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Office Info

Email Address
info@juliakegelman.com

Office Phone
(302) 753-3355

Fall 2023 Hours

Monday
9:00 to 3:00 (Wilmington)

Tuesday
9:00 to 3:00 (Newark)

Wednesday
Acute Care Visits (Wilmington)

Thursday
9:00 to 3:00 (Wilmington)

Friday
9:00 to Noon (Wilmington)

Ready to take the next step toward wholeness and wellbeing?

If you would like more information on my services, please send an email to info@juliakegelman.com or call (302) 753-3355. I usually respond within 24 hours on business days.

Julia Kegelman Physical Therapist sits at a Laptop computer in her Northern Delaware office.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I know I need Manual Physical Therapy?

Pain or even discomfort is not normal. Any sensation of tension or distress is your body’s way of telling you it needs care. Infants and children express this by crying, having restless nights or any other behaviors that disrupt the family dynamic. If you or someone in your family is constantly agitated or limiting daily activities because of pain or the fear of pain, it’s time to take action.

Why would an infant need manual physical therapy?

Babies come into this world with fascial restrictions from growing in a cramped space and then working through the physical challenge of being born either vaginally or via C-section. These restrictions limit efficient physiological movement and upregulate the nervous system making it harder to eat, sleep, and process the sensory input from both their internal and external worlds. Craniosacral therapy will restore balance in the fascial and neural systems so that your baby can go through all the stages of normal growth and development as easily as possible.

What is your payment policy?

As far as payment goes, I am an out of network provider to all insurance carriers. This allows me the freedom to work with you one-on-one, for as much time as we see fit.

As an out-of-network provider, I take payment at the time of service via cash, check, or credit card. This includes health savings account cards. At the end of the month, I can provide documentation needed for you to submit a claim if you feel it would benefit you.

Unfortunately Medicare and Medicaid do not accept claims from my practice. If you are using these public plans, you will be enacting your HIPPA privacy rights when signing my consent forms in order to enable me to provide services to you. Likewise, each commercial insurance plan is unique and I recommend calling your carrier to find out what the process is for submitting an out-of-network claim within your plan. Questions to ask include:

  1. What are my out of network physical therapy benefits? They should tell you if you have an out of network deductible and what percentage reimbursement you receive once that has been met.
  2. Will I get reimbursed based on the charges or a predetermined value for PT in my area?
  3. Do I need a pre authorization to get reimbursed?
  4. Do I need to submit a prescription with my claim?
  5. How long do I have to submit a claim from the date of service?

What are your rates for service?

  • Treatment Charge $160/ hour.
  • Evaluation Charge is $65
  • Adult Initial evaluations are typically 90 minutes ($225 = $160 + $65)
  • Adult follow ups are usually 60 minutes ($160)
  • Pediatric initial evaluations 60 minutes ($145 = $80 + $65)
  • Pediatric follow ups 30-60 minutes ($80-$160)

How many visits will I need?

Clients typically schedule once every 1-4 weeks. The frequency depends on your goals, how your body responds to treatment, and the time and resources you would like to invest in this work. Infants and those with acute conditions or specific goal deadlines typically come more frequently. While those with chronic conditions or sensitive nervous systems tend to do better with more time between visits to process the changes before their next visit.

I can’t afford care if my insurance doesn’t cover it.

Choosing how to spend your money can be a challenge. If you agree that health and wellbeing are the most valuable assets you have in this life, then paying for this work for yourself or your child will be well worth your investment. Mechanical restrictions in the body can snowball into much more complex problems leaving you with even greater medical expenses, lost productivity, and emotional hardship.

In a time when health insurance corporations dictate so much of your care and are paying for less and less, you will be able to work directly with me to create a plan of care that meets your goals as well as your budget. And if you have commercial insurance or are a member of a health share, I will provide you with the necessary documents to submit a claim.

That said, if cash based care is not within your means, there are many quality, insurance based physical therapy providers in our area. I alway recommend The Back Clinic as they offer private one on one care needed to really get to the core of a complex problem. Performance PT and Elite PT are two additional PT owned practices that center care around the patient not the profits.

Where is your office located?

I primarily treat from my home office and also see clients at The Birth Center on Tuesdays. Upon booking an appointment with me, you will be sent directions to my home office. 

Home Office
North Wilmington near the intersection of Shipley and Weldin Rd.

The Birth Center (Tuesday only)
620 Churchmans Road
Newark, DE 19702
www.thebirthcenter.com

Fall 2023 Hours:
Monday – 9:00 to 3:00 (Wilmington)

Tuesday – 9:00 to 3:00 (Newark)

Wednesday – Acute Care Visits (Wilmington)

Thursday – 9:00 to 3:00 (Wilmington)

Friday – 9:00 to Noon (Wilmington)

What should I wear to my visit?

Non binding clothing made of flexible material will allow me to most accurately assess and efficiently treat your body. Please avoid jeans, belts, underwire bras and super tight sports bras. When you arrive, I will ask you to remove any jewelry, watches, hair ties, glasses, and shoes. Think “lounge wear” or “active wear” like sweatpants and t-shirts. Feel free to bring a change of clothes to modify what you’re wearing when you arrive.

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