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Our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal if given the chance. At Rise Physical Therapy Scott Moreland, Doctor of Physical therapy focuses on removing the tension and inflammation that builds with everyday life, traumatic injuries and surgeries. Each patient receives individualized treatment tailored to their goals, their needs and their body. Most sessions will focus on the painless and powerful technique of Fascial Counterstrain. With a little help you can Rise up, Rise again, Rise better than you were before.

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Scott Moreland, DPT

Since becoming a physical therapist I have always looked for the most effective and impactful treatments for my patients. Early in my career this led me to a certification in joint manipulation as well as specialization in muscle training. With each new technique I found myself more effective in helping my patients.


However, I was completely unprepared for the profound changes I would see with Counterstrain. Using just the content from the Introduction to Fascial Counterstrain course I was suddenly helping patients faster than I ever had and in some cases improving symptoms I never dreamt of changing. I was hooked immediately and have been striving for excellence in Counterstrain ever since. Each year I pack as many classes into my schedule as possible.


Currently, I am have taken more Fascial Counterstrain classes than any other practitioner in the Kansas City area

  • Why come to Rise Physical Therapy?
    Because each session at Rise Physical Therapy is one-on-one and focused on achieving improvements each and every session. Most patients will have more relief in a shorter time than they would attending traditional therapy for a longer time, ultimately saving them time and money and with better results to boot.
  • What should I expect during my first visit?
    We will begin with a comprehensive medical history followed by a thorough evaluation of your body including motion, strength, tissue restrictions, and movement patterns. Please wear loose, comfortable-fitting clothes that allow free movement. We will discuss the findings of the evaluations and work together on establishing goals, forming a plan, and setting reasonable expectations for therapy. In most cases, there will still be ample time remaining to begin treatment that day.
  • What can I expect during a typical session?
    Most sessions will focus on the gentle release of tension and restrictions in your body by using Counterstrain. I will constantly assess and reassess joints, movement, muscles, and other tissues. Changes are expected during each session. As the patient your job is to help verify whether or not we are on the right track by letting me know how you feel. Can you move better? Does this area still hurt? Do you still feel "x" or does it feel different? Together we will find and eliminate the restrictions in your body that may be holding you back. While Counterstrain does involve finding tenderpoints to verify these restrictions, the process of eliminating these tenderpoints is normally a very relaxing experience.
  • How long is each visit?
    At Rise Physical Therapy treatment sessions are offered in 60, 90 and 120 minute blocks. Many physical therapy clinics only offer 30 or 45 minute sessions. Some clinics even operate with one therapist seeing multiple patients simultaneously. As a therapist either situation makes it extremely challenging to truly address the cause of a patient’s pain, and can lead to more visits, more money, and often disappointing results.
  • How many visits will it take to feel relief?
    Most people will begin to show improvement within the first session or two. For maximal relief acute injuries tend to resolve faster than chronic ones. However, every person has a unique body, history, and combination of restrictions. After all information is gathered during the initial evaluation, we will discuss expectations for your unique situation. Sometimes 100 percent relief is achieved, but not always. I pride myself on honestly communicating realistic expectations. If needed, I will refer you to a doctor or another provider. If I have done all I can I will tell you so.
  • Do you take my insurance?
    Rise Physical Therapy is not contracted with any insurance companies and is therefore considered an out-of-network provider. A receipt will be provided upon request which oftentimes can be submitted to your health insurance provider for reimbursement. However, this is not a guarantee of reimbursement. It is the patient’s sole responsibility to contact their insurance carrier to determine their out-of-network benefits.
  • Why don't you take my insurance?
    The traditional physical therapy model rewards therapists for the number of units billed, not the outcomes achieved. As a result, many insurance companies restrict treatments with arbitrary visit limits, cumbersome authorizations, and declining reimbursements. By treating patients according to their needs and goals (not the insurance company’s needs and goals), Rise Physical Therapy is able to offer longer, more effective sessions that are unsustainable under the traditional model.
  • Do I need a referral to visit you?
    Kansas is a direct access state, meaning you can come to physical therapy without a referral. There may be some circumstances in which continuing therapy after three weeks requires a referral and we will discuss that as indicated. In addition, while many insurance companies do not require a referral to pay for out-of-network physical therapy benefits, some do. If you are planning on submitting a receipt for reimbursement of out of network benefits, I highly recommend you contact your insurance carrier before initiating therapy to understand their requirements.
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