, rebirth

  • so many more...
     

Triangles are also used in the symbolism of the elements.

  • Air: Intellect, communication, and imagination

  • Earth: Stability, grounding, and fertility

  • Fire: Courage, strength, and passion

  • Water: Purification, healing, and peace

What should I expect from physical therapy?

Dr. Faulkner believes in individualized treatment plans and a one-on-one model with collaboration between therapist and client in order to achieve goals. Comprehensive physical and activity specific evaluations will be performed during the first session and then a plan of care will be devised by the client and therapist. Subsequent treatment sessions include a combination of manual therapeutic interventions, exercise interventions, motor control exercises, and education on a home program. Clients will receive a tailored home exercise program to continue management of impairments and allow continued progress toward client goals between PT sessions.

Do you only treat dancers and performers?

NO! Any client with an orthopedic condition or injury is welcome at TriHealth. Dr. Faulkner’s background as a dancer and performing artist sparked a passion for working with aesthetic athletes and performers. She’s trained extensively in dance medicine and enjoys addressing the unique injuries and conditions of a dancer or performing artist. Dr. Faulkner is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) which means she has extensive training and experience treating orthopedic conditions of all varieties.

Do you take insurance?

TriHealth is an out-of-network and cash-based practice. TriHealth will provide a receipt for services for you to submit to your insurance. Reimbursement is not guarantee by your insurance and TriHealth encourages you to call your insurance company to determine if you have out-of-network benefits. TriHealth is not allowed to see any patient with MEDICARE as their insurance plan.

Do I have to have a referral from a physician to have physical therapy?

In the state of Georgia, a prescription for physical therapy is not necessary for the first eight visits or twenty-one days. This form of direct access allows you to be evaluated and get started with physical therapy services without having to wait for a physician referral. However, any dry needling services cannot be performed without a physician referral by the second visit. To prevent any lapse or delay in care, TriHealth asks that you bring a referral by the 4th visit if possible. This referral can come from your primary care physician or a specialist. TriHealth can also make referrals to a physician if you do not have one currently.

 

To participate in performing arts specific fitness or training programs through TriHealth, a physician referral is not necessary.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes. TriHealth has a 24 hour cancellation policy for all appointments. If you need to cancel your appointment for any reason, please inform TriHealth as soon as possible. There is no charge for cancellations made greater than 24 hours in advance, but if the cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to your appointment, there is a fee equal to the full cost of your appointment.