Our Unique Approach
Our Unique Approach
What is our unique approach?
Dr. Schehr is a holistic physical therapist. Unlike traditional physical therapists, she takes a unique, whole body approach to her patient’s areas of concern.
Evaluating and treating multiple systems of the body, she considers the emotional aspects as well as lifestyle in all assessments and treatments. She understands they are all connected. Emotional stress may cause headaches, acid reflux, or gall bladder issues to name a few. Physical traumas, knock the body out of kilter, causing pain, which may result in an emotional response.
She finds each individual’s most efficient pathway to help repair or enhance any part of the body, allowing the whole body to re-establish balance, restore function and alleviate pain.
Dr. Schehr has had the opportunity to help thousands of people over her many years of practice. They currently travel from 8 different Maryland counties, as well as from Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia.
Mostly by word of mouth, she attracts those seeking attention for pain and dysfunction patients who have been treated with many types of treatment (including medication, surgery, chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy) without success. Many have multiple areas of complaints. She loves challenges and is a problem solver. Always thinking “outside the box”, she does not do the treatments that didn’t work for the patient in the past. In many cases, patients have stated that she can figure out what others say is impossible to do.
Early in her career, she found the benefit of looking beyond the symptoms or manifestation of a problem, knowing that the cause and effect may be in totally different areas of the body.
Many of her patients are happily surprised when they are able to resume the activities, they thought they had to give up forever.
Our Unique Approach
Free to be you.
Her treatment philosophy is to gently restore the body’s comfort and function by:
- Getting to the underlying cause of the problem asap;
- Utilizing a highly specialized, integrated approach to rebalance the body;
- Teaching patients how to manage their own problem, including self-treatment;
- Teaching patients how to avoid future pain and dysfunction.
What Our Patients Have To Say
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
A: Firstly, I don’t believe in doing what didn’t work before. Many physical therapy practices approach a problem by going to the painful region. Oftentimes, this is a very temporary fix. By taking a holistic, hands-on approach, I understand that your pain may be coming from another part of the body, or even have multiple sources, including posture. By individualizing your treatment, I concentrate on healing and re-balancing the body, to manage your pain and lessen the chance of it returning. Then, I teach you how to manage your posture and movement.
A: Treatments for headaches or other pain from a recent problem will generally benefit from 2 treatment sessions for the first 2 weeks, then 1 session per week. Older conditions will benefit from 2 treatment sessions for the first week and then 1 session per week. Wellness sessions to rebalance and optimize the body for healthy aging range from a single session every month to once every six months and will be recommended on an individual basis.
A: An initial evaluation will take 1 hour. (Scar adhesion or sinus treatments only require 45 minutes.) Most follow-up treatments will be done in 30 minute sessions; multiple body areas may require 45 minutes
A: Any heavy exercise or recreational program should be done prior to the physical therapy or wellness session and then not for 24 hours after, in order for the body to adjust itself to the changes in muscle balance.
A: I will teach you techniques to perform on yourself if there is a flare-up and instruct you on proper body mechanics and ergonomics.
A: It is a facial aesthetics program of wrinkle reduction and facial rejuvenation using hands-on physical therapy and osteopathic techniques which may reduce the signs of aging in the face and neck. A FREE HEALTHY AGING CONSULTATION is available. See Refacée®
A: Wellness programs for healthy aging are not covered by most insurances, but may be reimbursable through a Healthcare Savings Account (HSA). A written bill and receipt will be provided upon your request. Although I do not participate in or bill insurance directly, I will provide a bill for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement, upon request. As there are many types of insurance plans with each provider, it is your responsibility to understand the terms of your insurance. *Those with Medicare Part B insurance from CMS will only be allowed to be part of the Healthy Aging program, NOT for physical therapy treatment. Please see Payment Terms and Policies.