In this month's issue:
While there is not currently a cure for dementia, there are things that you and your loved ones can do to help keep those with dementia independent and active longer. Physical therapy can help prevent falls, decrease pain, and be a daily activity to look forward to.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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How long does each visit take?
The initial visit take a little longer than the subsequent follow-up visits due to the paperwork and assessment process. The initial evaluation can take anywhere from one to two hours (including check-in process). After than, visits usually take 30-45 minutes depending on condition and treatment protocol.
When should I start seeing improvement?
Similar to the previous question, this answer varies from person to person and condition to condition. Your physical therapist will make a treatment plan with specific goals for you at your initial evaluation. If you feel like you are not progressing at a satisfactory rate, we will collaborate with you and modify your treatment plan. We will always keep you informed as well about your progress and as goals are met.
Will my insurance pay for therapy?
We are happy to call your insurance company to verify eligibility and coverage for physical therapy services. Covered services and referral requirements vary by insurance company and plan, so please call our office and we'll be happy to assist you!
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2021 South E St., Suite #1 Broken Bow, NE 68822
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Bring records from your doctor, a list of your medications, allergies, and list of prior doctors. We also recommend bring in a list of any questions or concerns you may have. Please arrive on time, as we reserve the first 30 minutes of your appointment to complete paperwork and medical history for your insurance company.
Our experts are committed to educating patients with helpful techniques to live a healthy, pain-free lifestyle.
Will I see the same physical therapist every time?
Since we are a smaller clinic, we make every attempt to schedule you with the therapist you desire to see. Our physical therapists work collaboratively with our physical therapist assistants and technicians to make sure you receive the time and care you deserve. Our staff is in constant contact with each other to discuss treatment plans prior to your arrival to ensure consistency in treatment. Typically, you will always see one physical therapist and one physical therapist assistant throughout the duration of your care. However, due to scheduling conflicts, you may see a different therapist periodically. We will always inform you of these changes.
We wanted to learn more about our local health care providers, and more importantly what they think about physical therapy...
What should I wear?
Comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing or athletic wear is recommended for stretching and exercising. Your clothes should also allow us to evaluation your area of injury. We have sleeveless shirts and shorts available upon request at the clinic. We also suggest comfortable, closed-toe shoes, preferably sneakers.
How long will I need physical therapy?
That is a difficult question to answer until after your therapist has assessed you. The number of visits needed depends heavily on the nature of your injury/pain and your health and fitness level. Throughout the course of your treatment, your therapist will constantly monitor your progress and together, you and your therapist can determine whether you've reached your desired level of function.