Providence Gorge Spine and Sports Medicine – The Dalles Outpatient Clinic
For people in The Dalles and surrounding areas, the Providence Rehabilitation team commits to supporting your health and wellness. We provide clinical excellence through best practices and compassionate, connected care. As your care team, we work in partnership with you to empower you to reach shared goals.
Our facility in The Dalles boasts: Private treatment rooms and state-of-the-art equipment that is available to our patients for warming up prior to physical therapy appointments.
Our services and procedures include:
- Physical capacity testing
- Physical therapy
- Spine therapy
- Sports therapy
Conditions we treat include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Multiple trauma
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Orthopedic conditions and disorders
- Balance and falls
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Sports injuries
- Work-related injuries
In order to make the most of your sessions, we ask that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Exercise clothing, such as sweats, T-shirts and shorts, is most appropriate.
Because you are the primary focus of our care, your active participation is essential to a successful rehabilitation program. The following guidelines are highly recommended to enhance the achievement of your goals.
- Follow through with any prescribed home exercise programs.
- Report any significant changes in symptoms, medications and function.
- Keep all scheduled appointments.
- Arrive on time to all appointments to provide maximum time with your therapist.
Does insurance cover my treatment?
In most cases it does, however it is always best to confirm this. Our office will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company to determine your coverage. For more information please contact our office.
What paperwork do I need to bring to my first visit?
- A prescription for physical therapy from your referring physician, ARNP, or PA
- Insurance information (we will take a copy of your card)
- In case of an automobile accident or worker’s compensation claim, bring any contact names, phone numbers and claim number relative to the incident.
What type of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Debit Cards). Co-pay or services are due at time of visit. We are happy to discuss payment plan options.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy combines the science of medicine with the art of manual therapy. It is a hands-on approach to healthcare. Physical Therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your injury or pain, and work to eliminate it. While every patient’s injury and pain is unique, we use various techniques to get you back to your pre-injury condition. The overall goal is to restore your mobility and function with improved joint protection to prevent the injury from reoccurring.
What type of formal education do physical therapists have?
Physical therapists must graduate from an accredited post baccalaureate program, pass their state board examination and maintain a current level of professional knowledge annually with continuing education courses. Depending on the university, a physical therapy program is either a Masters (Masters of Science – MS) or doctorate level degree (Doctorate of Physical Therapy – DPT).
How long will it take me to get better?
This depends on the extent and nature of your injury. Typically you will begin to feel the effects and benefits of physical therapy after your first or second visit. Our main goal is to get you back to your pre-injury function.
How many sessions will I have?
Each patient’s diagnosis is unique and together with your referring physician, your physical therapist will develop a plan of care that is specific to you. Your plan of care and the number of visits will most likely be determined during your initial visit.
How long will my therapy sessions last?
Typically, the first session lasts for 1 hour. This will include your intake forms and our initial evaluation. Each session there after may range from 30-45 minutes. The time will be based on your specific needs and our scheduling staff will let you know how much time to plan for.