Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a doctors order to be seen?

A: Yes, in the state of Missouri, a doctors orders for physical therapy are required before a patient can be seen.

Q: Do I have a choice of which therapy clinic to attend?

A: Yes. as a patient, you have the right to request the physical therapy clinic of your choice. However, your insurance may dictate which clinic you attend because certain insurances are only accepted by certain clinics. We recommend that you or your physicians' office contact our facility to see if we are providers for your insurance.

Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if they are a family member of personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you recieve your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery.

Q: What is Physical Therapy?

A: Physical therapy is considered a conservative treatment method addressing the treatment, healing and prevention of injuries and disabilities. Physical therapy focuses primarily on pain relief, promoting healing, restoring function and movement, facilitation and adaptation associated with injury. Other areas include: ergonomic(body mechanics)training, fitness/wellness and education.

Q: What can I expect from Physical Therapy

A: An individual treatment plan will be developed for you during your first visit to help you achieve your goals for recovering your highest possible functional level. This plan will be kept up to date as your symptoms and capabilities change.

Therapy generally encompasses pain relief, strength and flexibility training, proper postural alignment, regaining range of motion, endurance training, balance and coordination training, proper walking, education, relaxation and stress relieving techniques, safety awareness and development and implementation of a home exercise program.

Please remember that each individual is different, so each rehab/therapy experience and program is different. Be patient with yourself, healing takes time, diligence and compliance.

Dress comfortably as we will need access to the area to be treated. Dressing areas are available if you wish to change at the clinic.

Q: How long will it take?

A: Everyone wants to know how long will I have to come to therapy? It seems everyone has to have a timeline, which is understandable because we all have lives to lead. Your Physical Therapist is aware that rehabilitation can be an imposition. Because each person and injury is different, rates of progression are different. If the therapist and you decide physical therapy is right for you, we usually schedule 2-3 30 to 60 minute sessions each week. We can usually get an idea of your progression within 2-3 weeks. Even though you have other things to do, your rehabilitation is important and takes time just as injuries have taken time to progress to the point of injury or pain.

Also realize, that even though we are here teaching and rehabilitating you, it is your responsibility to follow through on your home program. This is a major factor in how quickly you progress and recover.

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