Frequently Asked Questions
What is my first appointment like?
Getting a complete history will help to understand how your concerns have been affecting your life. Please complete intake online through our scheduling system. It is very important that intake questionnaire is completed before the initial appointment in order to make the most use of our time together. This helps to provide you with the best quality treatment. Information provided is entirely confidential and follow HIPPA rules. The more complete a history you can provide, the easier it will be to communicate as you and Jamie develop a treatment plan.
How do I know if I need pelvic therapy?
Maybe you stopped running or taking an exercise class because you’re worried about leakage, organ prolapse, or you go to the bathroom 26 times a day and it’s affecting your ability to focus on your work. Maybe sex with your partner is no longer enjoyable because of pain and scar tissue affecting pelvic floor. Maybe you are tired of being in pain,. Love yourself enough to get treated.
Do you accept my insurance?
Zest is an out-of-network provider and can provide documentation for you to submit for insurance reimbursement. We cannot advise you on this as each company’s rules and each person’s case is different. Still, we’re happy to fill out any paperwork that they require in order to help your case. Payment is due at time of therapy, keeping insurance companies out of our practice. This means there are no surprise bills from your insurance company. no copays, and we can develop a more holistic care plan.
What problems do you address?
Jamie treats pre-natal & post-natal, all genders, individuals with joint hypermobility, unexplained chronic pain, muscle & joint pain, men and women with stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, & headaches. Jamie also treats individuals pre or post pelvic surgeries.
How many sessions will I need?
This varies and it depends on multiple variables. Usually people experience positive results after just a couple visits. The initial evaluation will provide an opportunity to assess what time frame can be expected.
How can I schedule an initial evaluation?
Call our office Sunday – Wednesday 11:00AM -8:00PM. (904) 776-6596.
What should I wear for my sessions?
For treatment to be most effective, we need to treat the skin directly. Please bring comfortable, loose-fitting shorts and, for women, a sports bra or bathing suit top. Additionally, please avoid putting ANYTHING on your skin, such as lotion or oil, on the day of your appointment. Even a small amount can make it challenging to engage the fascia without sliding on the skin.
What is MFR: Myofascial Release Therapy?
John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, (JFB-MFR) is a full body, hands on technique that releases the fascial system. The myofascial release approach is an intensive, generally mild and gentle form of stretching performed by qualified therapists who have been highly trained. These techniques have profound effects upon the body tissues. Because of its gentleness, many individuals wonder how it could possibly work. Because the facial system is interconnected, symptoms may appear in areas of the body one might assume are unrelated to the actual restricted area. Myofascial restrictions do not show up on any of the standard tests (x- rays, CAT scans, MRI’s etc.) so these myofascial restrictions have been ignored or misdiagnosed.
Is MFR like a deep tissue massage?
Unlike deep tissue massage, John F. Barnes Myofascial Release approach uses no force but rather long, sustained holds. The therapist’s hands sink into the tissue, just to the point of resistance. The therapist then holds at that barrier until the fascia is ready to soften and release for 3-5 minutes or more. People report it feels like a deep stretch, taffy stretching, or butter melting. Myofascial Release can create a more spacious area for your bones & tissue to move and take pressure off pain sensitive structures. Jamie feels fortunate to have been trained by John F. Barnes who developed his approach over 50 years ago.
Does MFR hurt?
Myofascial release can feel like pressure or a slow stretch in the immediate area under the therapist’s hands. It’s also common to feel sensations in seemingly unrelated areas of the body, maybe the site of an old injury or scar. These fascial connections may or may not make sense to you at the time, but instead of figuring out the sensations, simply feel them. Therapeutic pain may occur, and people will sometimes have pain for several hours to a day after MFR. During this time, it is especially important to remain hydrated as your body metabolizes waste products. There is the possibility MFR may trigger a healing crisis can cause a temporary emotional change. You may develop temporary pain in new areas & feel lightheaded or nauseous a day later, but this resolves quickly & afterwards people experience remarkable improvement in their symptoms.
What Our Clients Say
“I started working with Jamie after having my first baby. She always put me at ease during our sessions and it was obvious she was dedicated to helping me feel better. I improved physically and mentally in so many ways thanks to her expertise in pelvic health.”