From: Michael F.
Dr. Krieger is personable and professional. Very personalized approach to her therapy. Nice clean facility and flexible hours. Highly recommend if an athlete or otherwise. Knows running and running physiology and kinesiology as she is a runner herself. Been very helpful and invested in my progress. Thank you.
From: Jillian S.
After my third back surgery, at 21 years old, I was convinced that my life was over. I was sure that I would never be able to get any normality back in my life. My dad was a patient of Kerri's, and I was lucky enough to find her almost 2 years later. She's given me hope and confidence that it wasn't the end of the world, and it's possible to not be a hunchback my whole life. She is phenomenal and what she does. And very smart! I send anyone her way!
From: Rocky L.
Dear Kerri...I just wanted to thank you so much for helping me out with my "lower back pain." I have been struggling with back pain near my SI-Joint (Sacroiliac) for 20 years, and I have tried chiropractic, massage, and other Physical Therapists...to try to reduce the pain. As an "Older Athlete" (my passion is Tennis and Golf)...it is difficult for me to play my sports "pain free" now that I am 67 years old.
When I was referred to you by a "Pain Management Specialist", I was told that you have helped similar patients with pain reduction in the past. Well, he was sure right. As far as I am concerned, you are a Miracle Worker. In just three sessions, you eliminated my lower back pain. It is now 3 months later, and I am still pain-free.
Every day I do the "stretching and exercises" that you gave me...and not only am I pain free...but my Tennis and Golf Games have improved too, since I have strengthened my leg muscles and my "Core" significantly. I was amazed that you diagnosed my SI-Joint problem so quickly...and that you eliminated my pain so quickly. How do you manage to do it so quickly...when other Physical Therapists take 10 or 20 sessions...and then I still had my pain?
Anyway, thanks again for all your help and support. I will recommend your "Practice" to all my friends.
From: M.A. Black
Dear Dr. Krieger,
I put so much trust in you as my physical therapist, and it was truly worth it. Your private sessions with one-on-one care are absolutely the way to go. You treated me for my neck and shoulder. After a few visits, I was good to go with exercises you prescribed for me. I will definitely recommend you to friends and family.
You have helped me to strengthen my core. Before I came to you, I didn’t even know what strengthening my core meant. With your exercise classes, I find myself much stronger. I have no back pain. I was always suffering from lower back pains. At times, I would have to spend days in bed unable to walk because the pain would go into my legs.You taught me correct movements for reaching, bending, etc. You taught me all the exercises I needed to do to maintain a healthy life without back pain. Thank you so much for teaching me how to properly take care of myself by having a proper exercise routine. What can I say: I love, love, love your exercise classes!
Why doesn't your practice accept more insurance plans?
Insurance (except Medicare) is not accepted as a form of payment at Kerri A. Krieger, DPT, PA. Dr. Krieger believes that one-on-one care is most beneficial to each patient. However, individualized care is not feasible with current insurance reimbursement rates. She feels that treating multiple patients at one time leads to patients receiving less "skilled" intervention with more time spent on machines and modalities (ice, electrical stimulation, etc.). With Dr. Krieger, your whole treatment session will be "skilled intervention," and you will only be in the clinic for the time she deems appropriate.
What is direct access?
Direct access refers to physical therapy evaluation and treatment without a prescription written by a medical doctor. This is a state regulation, and Florida statute states that an individual can be treated by a physical therapist for 21 days without need of a prescription. Of course, the patient should be sent to a MD if the patient's injury is outside the scope of physical therapy. This allows individuals to get to physical therapy right after their injury rather than waiting 2 weeks to receive a prescription.
Can I be a patient and bill my insurance as
"out of network?"
Yes, this works particularly well if you have an unmet deductible. Our office will give you all the necessary codes and ID numbers so that you can submit a claim to your insurance company. A lot of individuals are experiencing high deductibles and copays; therefore, they are already paying out of pocket. Be sure to check with your insurance company on reimbursement rates for "out of network" providers.