We recommend that you schedule your consultation 6-8 weeks before your surgery, since muscle hypertrophies (grows in size) in 6 weeks. However, neuromuscular benefits (improved balance, "muscle memory") are evident immediately upon beginning an exercise program, so you will benefit from prehab anytime before your operation.
How much does it cost?
Our one-time in-home consultation costs $150. A consultation typically takes between 60-90 minutes, depending on your level of function and knowledge base. If you would like to schedule additional follow-up appointments to review your safety program and exercises, the cost is $90 per visit. Your additional visits typically last 60 minutes. Please see our pricing page for details
Where are you located?
Our services are offered exclusively in the privacy and comfort of your own home. This allows us to customize your recovery goals to your specific needs, but it also limits the area that we can realistically serve. At this time, we are serving most of coastal north county San Diego including Encinitas, Del Mar, Carlsbad and La Jolla. If you live outside these areas, we can still provide consultations and treatment, but there may be a small additional fee to cover the cost of transportation.
Will my insurance cover prehab?
At this time, we do not directly handle insurance claims. However, if you have a flexible spending account (FSA), we will give you a signed letter of medical necessity. As licensed physical therapists, our signature indicates that your participation in this program will contribute to improved post-op outcomes, through education and preparation for surgery. You may submit the signed form to your health account representative, and in most cases, will receive full reimbursement for your consultation and treatment.
Will Victory offer post-op physical therapy?
At this time, Victory only offers preoperative consultations, and additional prehab visits. However, we are happy to assist you with selecting your postoperative physical therapy provider, if you wish.
What should I wear?
We recommend that you wear loose, comfortable clothes, such as sweatpants or shorts and a T-shirt or sweatshirt. Please wear socks and athletic shoes, if possible.
How do I get started?
Please submit the form on our contact page, including the date of your surgery and email address. We will contact you by email, and provide a health history form, informed consent form, and consultation request form, which we ask you to fill out before your consultation. You can also find the forms on our forms page.
What if I want/need more than two additional prehab visits?
You can either choose to work with a Victory Prehab physical therapist for an additional cost of $80/visit or we can put you in touch with a mobile outpatient physical therapist or orthopedic physical therapy clinic. Should we find a treatable injury in your initial eval, or find that you are deeply deconditioned and would benefit from formal PT beyond prehab training, we will promptly refer you to an appropriate physical therapy program to meet your needs. The added bonus is that if you receive these services, they are almost always covered by your insurance!
Is this physical therapy?
While all of our services are provided by California-licensed doctors of physical therapy, we do not actually provide physical therapy services. Our program is a fitness/education/preparation program for individuals preparing to have elective surgery. We provide a preliminary fitness screen at the beginning of your consultation, and if we determine that you may have a treatable diagnosis, we will refer you to your physician, who can provide a prescription or physical therapy.
Do I need a prescription?
Because we are not diagnosing or treating a condition, you do not need a prescription to sign up with Victory Prehab. However, we do require that you have your physician fill out our preoperative consultation request form, so he/she is aware of your plan to adapt your fitness program to prepare for surgery.
Still have Questions?
We are happy to discuss our program in greater depth. We are here to help you, and we will do our best to provide whatever information you are seeking.