RPG Kinesiotherapy, LLC

Non-Medical Pain Relief


Overview

Postural asymmetry (misalignment) is frequently associated with musculoskeletal pain.  Dr. Gustafson uses gentle, client-controlled, stretching, strengthening and positioning activities to reestablish the postural alignment intended for proper musculoskeletal functioning.  Spinal stability is also addressed to complement the postural realignment.  Over a period of weeks muscle lengths are reset and your skeleton is repositioned for a gradual return to the postural alignment originally intended for your body.  If you’ve been told that surgery is the only thing that will relieve your pain, consider one more option.  While we can’t help everyone, these techniques have provided relief to many people with low-back, hip, shoulder, neck and wrist pain, etc. - without the use of medication, surgery or manipulation.  Dr. Gustafson is often asked how this method differs from chiropractic.  This method differs in that the client is an active participant in the method, using his/her own muscles to  improve alignment rather than manipulation.  The client is the one controlling the activity.

Getting Started

Request a referral from a licensed practitioner with privileges to make referrals (physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, etc.).  Dr. Gustafson will send you forms to complete and have ready for your first appointment.

Contact Dr. Gustafson for an appointment.  Allow a 2-hour time period for your appointment.

Three to five days prior to the appointment, you will email Dr. Gustafson 4 posture photos (front, back, left side, right side).  For the photos please wear shorts that reveal the knees, a t-shirt with the tail tucked in the waistband of the shorts and no socks or shoes.  Do not “pose” for the photo - just assume a relaxed posture.  If you’re not sure you are completely relaxed, march in place for 5-10 seconds before taking the photo.


Making an Appointment

Request a referral from a licensed practitioner with privileges to make referrals (physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, etc.).  Referrals may be submitted to our secure fax line.  Referrals may also be sent via USPS to RPG Kinesiotherapy-LLC, 501 Hunters Run, Edgefield, SC 29824.  Referrals may also be sent to our secure fax line:  866.764.9662.

Contact Dr. Gustafson for an appointment.  Allow a 2-hour time period for your appointment.

Dr. Gustafson will be receiving new clients beginning in May, 2017.

About Your Appointment

Prior to the appointment, you will email Dr. Gustafson 4 posture photos (front, back, left side, right side).  Wear shorts that reveal the knees, a t-shirt with the tail tucked in the waistband of the shorts and no socks or shoes.  Do not “pose” for the photo - just a relaxed posture.  If you’re not sure you are completely relaxed, march in place for 5-10 seconds before taking the photo.  

Prior to your arrival Dr. Gustafson will, based on an evaluation of the posture photos, develop a therapy plan.  When you arrive Dr. Gustafson will gather information about the location of the pain, when the pain occurs and how long you have experienced  the pain.

Wear a t-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes for your appointment.

You will complete a number of movements, most of which are not effort-intensive, to begin modifying muscle length relationships which, over time, will modify your posture, leading to improved function and reduction of pain.

Dr. Gustafson will provide you with a routine to perform each day before your next appointment.

An appointment will be scheduled for your next session.


Rates

$69.00/visit

There is no time limit per visit although most visits can be completed within 1.5-2.0 hours.



Six visits for $299.00

Clients may also purchase 6 visits in advance to be used within one year from the date of purchase.  If, after purchasing and completing a six-visit package, the client requires additional visits, the client will pay on a per visit basis at the rate of $39.00 per visit.

Guarantee

If the client does not obtain some level of pain reduction during the first visit, there will be no charge and no obligation to continue.  If the client does experience some level of pain reduction, or the client requests a second visit, the client will be charged for the initial visit and any subsequent visit according to the published rate schedule.

It is Dr. Gustafson’s hope to put himself out of business with every client.  The goal is to take each client to the point where there will be a final appointment where he/she leaves with a plan which will help the client maintain the gains obtained during the previous visits.  Of course, the client is always welcome to return in the future for further consultation.