Rise Above POTS was founded to help those suffering with symptoms as a result of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome get their life back. Unfortunately most clinicians are not educated on this debilitating syndrome which leaves those who have been diagnosed with POTS struggling to find providers who understand and who can help them.
I have been successfully treating individuals with POTS in physical therapy for years and have done extensive research, educational lectures, webinars and consulting with other clinicians, physicians, patients and caretakers. Whether you're an athlete who now has post-concussive POTS, long-COVID POTS, or POTS as a result of various virus illnesses, I'm here to list and help you get your life back!
Insurance companies have become more and more strict with how we assess, treat and manage patient visits. They dictate how many visits we're given, what specific treatments we can use, and how long your appointment times are.
Unfortunately the limitations they dictate usually end up not being in the patient's favor which leaves patient's unhealed without meeting their goals.
I have chosen not to deal with the restrictions insurance providers dictate, and instead, focus that time and energy on my patients by being able to spend more time to listen and treat for however long or little is needed to achieve your goals.
More often than not, patients tend to get discharged from standard PT treatment before they have met their goals because insurance tells us we need to end. Being someone who is so passionate about helping those with POTS feel better, I find this unethical and not in line with my philosophy.
Pricing may seem daunting at first, but these days insurance copays can be just as much as a scheduled session with me. I've seen personal trainers without an educational background charge more. I'm here to help and work with you so if you have questions please reach out!
Please see the Services section above to see the cost of all services provided by Rise Above POTS!
If you are not quite sure making the investment in yourself is the right choice, schedule a free 15 minute phone consult to discuss your needs!
POTS is one of the few diagnoses we can effectively treat and manage without any manual intervention! Treatment is heavily reliant on building blood volume and autonomic balance through the use of exercise, mindfulness, and education!
However, stay tuned! In-person treatment might be in the works ;)
This is a great question! And the answer is YES! We require you have a method to monitor you heart rate and oxygen level. I recommend any pulse oximeter which can be conveniently purchased on Amazon or any local pharmacy. You DO NOT (and I repeat, DO NOT!) need to spend more than $20-30 on one of these!
You will also need access to some type of cardiovascular conditioning equipment. I recommend a recumbent or upright bike! This can be in your home, or at a gym. If you're looking into getting one for home, I highly recommend checking out Facebook Marketplace, asking friends and family, or reaching out to your local online groups! More often than not, people have cardio equipment they purchased (especially since the pandemic!) and it has now become a clothes hanger! It is very easy to find one for free with a little asking around!
Here's some of my suggestions for pulse oximeters!
YES! Rise Above POTS wasn't just founded to treat individuals with POTS, but also to educate treating and curious clinicians and physicians like yourself! Unfortunately there isn't enough resources for us out there and my goal is to help guide you through successful treatment! You can schedule a 1:1 virtual 60 minute consult with me any time! Just click above on services, then 1:1 consultation to schedule!
YES! Over the years I have educated and trained many clinicians, patients and physicians on the evaluation, treatment and management of individuals with POTS and couldn’t be more excited to share that knowledge with you all! Educational webinars are available for purchase to watch at any time that is convenient to you! You can find these soon under the Services section above!