FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is an Athletic Trainer?
Athletic Trainers manage, prevent, and rehabilitate injuries in various kinds of athletes. They specialize in developing injury prevention plans and evaluating people for the risk of future injury. Athletic Trainers go through a medical-based education model to become board-certified and accredited with either a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate degree.
What is the difference between and Athletic Trainer and a Strength Coach?
An athletic trainer is a board-certified healthcare specialist who evaluates, treats, and rehabilitates sport injuries. A strength coach is someone who designs and implements sports-specific speed, agility, and conditioning training programs and workouts.
What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors emphasize the body’s ability to heal itself by performing manual therapy, joint manipulations, and prescribing exercises wit a focus on the musculoskeletal system. They earn a Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC) degree and are board-certified.
What is an adjustment?
An “adjustment” or a “manipulation” is a technique where a chiropractor applies a quick force to a joint in the body, reducing pain and discomfort and optimizing movement.
Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
When you change the pressure on a joint, like with an adjustment, gas bubbles are released, which creates the “popping” noise. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort tot the patient associated with this.
What is the Recovery Room for?
The Hybrid Recovery Room is a place for our patients to protect their body and recover from daily stressors. These may include work, training, or general body fatigue. We designed the Recovery Room to emulate a collegiate Athletic Training Room, so that our patients can recover with the same tools as the most elite athletes.
Do you only treat athletes?
You don't have to be a competitive athlete to benefit from care at Hybrid - but you might be treat you like one. In fact, we treat every patient like an athlete. We believe everyone has performance goals that they demand of their body. Whether you are trying to win a championship, do your job at work, keep up with your kids, or get your body out of pain, you expect a level of performance from your body - just like an athlete.
Why do you not take insurance?
Our priority is providing high-quality, affordable services for our patients. Insurance companies often limit the services received by patients because they dictate what treatments are covered and at what rate.
Lower reimbursements forces offices to operate on a high volume model, with reduced visit times, double booked appointments, and limited therapies offered for patients.
On top of that, insurance also dictates the amount of visits you are allowed. One of the most common reasons patients are discharged from physical therapy is not because they are better, but rather because they have run out of their allowed visits.
By not taking insurance, we can focus on the patient experience. We want our patients to feel like they're at the center of their treatment, not waiting for insurance approval or worrying about being discharged before your body has fully recovered.