What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a form of conservative treatment of disease/injury which facilitates healing and/or restores motion and function to improve a person's health, wellness and ability to be active.  Physical Therapy also refers to the profession, with treatment provided by Licensed Physical Therapists.  Physiotherapy is the term used for Physical Therapy in many other countries. "Physiotherapy" when used in the U.S. refers to general rehabilitation services which are provided by someone other than a licensed PT.

 

Why should I receive physical therapy for my injury?

Physical therapy shortens your recovery process and helps you recover more completely. You will learn about your condition and how to prevent or manage the situation in the future.

 

 

What should I expect at my first visit?

During your first visit (1 hour and 15 minutes), Kristi will evalute and discuss the nature of your pain/injury.  She will begin treatment in some form that same day.

 

How many times will I need to come in?

On average, we see clients 1 time per week for 4-8 weeks. We may see someone more often post-operatively or soon after injury, when multiple areas are being treated, or early in the program.  We may continue longer depending on the complexity or long-standing nature of the problem.

 

What do I wear for my first appointment?

Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Avoid wearing jeans, sweatshirts, multiple layers and anything that does not let you move freely.  Bring shorts for leg conditions.

 

What makes Wilsonville Physical Therapy different?

We are an independent, private physical therapy practice with much to offer.  We listen to you, understand your symptoms, and prioritize your treatment goals.  We thoroughly assess your symptoms as well as consider the total health of your entire body (including any underlying conditions) before customizing your treatment plan.  We will include you in the process of understanding your condition and designing your long-term program. 

 

You will be cared for by the same therapist from evaluation to completion.  We provide specialized skill in Strain Counterstrain and other gentle manual techniques that work exceptionally well to relieve pain and progress conditions, even those that have not improved with prior programs.  Our clinical techniques compliment those of other therapies you may use in tandem; many of our approaches respond to and can even optimize results from alternative care providers. 

 

We will work with your doctor to ensure continuity of care for your condition, including him/her in your progress and achievements.  Our office staff are friendly and helpful, eager to get to know you and available to answer your questions.

 

What is required from me for my first visit at Wilsonville Physical Therapy?

You will need to arrive 5-10 minutes early with your insurance card(s), picture ID, and completed forms.  If you have X-ray or MRI reports or other related medical work-ups, please bring those with you.

 

Who can refer me to Physical Therapy?

Under Oregon's Licensing Board rules you may refer yourself for PT treatment.

Payment for self-referral may vary depending on your insurance company's guidelines, particularly Work Comp. Check with your insurer.

 

What types of insurance plans are accepted?

Workers' Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) insurances.  However, our "contract" is with you and payment is ultimately your responsibility if your claim is denied or benefits are exhausted. 

We are a Payment In Full At Time Of Service clinic. If you do not have Workers' Comp or MVA insurance, you pay in full for the session then submit paperwork to your insurance company to be reimbursed by them for the portion they cover.   Please see our Billing Info page for further details.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

How long will it take for me to get better?

How quickly you recover is determined by many factors unique to you.  These factors include the extent of damaged tissue, how long you have had the condition, pre-existing injuries/dysfunctions, how well you follow through with the treatment program, your nutritional habits, your emotional state, the state of your immune and endocrine systems, your genetic predisposition and many other factors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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