Online Consulting and Personal Health Coaching are great ways to get expert support specific to your needs.
The COVID pandemic has shown proof on concept that telehealth is a viable option for physical therapy and fits well with Dr. Lewan's approach of empowering the client to self-care. Even traditionally hands-on therapies can be adapted for self-mobilization/self-massage, enabling regular access to these modalities. Increased frequency is often needed for a cumulative effect and long-term change, so even patients who are seen in-person need to include them in their self-care routine.
Physical therapy is highly regulated and governed by state law. A physical therapist must be licensed in the state that the CLIENT is in, even in cases of telehealth services. As such, Dr. Lewan is currently able to provide telehealth PT for those in Illinois. To book a telehealth PT visit, please go to chicagophysicaltherapists.com.
Health consulting/coaching is an online option for those in need of specialty guidance, regardless of location. Health coaching is a wellness service that is not regulated and not reimbursable by insurance. Clients can choose the focus and direction of wellness services without the limitations of state and insurance demands. All aspects of Dr. Lewan's expertise that are not exclusive to the domain of PT-healthcare are accessible in health coaching sessions, including assessment and recommendations for exercise, self-care, informational resources, integration of mind-body practices and referral to multidisciplinary team as needed.
Dr. Lewan is available for online consult/coaching for variety of clients that may benefit her unique specialties. Some examples include:
- Reviewing a client’s case and providing specialized information and guidance for those with questions about pelvic floor dysfunction, hypermobility/EDS, dysautonomia/POTS, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) or Long COVID.
- Providing a second opinion and alternatives in the case of chronic pain or symptoms that have not improved with a traditional PT approach.
- Offering a more holistic perspective and treatment options, including individualized guided meditation and yoga therapy.
For organizations, Dr. Lewan is available to consult on:
- In-house Continuing Education to improve your facilities screening, assessment, and treatment of patients with hypermobility, dysautonomia, or pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Starting or improving a specialty program at your facility for:
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Hypermobility/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
- Chronic Pain
- Yoga Therapy
- Dysautonomia/Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
Please note that Online Consultation is not a replacement for medical care and does not qualify as medical care as a stand-alone service (outside of an in-person Physical Therapy assessment and treatment plan.) It is an out-of-pocket expense that is not reimbursable by insurance.
For individuals, initial Consultation rates are $150/hour. You can expect after booking an online Consultation below to receive a "New Client Intake" form that will allow Dr. Lewan to review details of your case prior to your scheduled appointment. You will be emailed instructions for joining a Zoom meeting prior to your meeting time.
For individuals wishing to continue with ongoing consults (repeated consultations that occur no more than 3 months apart), follow-up sessions are $120/hour.
For organizations, Consultation rates vary per project and estimated time for preparation and travel. Please contact Dr. Lewan to discuss.
If you are a clinician seeking specialized mentoring opportunities, please contact Dr. Lewan.
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Very clear, inspirational and motivational. Passionate about her subject. Great teacher and course!
Catherine kept the material fun to learn throughout the whole day! She is an impressive presenter! The whole course was well organized and had great handouts.
– Anna L
Excellent speaker with a nice balance of lecture, lab, and shared case scenarios.
This instructor is great! I will be taking more courses with her. She has the ability to communicate information in an interesting manner. I think this is the best instructor I have ever taken a (continuing education) class with!
– Janet L
Catherine has a very effective style, and is open to questions. She is very knowledgable, with good visuals, hands-on instruction, and example exercises. Great course! Thank you!
“This was a great course, I think all therapists should attend. It is time for more focused attention to incontinence (and associated fall risk) in SNF/LTC and outpatient populations. I am so grateful I was able to attend and will be able to work this into our current rehab programs. “
Catherine is an energetic, bright, and passionate facilitator. She makes class fun and enjoyable!
I took a course from you a couple years ago about using pilates/yoga with geriatric patients. You presented the material in a smooth, understandable, and engaging way. I was just getting into yoga at the time, and you helped spur me onward into that wonderful realm. I am currently going over, again, the workbook from that course. Just wanted you to know that you helped to re-energize an old physical therapist’s practice of his profession, and continue to influence in a very positive way the outcomes of all my patient interactions. I offer you my sincere gratitude.
Catherine is very engaging, passionate about getting her message across, and has a good sense of humor. Her course was fun and useful.