FAQ’s- Frequently Asked Questions

1. “I’ve been to many Physical Therapists and practitioners before with little long-term relief. If I decide to make an appointment with you, how will it be any different?     

  • We treat people not parts!
  • We understand the magnitude of “Shrink Wrap Syndrome” (*add link to blog post about this)
  • We understand that change is a process not an event.
  • We understand that humans change one small step at a time and require long-term consistent contact and support to effect lasting behavioral change.

2. Do services at Allies for Change include manual therapies and bodywork of any kind?


  1. The “Terrie Carpenter” method which combines quieting the nervous system, fascial unwinding, joint decompression, and musculoskeletal repatterning.
  2. Various massage modalities including Eastern and Western styles such as Shiatsu, Thai, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, and Myofascial Therapies.

3. Your website claims you create individualized treatment plans…how does this work?

Our initial evaluation is the cornerstone for creating an individualized treatment  plan. We look in-depth at every factor in a person’s life that is contributing to their pain. Our initial evaluation is a 2 hour, one-on-one session.

In this time, the individual is invited to tell their whole pain story (from birth to present day) including any and all injuries, surgeries, accidents, traumas and their fears and sense of hopelessness. They are also assessed for any musculoskeletal imbalances and/or soft tissue disturbances. This initial session usually concludes with a hands-on treatment we call nesting, that works directly on quieting the nervous system.

This evaluation combined with the information gained by connecting with any other involved healthcare practitioners (i.e. therapists, doctors,  trainers, etc) sets the stage for an individualized plan that the client feels engaged with and in charge of.

4. Does Allies for Change accept insurance?

No, we do not take insurance. However Physical Therapy services are often reimbursable. Upon request, we can provide clients with coded invoices that they can then submit to their individual insurance companies.

5. “How often would I have to come and see you?”

After the initial evaluation, it’s not about how often that matters but it’s about engaging in a long-term process that supports you making your desired changes. We work with our clients to create a plan that is feasible from a financial and scheduling standpoint.  We do this by combining one-on-one/in-person sessions, with regular support communications through texting, telephone calls, and skype sessions.