THE
MADE 2 MOVE
DIFFERENCE

THE
MADE 2 MOVE
DIFFERENCE

Our team believes you can achieve anything through the right medical care, movement practice, and lifestyle changes. To accomplish all this, we are big on bringing it back to basics.

Our current medical environment is quick to tell us that we are broken and can only be fixed by pills, shots or surgery. M2M is here to show you that there is another way. Your body has the amazing ability to heal itself, to adapt and to survive in any environment. We just need to get out of our own way.

The path back to our healthiest self is not through canned approaches and outdated methods, such as ice packs, therabands, and stationary bikes. This one-dimensional strategy is rampant in traditional, third-party-pay physical therapy practices – you’ll soon see our tactics are delightfully different!

M2M is a private-pay, or cash-based, rehab and performance center. Before your heart seizes from sticker shock, let’s shed some light on what cash-based physical therapy is and how this method will likely save you time, money and resources, while also helping you achieve your desired results. True story.  

BREAK IT DOWN: CASH BASED MODEL DEFINED.

 

M2M chooses (emphasis on this being an intentional decision) a cash-based model for our practice.

In a cash-based treatment model, your M2M therapist enters into an agreement with you to provide physical therapy services in a manner that both parties have decided upon. (AKA: FULL TRANSPARENCY with no surprise bills 3 months in) to help you reach your treatment goals most efficiently.

You will pay at the time of service. This model allows us to focus on providing direct, one-on-one care, while keeping administrative costs low. You may pay for services using actual cash, a check, a credit/debit card, or with your HSA.

In some instances, you may also personally file for reimbursement from your insurance company to curb your out-of-pocket expense. (Psst, we have an app for that! Download here.)  Most insurance companies, with the exception of Medicare, Medicaid and some HMOs, will provide reimbursement for services received “out of network”. We can help you with this process.

Cash-based does not mean our team is short on the education, qualifications and accreditations necessary to provide you with best-in-class medical care. Double check our creds here.

We blend unique backgrounds in strength, conditioning and human performance to go well beyond rehab and help you live your happiest, healthiest life.

“Hardships often prepare people for extraordinary destiny.”

Why Cash-Based? Benefits By The Numbers.

 

We are not big on limitations – neither are you, which is why you’re here. In our 25+ years of collective experience, third-party payers pressuring for immediate diagnoses, insisting on confining treatments, and interfering with the therapy we want to provide often hurts the patient’s progress and hinders our ability to reach his or her goals.

Furthermore, (…can we get a drum roll, please?), out-of-pocket expenses over the course of physical therapy will often be less expensive for patients like you with a cash-based model than through traditional physical therapy practice.

SAY WHAT?!?!

Let’s compare the same path to recovery for two 35-year-old men recovering from a torn rotator cuff. Mike chooses to go the private-pay route with Made 2 Move, while Tim sticks with the Traditional third-party reimbursement track.

Before we dive into the breakdown, we will assume one crucial thing: both Iron Mike and Tiny Tim have met their annual deductible and have chosen conservative over surgery (which has better long-term outcomes according to the latest medical research) so Tim qualifies for reimbursement from his insurance, which typically looks like 20% out-of-pocket or $30 co-pays per session.

If we take the “standard” protocol in a insurance-based model for a torn rotator cuff in a healthy individual (25-35), the patient will typically need 4-6 months of rehab requiring passive and active PT (~2x per week) according to the US National Library of Medicine. In our model we typically see the patient 1x a week and give them a extensive home program so he or she can begin working on this stuff at home. We also see our patient on overage 6-10x during a plan of care and quickly go from rehabilitation to working on performance and prevention.

At the end of 6-months, Mike has spent $280 more out of pocket than his buddy Tim. Although both men were recovering from similar injuries, Mike invests less than a third of the time (10.6 vs. 32 hours) for a fuller recovery that got him back to the lifestyle he loved sooner. This outcome also doesn’t account for the intangibles around enjoying a dynamic, individualized care plan and relationship built with his M2M PT.

Furthermore, had Tim NOT met his deductible, this care path through traditional PT would have cost him $1,688 ($101 for the initial evaluation + 23 sessions at $69/ea) out of pocket, which would have him spending $688 more in less-effective care than if he had gone through M2M.

Which path will you choose to get back to your peak performance?

The Breakdown – M2M vs Traditional Model.

 

What is your health and fitness worth to you? At first blush, cash-based PT may seem like the more expensive option, but let’s take a look at what all you would invest for and the value you’d receive for that investment.

MADE 2 MOVE.

 

10 visits 20 minutes each way = 400 minutes in the car
(6 hours and 40 minutes)

TRADITIONAL PT.

 

30 visits 20 minutes each way = 1200 minutes in car
(20 hours)

MADE 2 MOVE.

 

100% of the time 1 hour 1on1 with a doctor of physical therapy

TRADITIONAL PT.

 

20-30 minutes or 50% or less of your appointment time

MADE 2 MOVE.

 

PT introduces cutting edge rehab techniques to include dry needling, BFR, manual therapies. Hope you’re ready to move because your PT has access to a full strength and conditioning gym, and plans to use it. Your sessions focus on overall health, fitness, and performance – 100% on you as the patient with a care plan decided by the physical therapist/patient team. Rehab doesn’t stop and is a continuous process to improve your performance and quality of life. Beyond recovery, you have a 1:1 performance PT that will help you avoid unnecessary surgeries, pharmaceuticals, & medical costs.

TRADITIONAL PT.

 

Patient spends most of the time on passive modalities (ice, heat, ultrasound, TENS), and weak exercise progression (therabands, bike, no gym equipment). Hoping for innovation? Nope. Because insurance companies do not reimburse for many therapy techniques and it takes 10+ years for a new medical procedure to be reimbursable by insurance, your PT’s hands are tied. Essentially, your care is decided by the insurance company not your physical therapist.

MADE 2 MOVE.

 

You pay upfront or at the end of each session. You know exactly what you are paying for and what that payment includes. Full transparency.

TRADITIONAL PT.

 

You may pay a copay or you may have to meet your deductible. You may pay your copay but still get a big bill 3 months later. Surprise, surprise?

MADE 2 MOVE.

 

Our cash-based model is often cheaper with higher deductible plans; especially when you factor in what insurance may or may not reimburse and when you look at the overall cost from longer plans of care. This doesn’t even begin to account for the value of preventative care – how much would you pay to avoid surgery, unnecessary MRIs, shots or pills?

TRADITIONAL PT.

 

Have you met your deductible? If so, you could be all right with $30 copays at each visit…depending on your insurance plan.

MADE 2 MOVE.

 

Let’s get to know each other. You enjoy full access to your PT team with email, messaging, phone calls, and next or same day appts. We will always return your call that day or next day. ALWAYS!

TRADITIONAL PT.

 

Questions or concerns? You may not get a call back for days and when you do, it’s from an admin or answering service – not your PT. Forget about messaging or email access. Want to go straight to the source with an appointment? Fine, but you may have to get on the three-week waiting list.

Which path will you choose to get back to your peak performance?