Frequently Asked Questions

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What does a session look like?

For therapy: Recovery and independence does not occur in the therapy center and is not dependent on the knowledge and skill of the therapist. It is a common belief and practice amongst patients and therapists to have at least an hour or more treatment time per session. This adheres to the principle of quantity (the longer the better). First of all, KILOS DAVAO does not see our clients/patients as mere numbers. We believe through experience that it should not be the case at all times (pediatrics, elderly, chronic conditions, acute conditions). We pay attention to quality of care, and it does not mean cutting your treatment times short. This should be the mindset and the right process. After we receive the MD orders, the therapist will conduct an evaluation and assessment with the patient. The therapist, patient, care provider/s and family will then collectively formulate long term goal/s for the current encounter*. From that goal, the therapist/s will then formulate, present and review realistic short term goals with the patient, care provider/s and family for approval. After the agreement, a copy will be furnished for the patient and the MD for final approval. The approved goals will be the basis of treatments for the encounter and should be realistically met after a period*, anything less or more would be considered unproductive and shall be opened for discussion by peers (therapists, patient, care providers, family). Maintaining the quality of care by strongly adhering and achieving short term and long term goals regardless of the duration will be more realistic and achievable for the benefit of the patient. Patients with or without care provider/s to assist are expected to come 15-20 minutes ahead of their scheduled time for check-in and warm-up supervised by the therapist. One or two care providers or family member/s depending on the assistance requirements will be allowed on the treatment floor. In adherence to safety, retention of skills and follow-through, no one is allowed to bring/use mobile phones on the treatment floor for the duration (taking photos and videos with mount as approved by the patient and family will be tolerated for home review and follow-through). Active patient, family member/s and care provider participation is highly encouraged at all times. Principles, skills will be discussed, shown, practiced and reviewed at all times. Follow-through at home will be monitored through our ‘Home Program Checklist Form’*.

*ENCOUNTER – new case/diagnosis
*PERIOD – 10-12 sessions
*Home Program Checklist Form – form with a table of specific home exercises program specific to the needs of the patient, answerable by a check/x-mark to be filled on a day to day basis to monitor follow-through at home.

For personal training: Clients are expected to arrive 20 – 30 minutes of their schedule for check-in and warm up depending on their program. ‘No pain, no gain’ is as myth debunked way back when as per KILOS DAVAO’s principles in training individuals. At KILOS DAVAO, we respect the pain. Remember, most of our associates also have medical background and well aware of the limitations of human body mechanics. Majority of the people who goes to KILOS DAVAO familiar with the set-up just wants to feel and be well, it is just counterproductive and does not make any sense to go to a place looking forward to be better and acquire the opposite instead. There are better-smarter ways of being-staying healthy, let us teach you how the right way. At KILOS DAVAO, a challenging activity should run under this mantra instead, ‘No safely-conservative formulated science and experience-based physical and mental discomfort, no gain’. It does not mean that we are not going to break you, we will but all according to normal human body mechanics, anatomy and physiology in response to conservative-progressive exercises depending on your goals. We have a lists of personal trainers with specific skill sets that you can choose from. The personal trainer will then perform an assessment, formulate and propose realistic and timely goals for your approval. The work out sessions will begin based on your baseline skills. We subscribe to the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Integrated Program Design and the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model as to exercise progression that you will learn and master before and during the program. Our personal trainers’ duties and responsibilities is not limited to exercise training alone, we also provide macronutrients management and meal preparation guidance, injury prevention, body composition, corrective exercises program, etc. Be sure to discuss your goals with us during the assessment.

 

 

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What are you rates?

We have several rates based on the qualifications and work experience of our staff:

FOR THERAPY/REHABILITATION MEDICINE – OUT-PATIENT (performed at KILOS DAVAO HQ)

LEVEL I Therapist/Senior Therapist

  • Active/Unexpired domestic/international professional license.
  • 10 years or more ACTIVE therapist experience domestic and international or 1 year KILOS DAVAO associate fellowship.
  • Active/Unexpired certifications not limited to: Basic Life Support (AHA certified), Driver’s License, Police/NBI Clearance, Medical Clearance.

EVALUATION: Php 1,500.00

ROUTINE VISIT: Php 1,000.00

RE ASSESSMENT/S: Php 1,300.00 (every 10th session)

LEVEL II Therapist/Junior Therapist

  • Active/Unexpired domestic/International professional license.
  • 5 – 9 years of ACTIVE therapist experience domestic or international or 2 years KILOS DAVAO associate fellowship.
  • Active/Unexpired certifications not limited to: Basic Life Support (AHA certified), Driver’s License, Police/NBI Clearance, Medical Clearance.

EVALUATION: Php 1,300.00

ROUTINE VISITS: Php 900.00

RE ASSESSMENT/S: Php 1,100.00 (every 10th or 12th session)

LEVEL III Therapist/Therapy Assistant:

For New Board Exam Passers:

  • Active/Unexpired domestic/International professional license.
  • No less than 1 year – 4 years of ACTIVE therapist experience domestic and international or 3 years KILOS DAVAO associate fellowship.
  • Active/Unexpired certifications not limited to: Basic Life Support (AHA certified), Driver’s License, Police/NBI Clearance, Medical Clearance.

For Therapy Assistants:

  • Graduate from government approved domestic/international college/university with diploma.
  • 3 or more years of ACTIVE therapist assistant experience domestic or international or 5 years of KILOS DAVAO associate internship.
  • Active/Unexpired certifications not limited to: Basic Life Support (AHA certified), Driver’s License, Police/NBI Clearance, Medical Clearance.
  • Must have an agreement with an Active/Unexpired professionally licensed therapist with 1-year of ACTIVE experience to perform EVALUATION, REASSESSMENTS and SUPERVISORY TREATMENT SESSION on the 1st, 6th and 12th session for them.

EVALUATION: Php 1,300.00 – 1,500 (performed by level I, level II, level III licensed therapist)

ROUTINE VISITS: Php 800.00

RE ASSESSMENT/S: Php 1,100.00 – 1,300.00 (performed by level I, level II, level III licensed therapist – every 10th session)

FOR THERAPY/REHABILITATION MEDICINE – HOME HEALTH THERAPY* (therapy home visits are exclusively performed by our SENIOR and JUNIOR THERAPISTS)

LEVEL I Therapist/Senior Therapist

  • Active/Unexpired domestic/international professional license.
  • 10 years or more ACTIVE therapist experience domestic and international or 1 year KILOS DAVAO associate fellowship.
  • Active/Unexpired certifications not limited to: Basic Life Support (AHA certified), Driver’s License, Police/NBI Clearance, Medical Clearance.

EVALUATION: Php 1,700.00

ROUTINE VISIT: Php 1,300.00

RE ASSESSMENT/S: Php 1,500.00 (every 10th session)

LEVEL II Therapist/Junior Therapist

  • Active/Unexpired domestic/International professional license.
  • 5 – 9 years of ACTIVE therapist experience domestic or international or 2 years KILOS DAVAO associate fellowship.
  • Active/Unexpired certifications not limited to: Basic Life Support (AHA certified), Driver’s License, Police/NBI Clearance, Medical Clearance.

EVALUATION: Php 1,600.00

ROUTINE VISITS: Php1,200.00

RE ASSESSMENT/S: Php 1,400.00 (every 10th session)

*home health therapy rates may vary depending on location

FOR PERSONAL TRAINING

LEVEL I Personal Trainer/Senior Personal Trainer:

  • Active/Unexpired certified personal trainer certification from domestic and international certifying commission limited to: NASM, ACE, ASCM, NFPT, IFPA*
  • 8 – 10 years of ACTIVE personal training experience or 5 years KILOS DAVAO personal trainer associate fellowship.
  • Active/Unexpired certifications not limited to: Basic Life Support (AHA certified), Driver’s License, Police/NBI Clearance, Medical Clearance.
  • Must have an experience/achievement in 1 or more legitimate athletic/sports/body-building/modelling competition under their specialization.
  • Good athletic/aesthetic condition.

ASSESSMENT: Php 1,200.00

SESSION: Php 1,000.00

6(1-hour) SESSIONS: Php 4,800.00

12(1-hour) SESSIONS: Php 8,400.00

Partner Training (2 people) 1-hour SESSION: Php 800.00/person

Partner Training (3 people) 1-hour SESSION: Php 700.00/person

LEVEL II Personal Trainer/Junior Personal Trainer:

  • Active/Unexpired certified personal trainer certification from domestic and international certifying commission limited to: NASM, ACE, ASCM, NFPT, IFPA*
  • 5-7 years of ACTIVE personal training experience or 7 years KILOS DAVAO personal trainer associate fellowship.
  • Active/Unexpired certifications not limited to: Basic Life Support (AHA certified), Driver’s License, Police/NBI Clearance, Medical Clearance.
  • Must have an experience/achievement in 1 or more legitimate athletic/sports/body-building/modelling competition under their specialization.
  • Good athletic/aesthetic condition.

ASSESSMENT: Php 1,000.00

SESSION: Php 900.00

6(1-hour) SESSIONS: Php 4,400.00

12(1-hour) SESSIONS: Php 8,000.00

Partner Training (2 people) 1-hour SESSION: Php 600.00/person

Partner Training (3 people) 1-hour SESSION: Php 500.00/person

*Rates can all be subjected to discounts and promotions. Please do not hesitate to ask us how.

 

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What are Ratings?

We consider the ratings to be the backbone of this endeavor. Honestly speaking, monetary gains is of course a reason why people keep their job with questionable staying capabilities, it is also not the only reason. The amount of compensation does not ensure people will do better at their job. We believe that a good credibility and genuine trust from the community matters most especially in this job, in this small community. It is way easier to walk around the streets of Davao with your head held high carrying a clear conscience, knowing that you are an integral part of the community than with a pocket full of cash from the people you mislead. A client is required to register and leave reviews (positive or negative) to the specific therapist/personal trainer they worked with. This would make us vulnerable, accountable and on our toes but will encourage fairness and higher degree of professionalism. We suggest clients to ‘give it time’, at least 24 hours minimum or longer to think before posting your reviews for clarity of mind. In lieu of this, in the spirit of fairness, we will allow and make the personal trainer/therapist one-time review of the client. We came up with specific criteria for objectivity graded by stars according to satisfactory level along with the freedom to write a subjective review afterwards.:

  • Punctuality
  • Ability to Produce Results
  • Fitting the work environment
  • Integrity
  • Humility
  • Patient
  • Positive
  • Caring
  • Well organized
  • Accountable
  • Flexibility
  • Supportive and compassionate
  • Cool and determined
  • Confident and Resilient
  • Fit and Health Conscious
  • Sociable and Cooperative
  • Enthusiasm and Passion
  • Rapport
  • Knowledge
  • Putting Skills into Action
  • Team Player
  • Ambition
  • Responsiveness
  • Goal specific/Realistic
  • Eagerness
  • Behavior
  • Mindfulness
  • Courteous/Polite

 

Side note: For complaints (therapists/personal trainers/patients), we discourage airing them directly on your reviews. Remember, for most therapists/personal trainers, this is their livelihood, and for patients/clients, their reputation in the society. We will handle the situation in a civilized-professional manner with proper communication channels. Please contact the administration immediately to allow us to discuss and settle disputes accordingly.

 

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How many sessions are we allowed to have?

For therapy patients with existing MD orders. You can schedule a minimum of one session for therapy evaluation to a maximum of one PERIOD* at a time to reserve for availability of the space and the therapist of your choosing. We will require MD follow-up order every period if therapy sessions are to continue. We will only allow a maximum of 3 periods per ENCOUNTER*. After which, cases will be considered chronic/long term/maintenance status, patients will then be deemed as discharged from therapy services given that they have good follow-through at home with or without care provider assistance. Patients who are stable and independent* but requires maintenance may also enroll in our ‘MAINTENANCE PROGRAM’ that focuses more on wellness and healthy lifestyle with our therapists or skilled-certified personal trainers. *PERIOD – 10-12 sessions *ENCOUNTER – new case/diagnosis *INDEPENDENT – individuals who are medically stable and/or on modified level of independence requiring adaptive/assistive devices or care providers assistance/set-up to stay at home.

For personal training clients, we have no limits. Sessions will be based on your goals and priorities. Example 1: a seasoned body builder/physique competitor would require 26-28 weeks to prepare for a show with the program changing constantly up to the day of the contest. Example 2: Pre-wedding photo shoots – who would not want to look their best at this hopefully once in a life time moment of their existence? You already invested on a good photographer, make-up artist and couturier, why not showcase a hard earned physique that you deserve to be proud of? ‘Photoshop’ is one thing, but ‘au naturel’ makes a statement. Give it a good 3-6 months and we can prepare you for a pre-wedding photo shoot by the beach. Example 3: the most important part of it all – you just want to be healthy, the goal of the majority. To tell you the truth, stressing it as clearly as possible, KILOS DAVAO is all about this in the first place. Who would not want to look good aesthetically? For us, aesthetic progress is just a bonus of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the first place. A finally stable blood cholesterol level, well controlled blood pressure, good cardiopulmonary function, etc. is something better to look forward to. With this thought in mind, we will be conservative and consistent with regards to monitoring your lifestyle (nutrition, activities, habits), we may both fail at one point or progress depending on your will, but consistency, eagerness, being open to growth, resilience and proper guidance will eventually bring you to your goals. We suggest long term slow-progressive and flexible goals for this to allow change, duration may vary.

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How do I choose a program?

On the home page, scroll down and click on the services that you require: ‘PERSONAL TRAINERS’ or ‘THERAPISTS*’. From there, the lists of all our associates on board are going to appear along with their profiles, qualifications and ratings/reviews from other clients/patients. Click ‘BOOK AN APPOINTMENT’ directly on the profile page of the associate of your choosing. Fill in the ‘Sign up’ section with your Name, Phone Number and Email. Afterwards, choose the specific dates on the calendar as well as the time** then click ‘BOOK AN APPOINTMENT’. We will contact you through email or text message to confirm your schedule and payment***.

*THERAPISTS – must have MD orders to qualify

**time – punctuality is key – we suggest coming in 15-20 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment for check-in and warm-up. Tardiness will take off precious KILOS (1000s) minutes of your time to improve because other clients/patients on time will be accommodated after your schedule.

***payment – we are currently working on our web payment options. For payments, feel free to contact us at 09228390398.

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Any staff opening?

Attention: Therapists/Personal Trainers

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
KILOS DAVAO WANTS YOU!Are you ready to showcase your qualifications/skills?

Do you want to have the freedom to formulate, facilitate and reach goals that will create an impact on people?

Do you want to expand your career reach?

No ties and on your own time?

KILOS DAVAO is now OPEN for associates position

Register now and start making ripples with us!

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What is KAMALAYAN INITIATIVE?

Kamalayan – Awareness, consciousness, understanding, cognizance
Kamalayan initiative is a homage to my children, ‘Kawayan – Kai – KAMA’ and ‘Malaya – Maya – LAYAN’. We subscribe to the idea of the the lyrics of the song ‘I believe the children are our future, teach tem well and let them lead the way’. Unfortunately, teaching is just one challenge to shaping our children’s minds to become great leaders of the future. You cannot simply train or skill a brain with an empty-aching stomach. Materials are as important to learning as well as to get it going. Every second Saturday of the month, KILOS DAVAO will have an open house. With the assistance of our therapists and personal trainers, we will hold an informal workout and therapy session with all the participants, We will accept canned goods and school supplies worth at least 500 pesos minimum or more as admission to be distributed to public school children before the beginning of their school year every year.

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What is F is the new PWD?

‘FRIEND of persons with disability program’ allows our current patients or personal training clients the opportunity to extend a healing hand for less fortunate PWDs who does not have the opportunity for proper therapy. It works by monetary assisting treatment session fee/s of another PWD of their choosing. We will reduce 20% of the cost of your session and your new PWD FRIEND.

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