Physical Therapy at Metta Integrative Wellness Center offers a person-centered and whole-body approach to enhance overall function of the body. Treatment includes both preventive and health maintenance services, as well as treatment of new onset or persistent injury and illness. Integrating a variety of physical therapy techniques to minimize pain and improve function and quality of life, Sari Weissbard, DPT, OMPT, assists patients in restoring efficiency of movement and preventing future injury. Laura works with each individual to determine goals for treatment, and tailors physical therapy sessions accordingly. Collaboration and patient involvement is key, and questions and feedback are always encouraged.
Sari obtained a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012 from Touro College after a BS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Delaware. Sari has worked as a Physical Therapist alongside several types of holistic practitioners specializing in massage, acupuncture, occupational therapy, Feldenkrais, yoga, pilates, and mind-body in both Manhattan and Baltimore. She ran cross country and track throughout high school and college, and continues to run daily. She also enjoys rock climbing, bicycling (touring and for daily function), and beer brewing/brewery touring.
- Outcome-Based Massage
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Taping (with Kinesiotape and Leukotape)
- ART (Active Release Technique)
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- Specific Joint Mobilization and Manipulation
- Specific Therapeutic Exercises
- Individualized Home Exercise Programs
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Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE COST AND LENGTH OF TREATMENT?
An evaluation costs $150 for a 90-minute assessment and initial treatment. Follow-up appointments cost $100 for a 60-minute treatment. Longer sessions may be arranged at a cost of $25 per 15-minute increment. Shorter sessions may also be negotiated.
Payment must be made in full via cash, check or credit card on the day of appointment. Please provide 24-hours’ notice for cancellations; individuals will be charged the full cost of the missed appointment if adequate notice is not provided. Insurance is not accepted, though many insurance plans will reimburse a percentage of physical therapy services received out-of-network. It is recommended that you call your insurance provider to determine coverage. Please note that Medicare will not reimburse out-of-pocket physical therapy expenses.
Physical therapy appointments are held at Metta’s primary location at 720 W. 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211. Please let Sari know in advance if accessibility is a concern, as the building does have stairs to negotiate. For this or other reasons, home visits may also be arranged at an additional charge.
ARE THERE ANY ADVERSE EFFECTS TO CONSIDER?
No, there are no serious adverse effects from manual physical therapy treatment. Occasionally, mild discomfort, muscle soreness or light bruising may follow treatment and last for a few hours up to 24-48 hours. This is often the body’s way of adapting to greater range of movement, increased circulation, and improved alignment. It is important to follow any instructions provided during your physical therapy appointment for pain management and tissue/injury healing. Any significant discomfort or new onset of symptoms should be discussed promptly with your therapist and/or medical doctor.
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