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Who is Evolve Physical Therapy?

My name is Kim Chula-Maguire. I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a lifelong athlete who was introduced to physical therapy through my own soccer and running injuries. As an avid and competitive Master’s runner and physical therapist, I am particularly well-positioned to understand and treat running injuries as well as general orthopedic issues. More info here on my academic and work background, and here on my running background.  

I created EVOLVE Physical Therapy to offer a superior physical therapy experience, expertly tailored to meet your needs.  

Are you REady to feel your best?

 if you have a question about EVOLVE or physical therapy in general, Contact me to learn more.

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what we do

EVOLVE provides physical therapy, a form of rehabilitative medicine commonly used to manage an individual’s pain, injury and/or movement dysfunction. Historically, therapy is provided in a clinic where you are one of several patients juggled by your therapist or therapist’s assistant. Treatment tools vary depending on your condition, but may include the following:

EVOLVE employs the same treatment tools as traditional physical therapy clinics, but we offer them fee-for-service. This means we do not contract with insurance companies, thus giving us ultimate flexibility with your treatment. We are also mobile – we come to you! We strive to make therapy as individualized, convenient, and accessible as possible.

why choose evolve physical therapy?

EVOLVE Physical Therapy was designed with a vision for putting patients first.  This is achieved by 2 unique factors: 

  1. It’s a mobile practice  – EVOLVE comes to you, in person, or via telehealth. Sessions can take place at your home, at your office, in a gym – whatever is most convenient for you.
  2. EVOLVE is an option for EVERYONE, no matter your insurance.  EVOLVE is an out-of-network provider for all commercial insurances. EVOLVE will collect payment upfront from the patient and then bill insurance for out-of-network benefits. This results in an optimized physical therapy experience tailored to your specific needs rather than to the needs of the insurance company.

This style of concierge medical care boasts numerous benefits and is on the rise across the country. As a patient of a concierge practice, you can expect:

  1. More 1-1 time with your therapist
  2. Improved communication with your therapist
  3. Quicker healing times

You might think of a concierge practice as premium health care. See below for a more detailed comparison of concierge vs. traditional medical care. 

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Evolve physical therapy

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We come to you either in your home, your office, or any other convenient location. Or we can meet via secure video connection. We know life is busy and want to make your therapy convenient, not a hassle.

Because EVOLVE Physical Therapy is not at the mercy of limited insurance reimbursement rates and high overhead costs, the therapist can afford to spend a full hour with each patient. You will never be double booked. You will never be passed off to an assistant or left alone. This leads to superior care and improved long term outcomes.   

EVOLVE Physical Therapy will do an evaluation to determine your treatment needs. We can treat you for as many or as few sessions as necessary to  efficiently get to the root of your problem. Maybe you just need a “tune-up” every other month – something impossible under most insurance plans. EVOLVE Physical Therapy will work with you to determine the most convenient, flexible and efficient way to deliver your therapy.  

Because we are able to work with you 1-on-1 for every visit, you will recover more quickly as compared to a traditional clinic. Fewer visits means less money out of your pocket.

See this worksheet to see how paying your provider directly can actually save you money.

Traditional Insurance Model

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Driving to a clinic for several weekly appointments wastes time. Further, you may not get preferred appointment times which can lead to missed visits and longer recovery times.

Due to decreasing insurance reimbursement rates and high overhead costs, traditional physical therapy clinics often double or triple book patients in order to make a profit. This means that you have limited 1-on-1 time with your therapist, which can diminish the quality of care and lead to longer recovery times.

Your insurance company may limit visit frequency, volume, or access to certain services. This can negatively impact outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Because traditional clinics may limit 1-on-1 time with your therapist, healing may require an increased number of visits. If you have a copay, those extra visits can become expensive.

See this worksheet to see how your copays can actually end up costing you more than paying your provider directly.  

Physical therapy services

We currently serve patients in RI and MA. If you’re ready to get started, contact me for more information and for scheduling information. If you have more questions before choosing EVOLVE, I’d be happy to chat to answer them. Schedule a time for a no-cost conversation to answer your questions and find out if we’re a good match to work together.

Mobile Services
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In-person visits can be performed at a mutually convenient location. Your therapist can come to your home, your work, your gym, wherever is convenient. 

During this initial visit, we identify your concerns by taking a subjective history of the injury, followed by applicable tests and measures. We use this information to design a working diagnosis and treatment plan.

During your follow-up visits, we work together, one-on-one, for the full visit time. Visit activities are dependent upon your individual treatment plan, but may include manual care, corrective exercise, therapeutic exercise, self management techniques, etc.

Same activities as regular follow-up visits, but at a discounted rate if you buy in a package. Payment required in advance.  

Same activities as regular follow-up visits, but at a discounted rate if you buy in a package. Payment required in advance.

Same activities as regular follow-up visits, but at a discounted rate if you buy in a package. Payment required in advance.

Telehealth Services
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Telehealth visits have the same goals as in-person visits, but are done via video chat. All systems are HIPAA compliant. To use this option, you are required to have a computer or phone with video and microphone capability. Further instructions will be provided upon scheduling. 

During this initial visit, we identify your concerns by taking a subjective history, followed by applicable tests and measures. We use that information to form a  working diagnosis and treatment plan.

During your follow-up visits, you will work one-on-one with your therapist via video. Visit activities are dependent upon your individual treatment plan, but may include education in self treatment techniques (eg. self joint mobilization and self massage techniques), corrective exercise, therapeutic exercise, etc.  

Same activities as regular follow-up visits, but at a discounted rate if you buy in a package. Payment required in advance.

Same activities as regular follow-up visits, but at a discounted rate if you buy in a package. Payment required in advance.

Same activities as regular follow-up visits, but at a discounted rate if you buy in a package. Payment required in advance.

Extras
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There may be instances in which you don’t want a full therapy plan of care, but just need a quick consult, or a quick treatment of some pesky pain. I can help you! Contact me to discuss your individual needs.

Dry needling is an intervention used to help alleviate trigger points in muscles. For more information about needling read this synopsis from the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 

This option is for individuals who are experiencing an acute episode of pain/discomfort. Maybe you spent the weekend working around the house and your back is sore, or you just did a long run and have tightness in your legs. If you don’t have the time or need to commit to a full plan of care, you can opt for a session – or a few sessions, of manual interventions aimed at alleviating muscle soreness and joint restriction.  

Long term maintenance packages are available for individuals who are or who have been patients at EVOLVE Physical Therapy. For example, if you know that marathon training typically tears up  your legs, you might want to have maintenance sessions every week or two to prevent small issues from developing into full blown injuries. Or, maybe you just like to be proactive with your health and want tune-ups on a regular schedule. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Contact Me

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Get your questions answered and get on the road to feeling your best:

Schedule a  Discovery Call

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Email: kim@evolveptri.com

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Call/text:  (401) 830-2330

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I look forward to hearing from you!

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