FAQ

What do I do?

I create personalized pain reduction programs to help women regain their ability to heal & restore their bodies to live pain free, vibrant & strong lives.

How do I do that?

I guide people through a systematic process to notice with how their own body is moving & responding. Based on this information each client is guided through the best treatment approach to address their most problem area. Please see What can I expect at my first session? for a more detailed answer.

What are my fees?

We have various options that may fit your needs. Please call the office to discuss your options.

How long do the results last?

It’s more natural for our bodies to be in balance, the results will last unless something throws you off again.

How long is the session?

Each session is 1 hour long with the exception of the initial assessment/treatment session which is 1.5 hours long.

What can I expect at my first session?

Please wear comfortable clothing that is easy for you to move your body in. You will be initially asked some questions based on the answers from your health questionnaire that you filled out prior to your visit. We will work together to find out what areas of your body you are having the most challenges with. We will also explore the areas in your life you are stressed about and noticing how that is impacting your physical body. We will complete a thorough assessment of your body looking at range of motion, pain levels, muscle strength, balance, and how you move. Depending on what your overall goal is will determine the route that will be taken how to best support your body in achieving that particular goal.

How many sessions do I need?

This depends on what your goals are. What your symptoms are you suffer from and how readily your system responds to this program. You may need a weekly visit for a month. We design your treatment plan based on what you need. We alter that plan as needed. We co-create this session to meet your personalized needs. We work together to reach your goals, and then to stabilize you at that level.

Why is insurance not filed?

Insurance is not filed because the Business Model necessary for an insurance-based PT/wellness practice does not support the Treatment Model that I follow. What does this all mean for you? Therapists in clinics that bill insurance have to see at least 2 patients per hour (usually many more) to make ends meet. Insurance companies tend to reimburse clinics only about half of what they bill. In many ways, insurance companies dictate or at least influence the treatment that patients receive at these clinics, and I refuse to allow that to be the case at Wendy Retzer PT, MPT. Each of my clients receives an hour of one-on-one care with me.

What type of conditions are helped with the brain body integration work?

Muscle Tension/Weakness/Pain

Balance & Physical Coordination

Stress Reduction

Attention, concentration & focus

Memory

Organization skills

Relationship with self & others

Self responsibility

What are my credentials?

Bachelors of Science in Life Science Loma Linda University

Master of Physical Therapy Loma Linda University

Licensed Brain Gym Consultant/Instructor

Touch for Health Levels 1-4

Klemmer & Associates Leadership Training

Total Motion Release Practitioner

LSVT BIG certified for Parkinson’s Disease

What is Brain Body Integration?

Our entire brain/body are connected. What happens in the brain effects the body and what happens in the body effects the brain. Based on the goals you come in with I guide you in finding how your body and brain can work together more efficiently and effectively so you can have less pain, be stronger have more energy to go out and hike, surf, play with your kids/grandkids, travel.

What is muscle testing?

In treatment sessions sometimes muscle testing is use to assess what your body needs at that particular moment to best support it in achieving the results that you desire. In sessions with Wendy Retzer this method is not used to anyway diagnose a medical condition of any type.