Preparing for Your Visit
As a patient, "our guest," at Frazier Rehab Institute, you will find that our health care team will make every effort to ensure your visit is as pleasant as possible. We have established Standards of Excellence with one goal in mind: to provide you with the highest quality health care services in a professional, compassionate and courteous manner.
Should you or your family have questions, please call one of our Guest Relations Representatives at 587-4797 for assistance. We encourage you to take advantage of the many services we have available to meet your special needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started in therapy?
First consult your physician about any medical concerns that you are experiencing and obtain an order for physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), or speech therapy (ST).
Will my insurance cover therapy?
Most insurance plans including Medicare allow coverage of therapy services. When we receive your orders for therapy, our insurance verification department will call your insurance company for information on what your policy covers. We encourage patients to be familiar with their policy regarding co-pays, precertifications and referrals.
How long must I attend therapy?
Each individual and their injury/illness is unique. The therapist will evaluate your condition and develop a plan of treatment specific to your personal needs. Most treatment sessions last between 30-60 minutes and may extend for several weeks. Several specialized services may require 90 minute treatment sessions with programs for several months. Your first session should last approximately 60 minutes while the therapist evaluates your condition and initiates treatment if appropriate.
What do I wear to therapy?
It is recommended that you dress in loose fitting, comfortable clothing with shoes that would be appropriate for physical activity. Physical therapy patients may be asked to expose the body part being evaluated (i.e., wear shorts for a knee evaluation). If needed, gowns are available to insure your privacy.
What is occupational therapy?
The occupational therapist (OT) works to improve the skills needed to perform self care, participate in leisure activities and return to work. Depending upon patient needs, the OT may assist with increasing strength, balance, sensation and coordination. Other areas may include cognitive (thinking) skills, and perceptual abilities. To assist the patient in performing activities of daily living, the OT may evaluate for the appropriate adaptive equipment and wheelchair needs and provide instruction for the use of the adaptive equipment and/or techniques.
What is physical therapy?
Physical Therapists (PTs) provide care to people of all ages who have orthopaedic, neurological, sports and work related injuries (i.e. sprains/strains, arthritis, amputations, strokes, multiple sclerosis, injuries related to sports or work and balance/vestibular issues). PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability or re-injury.
What is speech therapy?
The speech therapist addresses problems with communication skills, which involve speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cognition (thinking). The speech/language pathologist also evaluates and treats swallowing problems.