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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens during a session? What should I wear?
    Your visit will consist of an initial conversation about your symptoms and expectations followed by a physical assessment and treatment. Treatment involves gentle touch to the body. During the treatment you will stay dressed. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and avoid wearing skirts or dresses. After the treatment, advice and follow up care is discussed.
  • What is the COVID safety protocol?
    1. All patients are required to wear face masks during the appointment. 2. The therapist is wearing a face mask during the treatment. 3. Only one person is allowed to stay with the patient in the office. 4. Shoes will be removed and left outside the door. 5. Hand sanitizer will be utilized before every treatment by therapist and client. 6. Temperatures will be checked before every treatment. 7. All surfaces will be disinfected between clients with HOCI (hypochlorous acid). See website for information on HOCI: 8. New sheets will be provided for each client. 9. Blankets will not be provided. If you need a blanket during your treatment, please bring your own. 10. Gloves are available for patients upon request. 11. All instruments like pens, weights, and foam rollers will be disinfected after each use. 12. A Germguardian HEPA/UV air filter will be used throughout the day, windows will be opened and the air will be purified with an HOCI aerosol spray in between clients. 13. There is no reception area, which reduces risk. 14. There is an outside waiting area in the front yard. 15. If you have symptoms, please call to reschedule. The cancellation policy will not be enforced if cancelation is related to COVID-19. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions regarding to the safety procedures. Walper Manual Osteopathic is striving to accommodate any method of precaution you need to feel safe.
  • How many sessions do I need?
    Each individual response to a treatment is unique and the number of sessions varies widely. Infants and Children often only need 2-3 sessions to relief the problem. Some adults feel some immediate benefit or pain relief after just one treatment. However, most clients need more sessions. Usually,between 4 and 8 consultations are recommended, depending on the severity of the problem. Regular check-ups after 6 - 12 weeks are encouraged for both children and adults. Over 80% of conditions have their roots in chronic problems and have developed over a long period of time. Therefore, treatment won't be an "immediate fix". However, changes to the bodies system can be made and over time the health trajectory of the client may be changed.
  • What will I experience after a session?
    Just as the treatment length varies with each individual, the experiences after a session can be diverse as well. Some people feel a very deep relaxation, which may be accommodated by tiredness; others have increased energy. Your pain may decrease right after the first session and your function improves. Other times, it takes 3-4 sessions until a change can be felt and the effects develop gradually over the next few days after a treatment. If no change is felt after 4-5 sessions, a new treatment plan should be developed. In some cases the patient may experience some mild muscle soreness for one or two days as a result of the body readjusting to the new posture. Hot epsom salt bath are helpful in relieving these side effects.
  • Are there any conditions that shouldn't be addressed with manual osteoapthic treatment?
    There are a few situations when manual osteopathic treatment is not recommended They include acute aneurysm, recent fractures, cerebral hemorrhage or other severe bleeding disorders. If you have any questions about whether these situations apply to you, seek the advice of your physician before receiving a treatment. Always let the practitioner know whether you have any implants or joint replacements.
  • Does my health insurance pay for the sessions?
    Walper Manual (WMO) is not contracted with any health insurance. Payment is due in full after the session. Cash,check and credit card are accepted. Superbills for insurance reimbursement can be provided upon request, Please note that is not providing diagnosis codes. Those codes can be obtained from your physician. Health Savings Accounts can be used for payment. Car Insurance usually reimburses up to 100% after car accidents. Please call your insurance for details and claim number.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    48 hours advance notice is required when cancelling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give 48 hours advance notice, and your spot cannot be filled, you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment. If you need to cancel because of COVID-19 related symptoms, the cancelation policy will not be enforced. No-shows Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show.” They will be charged in full for their “missed” appointment. Late Arrivals If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.
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