FAQ’s

Find answers to common questions about Laura’s practice below.

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Where does Laura practice?

Laura’s private practice is located in Rochester, Minnesota. She is available for in-person and telemedicine appointments for residents of Minnesota. She is planning to expand to other states soon- stay tuned for updates!

Can I see Laura if I don’t live in Minnesota?

Yes! It can be difficult to find an experienced pelvic floor physical therapist in your area. Laura offers remote consultations and intensive out-of-town programs for those who live out of state.

Do you take my insurance?

Laura is out of network (OON) for all insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. That sounds scary, but it’s actually chalk full of benefits!

Are you cash based?

Yes- Laura’s practice is Fee for Service. Full payment is due at the time of service. She accepts major credit cards including eligible HSA/FSA cards. An itemized superbill can be provided upon request to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Every insurance company’s coverage is different. Be sure to answer all coverage questions with your insurance company in advance.

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is physical therapy completed through a HIPAA compliant/confidential video call. You must have a strong internet connection and device with camera and microphone to connect. This allows you to receive treatment from the comfort of your own home!

Who does Laura treat?

Laura treats female, male, transgender and gender non-conforming adults (18+). In-office and virtual appointments are available.

Do I need a referral?

The state of Minnesota allows patients to visit a provider for up to 90 days prior to requiring a referral for physical therapy treatment. Patients do not need a referral for wellness services, however, it is recommended you ask your insurance company how wellness services are covered in advance to avoid surprises.

How long are the sessions?

New patients begin with a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss your condition, goals and determine if it’s a good fit. Your first appointment is 90 minutes. Laura uses this time to understand your current function and medical history, create a personalized plan of care, provide initial treatment and education. All subsequent visits are 45 minutes.

What does out of network (OON) mean?

Out of network means the provider does not have a contract with an insurance provider. This comes with key benefits. Out of network providers are not limited to stipulations including number of visits, what type of treatment you receive, which provider you see, length of treatment process, etc. You determine the amount of care needed to reclaim a healthy quality of life.

How do you become a good pelvic floor physical therapist?

Mentoring is key. Pelvic floor dysfunction is very complex. Laura has completed years of on-the-job training and specialized education to master this area. The complexity of the pelvic floor shouldn’t discourage people interested in learning more! Laura offers one-on-one mentoring programs for professional interested in taking their services to the next level.