Runners' Edge Alaska FAQ's

At Runners’ Edge Alaska, we offer a variety of payment solutions to best suit your needs. We have affiliations with a range of insurance companies and also provide convenient, no-hassle self-pay options.

Currently, we are in-network with: Aetna and related plans, such as EBMS, GEHA, ASEA (non-coalition), and Meritain, as well as Medicare. Claims may also process towards your in-network benefits for select Moda plans. Additionally, we accept open Workman’s Comp cases. We can also bill Tricare as a non-preferred provider.

For those using other insurance providers, we’re here to assist. We’ll equip you with all the necessary information to submit claims for reimbursement. Opting for this method often leads to cost savings due to our discounted rates. Please be aware that these charges will count towards your out-of-network benefits

We offer the same discounted rate for Self-Pay clients as well. This route can be a great option too for those with high deductible in-network plans

While we’re glad to inquire about your physical therapy benefits with contracted insurance companies ahead of your initial visit, it’s essential for you to have a clear understanding of your coverage. To avoid any surprises, please take the time to familiarize yourself with your insurance benefits for physical therapy. You can easily gather this information by reaching out to the number provided on your insurance card. To help demystify this process and help you obtain all the information needed for reimbursement, please see this simple worksheet.

We’re committed to making the insurance process transparent and straightforward, so you can focus on your health and wellness. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help!

Ever wonder what makes Runners’ Edge different from other Physical Therapy clinics? Well, we’re all about sports and keeping Alaskans active. Our Physical Therapists? They’re athletes and Alaskan go-getters too, so they get how frustrating injuries can be when you’re all about moving. Our big goal? Making sure you’re not just back in action, but crushing it once you return. 

Unlike those times you’re told to hit pause on your favorite activities, it is our goal to provide safe and effective  adaptions to keep you doing the activities you love.  Our Physical Therapists  are running and sports specialists and have a wide array of certifications that make them experts in the field. They deliver the same expert level care seen in the clinic all the way to  elite level athletics (even the Olympics!).

As a sports physical therapy clinic, we are proud to utilize specialized technology and equipment to help you get back to your game – quickly, safely, and efficiently

We’re not your regular physical therapy clinic. We do the insurance thing, sure, but there are no cookie-cutter approaches here – we’re all about custom care that works best for you, not the insurance playbook. We offer flexible options to make sure you receive the care you need

You know how most places want you there every other day? Not us. We’re more about quality over quantity. We tailor the treatment to match your specific needs. Often times this means  just one visit a week, or check-ins when you need them– time that actually counts. And we don’t stop at the clinic door. We give you the tools to handle activities confidently on your own, outside our sessions. There is nothing we love more than to see our clients out on the trails or race alongside them

Our mission? Get you back to doing what lights you up. Bottom line – we’re not just here to help. We’re here to cheer you on and make sure you get back to your favorite activities even stronger than before. 

Yes! We believe that no single individual can provide all necessary services and that the communication between the team that takes care of you is of the most importance. We are working with many coaches in the Anchorage area to ensure their athletes are progressing well. We don’t take you out of training, game or competition (unless absolutely necessary); we work with your coach to make it possible for you to continue training safely without losing your fitness.

Absolutely! Physical therapy is multifactorial – it can help you recover from an injury but can also help reduce the risk of injury. Physical therapists are movement specialists – we are able to evaluate the way your body moves, find “energy leaks” that alter your optimal performance or movement patterns, and strength deficits that may predispose you to an injury.

We are also able to assess your running gait, training volume, running shoes, and other equipment to make sure you are feeling and performing at your best.

Visit our Strength and Conditioning Page for more information on personalized programs & group classes! 

Yes! Please call us! Running has so many benefits to your overall health that are impossible to list. Even if your knees ache from arthritis, progressive strength training and return to running program can ease the pain and make you more resilient, so you can keep you enjoying it!

No! We specialize in helping active and proactive people improve their health and return to the activies they love. Period.

If you care about your health, you are our kind of people. 

Alaska is a direct access state which means you do not need to have a referral to be seen for physical therapy! However, some insurance companies might ask for a referral before they pick up the tab. Waiting around for that referral could not only delay your physical therapy, but also require unnecessary visits to your doctor. More time, more money- not exactly the plan, right? Our hassle-free self-pay option is a great alternative for those who need care now. Not only can this route save you time and money, but it puts you in control of your care. No more letting insurance calling the shots!

We suggest wearing the clothes you would normally exercise in or loose fitting clothing. Like, shorts, t-shirts or tanktops. The wear on your shoes can also tell a lot about how you move and give us insight to the issues you are seeing us for. Feel free to bring your well loved running/walking/hiking shoes and even your ski boots for our experts to look at. 

We absolutely do! We will tailor a program specifically for your team. For example, we’ve done ACL injury prevention clinics for teenage volleyball and soccer players, pre-season strength training and conditioning for skiers, bone health programs for post-menopausal women, and more. Please contact our office if you would like to arrange private sessions with your team! 

 

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