Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does it cost?

Initial exam and treatment is $180. If you have been referred by another patient, then it is discounted to $120. Regular visits are $45-180 depending on what you want.

Can I file for out of network reimbursement?

Yes. We can give you a statement that has the appropriate coding so that you can submit your visits to insurance and be reimbursed according to their allowed amounts. This varies depending on the insurance company and we don’t keep that information updated as to what patients end up getting reimbursed for. If you have questions on this we are happy to help.

Does it hurt?

The techniques that Dr. Carlston uses, can at times be uncomfortable if there is scar tissue or a chronic muscle pattern that is causing your problem. However, usually patients say it “hurts good.”

How can I learn more about what Dr. Carlston does?

Some of the techniques Dr. Carlston uses are combinations of the techniques below:

  • Osteopathy
  • Rolfing
  • Acupressure
  • Trigger Point Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Mindfulness breathwork
  • S.O.T. (Sacro Occipital Technique)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • ​Craniosacral
  • Applied Kinesiology (AK)
  • Chinese Medicine

Dr. Carlston has also started teaching his technique. Check out for more info!

Do you take insurance?

To be able to spend more time with his patients, Dr. Carlston hasn’t contracted with insurance companies. Because insurance companies don’t pull the strings, he can do what’s best for the patient.

Can I pay for it with my FSA or HSA card?


What can I expect on my first visit?

During your first visit for pain relief, Dr. Carlston will ask you about your condition and do a thorough exam to determine what might be causing the pain.

After this exam, he will treat according to what he finds to help you get relief as quickly as possible. He may also give you some stretches to do on your own. At that point you’ll either be released and told to come back as needed, or choose to return for a subsequent visit.

The techniques Dr. Carlston uses are very diverse and involve anything from acupressure (like acupuncture without needles) to deep tissue massage.

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