Welcome to Reavis Rehab!
Our mission is to provide health care of the highest quality to both the individuals and communities we serve.
Our dedicated staff of professionals will provide you with exceptional quality of comprehensive therapeutic care needed to promote, restore or maintain your health.
Our outpatient therapy clinic is designed for individuals of all ages. We offer a variety of therapy programs implemented by licensed Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapists in a unique, one-on-one atmosphere.
The Medicare Therapy Cap – You Can Make a Difference!
Your physical therapists (PT) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are lobbying
Congress to make sure that the therapy services you receive remain covered by Medicare. As Congress
continues its attempts to rein in Medicare costs, it is important for you to join in the fight and let your voice
be heard on Capitol Hill! You can help protect your physical therapy benefits by telling your local U.S.
Congressman and U.S. Senators to pass legislation to extend the Medicare therapy cap exceptions
process beyond December 31, 2013.
The Medicare therapy cap discriminates against Medicare beneficiaries who need care the most. The
therapy cap is a financial limit that has been placed on the amount of therapy services Medicare will cover.
In 2013, it caps coverage of outpatient rehabilitation services to $1,900 for physical therapy and speech
language pathology services and $1,900 for occupational therapy services. Not all patients will exceed the
cap, but Medicare beneficiaries who suffer from a stroke, have Parkinson’s disease, osteoporosis or multiple
instances of care are very likely to need more treatment than the cap permits. It is not fair to force those
who need care the most to choose between paying out of pocket for care, traveling to an outpatient hospital
setting, or the most likely scenario; forgoing care all together.
Congress has recognized the problem with the cap on therapy services in the past. Since the therapy caps
were passed by Congress in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Congress has passed several moratoriums to
keep the therapy caps from going into effect and harming Medicare beneficiaries. On January 1, 2013,
Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 which extended the Medicare therapy cap
exceptions process until December 31, 2013. If Congress does not take action by December 31, 2013, a
hard therapy cap will again be imposed on Medicare-covered therapy. Congress needs to provide a more
long term solution and protect Medicare beneficiaries by extending the exceptions process beyond
December 31, 2013 or completely repealing the cap (H.R. 713/S. 367).
What You Can Do:
It is important that you send a strong message to your Members of Congress and request that they pass
legislation to extend the Medicare therapy cap exceptions process beyond December 31, 2013!
- Call your Members of Congress TODAY. To reach your Member of Congress, contact the
Capitol switchboard at 202/224-3121. Ask the operator to direct you to your Member of Congress.
Ask your member of congress to sign onto the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act
(H.R. 713/S. 367) which repeals the therapy cap once and for all.
- Utilize APTA’s Patient Action Center (www.apta.org/PatientActionCenter) to send an e-mail
or letter to your Members of Congress TODAY. For sample letters and easy access to contacting
your Members of Congress by electronic means or download and print letters visit the Action
Instructor: Molly Johnson
Learn to Swim with the Shaw Method
This 6-week course is for you if you are an adult non-swimmer who finds it difficult to glide or swim a length of the pool or if you are uncomfortable putting your face in the water. The course aims to provide you with the foundations for mastering a graceful and sustained style of swimming.
By the end of the course you will have worked on these skills:
- discovering how to use your body’s natural buoyancy;
- perfecting a smooth glide with your face in the water;
- mastering the transition between air and water;
- developing good body rotation on your front and back; and
- coordinating an effective front crawl and backstroke leg action.
This class uses the Shaw Method, which is an Alexander Technique-based approach to swimming. It encourages 1) maintaining head-neck-back alignment while swimming, 2) differentiating propulsive and non-propulsive movements, 3) breathing with ease, and 4) cultivating a positive and exploratory approach to learning. For more information on the Shaw Method, please visit www.swimshawmethod.us.
Requirements: Please bring a one-time fee of $25 to your first class to pay for access to the pool.
Please arrive early so that you are dressed in a swimming suit and ready to enter the pool when class begins.
Please bring goggles, a towel, and a swimming cap (optional).
Showers are available at Reavis Rehab following the class.
Back Pain and Pain Management Therapy in Austin & Round Rock
Using Compassion and Humanity
Preferred Spine and Pain was created to help patients with pain receive treatment that ultimately allows them to regain control of their life. Dr. Matthew Kaplan understands that having pain affects every aspect of your life. Tasks that used to appear simple and routine now present themselves as a struggle or challenge. These tasks can impede your daily activities, making life more challenging than it should be.
Dr. Kaplan’s training at some of the most prestigious universities on the east coast has taught him some of the newest and most advanced pain management techniques. Our goal at Preferred Spine and Pain is to use a combination of interventional, pharmaceutical and conservative therapies to achieve a reduced pain state.
Preferred spine and pain works very closely with your physicians and other experts within the community to make sure that you are treated with compassion and humanity. Dr. Kaplan understands that not all pain can be cured, but that all pain can be reduced.