SMTC is the only physical therapy clinic in the St. Louis area that offers fully integrated physical therapy, performance training and wellness services under one roof. Our physical therapists, exercise physiologists and fitness trainers work hand in glove to keep our clients at the top of their game. SMTC is also unique in that it houses a large dance studio and is very active in the performing arts community. We have been a locally owned small business for 20 years!
No. The sole owners and operators of SMTC are R. Scott Van Nest, MS PT and Roberta H. Van Nest, PhD. Scott and Robbie launched SMTC in 2002 and work in the clinic on a daily basis. SMTC is the only independent, therapist-owned, family owned PT practice in St. Louis.
Yes. Regardless of what type of insurance you have, or even if you are self-pay, you must have a prescription from a physician, advanced practice nurse or physician assistant, podiatrist, dentist or chiropractor. In addition to a prescription, some insurances require a referral from your primary care physician. Missouri has some of the most restrictive rules in the US governing patient access to physical therapy. Direct Access legislation has passed the Missouri House of Representatives, by a large majority, every year for the last several years but has been blocked in a Senate committee by three specific state senators. Please feel free to contact an owner if you would like more information about the legislative process.
Yes. We can process payments via most benefit cards and can also provide you with any necessary receipts or claim information as required by your benefits administrator.
We treat all types of patients, of all ages and stages! Some of our patients are indeed elite athletes, but we provide the same high level of care to all our patients, to get them back in the game, whatever their game may be!