What is a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists are university trained and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport and health and fitness.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication. You may wish to bring shorts and t-shirt.
How many visits will I need?
The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, the physiotherapist will discuss their treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.
What should I wear to my appointment?
If we are treating your feet you will not be asked to undress but if we are treating your spine, you will be so comfortable and modest underwear or even a pair of shorts is appropriate.
How do I make an appointment?
You can get in touch by phone ( +123 - 456 -7890 ) or use the form under the contact page. Alternatively use the quick and easy online booking page, which is the method we prefer.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor. However most health insurers require a doctors referral before they authorise cover of fees, some only require a phone call.
What to expect on my first visit?
Intake papers will be filled out. These papers give us a glimpse of what brings you into the office. Then you will be taken back for a Chiropractic evaluation which will include the following: Orthopedic testing, muscle testing, reflex testing, and motion palpation of the area of complaint. Additional in office screenings may be conducted including urine testing, grip strength testing, and advanced range of motion testing. Some patients will be given a script for an x-ray to be taken at Washington county memorial hospital prior to any chiropractic manipulative therapy. After tests have been completed, physio therapy may be suggested to make any manipulative therapy easier for the patient. After physio therapies, a final quick evaluation will be made prior to administration of the adjustment. Finally, Dr Mike will discuss with each patient the short term solutions for the complaint. At this time, recommendations for further treatment schedule, as well as hoe care/exercises will be made.
In most instances yes. Modalities and Chiropractic adjustments could be used on the first visit. Some cases may call for additional testing prior to any chiropractic manipulative therapy or physiotherapy.
We do accept assignment from most insurance companies. If health insurance is used, a copay will be required prior to being seen by the Doctor. Some insurance companies that do not have PAHCC in network may offer out of network benefits for chiropractic care.
es! When babies are evaluated and have need for chiropractic manipulative therapy is warranted, gentle techniques will be utilized for the safety of the child.
Soreness in the region of chiropractic care can typically occur for several hours after a visit. Patients are urged to alternate ice and rest, if warranted, for a period after a visit.
Ask us a Question
Feel free to ask any physical therapy related questions over the phone, or get send your question via this form below. Your message will be dispatched directly to our staff who will answer as soon as they can.