Flourish Yoga Therapy
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old practice and a science of the mind, body and spirit. The meaning of yoga is to unite. The physical postures widely known in Western culture today are only a small part of what yoga truly is.
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is used in traditional Western medicine to help people of all ages live life to its fullest by promoting health and helping them either prevent or live better with injury, illness or disability caused by physical, developmental, social or emotional issues. Occupational therapists (OT’s) are licensed healthcare professionals who have extensive training in anatomy and physiology. Their education enables them to evaluate and treat clients with a range of health care concerns and help them reach their highest potential.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy adapts the practice of yoga to the needs of people with specific or persistent health conditions not usually addressed in a group class. Please note that Yoga Therapy is not always taught by a licensed health care professional.
What is Medical Therapeutic Yoga?
Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) is the practice of yoga applied in medical, rehabilitation and wellness settings. It is provided exclusively by licensed health care professionals trained at the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute (PYTI). MTY uses researched yoga techniques to offer individualized therapeutic yoga sequences designed to educate and engage clients in the treatment, management and prevention of acute and chronic injuries. MTY was developed by Ginger Garner to “move beyond yoga and yoga therapy to create a new paradigm for yoga delivery in medicine.”
Is Medical Therapeutic Yoga safe for my injury?
Extensive training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathology equips a Medical Yoga Therapist to individually assess the client and formulate a tailored treatment plan for their specific needs, ensuring treatments are safe and effective. If a client's condition cannot be treated effectively with Medical Therapeutic Yoga, they will be referred to a specialist or physician.
What is Occupational Therapy's role in health and wellness?
According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, Occupational therapists help people manage and prevent chronic diseases, which reduces hospitalizations and other health care costs. They work with individuals, groups, and populations. Occupational therapists must have a master’s degree for entry-level practice and must pass an initial certification exam.
Do I need a physician's order to participate in the Medical Therapeutic Yoga sessions?
You do not need a physician's order for a wellness program.
You will only need a physician’s order if you are being seen for a rehabilitation program for a current medical condition and if you are seeking reimbursement from your health insurance provider.
Are services covered under my insurance plan?
If you are seeking reimbursement, it is recommended to check with your insurance provider before making an appointment. Coverage will depend on the type of health insurance plan that you have. Most insurance companies require a physician's referral or an order for "Occupational Therapy to Evaluate and Treat" to be considered for reimbursement. Currently, Flourish Yoga does not file insurance. However, you will be provided with an invoice to submit to your insurance company.
Are services eligible for my Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA)?
Medical Therapeutic Yoga is a treatment modality that falls under Occupational Therapy services. In order to qualify for HSA, FSA or HRA- there needs to be a Letter of Medical Necessity for Occupational Therapy from your doctor. An invoice with the treatment codes needed for reimbursement will also be provided. Need to look further into this.
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