Providence Vancouver Rehabilitation
Providence Vancouver Rehabilitation
The team at Providence Vancouver Rehabilitation specializes in a comprehensive approach to rehab – combining manual therapy, patient education and therapeutic exercise to enhance your recovery and let you return to work and life in the shortest time possible.
We believe in tackling the problem head on to get to the root of the issue and provide a long-term solution that is attentive to each patient. We emphasize a hands-on approach, progressing to independent management through exercise and patient education for the most effective treatment to get to the underlying cause of the problem and help our patients achieve their goals in a comfortable environment.
Our rehabilitation services include:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Sports medicine
- Post-surgical care
- Workers’ compensation
Providence specializes in a comprehensive approach, combining manual therapy, patient education and therapeutic exercise to enhance the recovery of our patients and return them to work and life in the shortest time possible. Here’s what to expect along your journey to maximum recovery and during your first visit to our clinic:
Your treatment begins with a focused evaluation, which includes health history and overall health assessment. A physical examination relative to your injury is then conducted to get a baseline assessment of your situation to enable us to begin the appropriate treatment specific to your needs.
Using information gathered during the initial evaluation, you and your therapist will establish a treatment plan and therapy goals designed to help you achieve recovery as quickly and safely as possible.
Your treatment program will initially focus on relieving your symptoms and stabilizing your condition. This will be accomplished using a wide range of interventions to facilitate necessary physical changes. Treatment then progresses to strengthening and regaining maximum movement and function without pain. Exercise and strengthening programs are tailored to meet individual goals and assist in this process. In addition, you will learn ways to prevent future problems and maintain health. You will spend every visit one on one with your same therapist.
Since your understanding and participation in your treatment program are essential to achieving your goals as quickly as possible, you will be taught strategies to take control of your body and its healing process from day one. Education is part of what we do as physical therapists. Expect to receive a home program that will include both flexibility and strengthening techniques.
Open communication is vital between you and your therapist, and we encourage you to ask questions during the course of your therapy. You should never be afraid to ask questions. It’s your body.
Throughout treatment, you will establish a relationship with your physical therapist and gain valuable knowledge that empowers you to take control of your physical health and experience the best physical health life can offer.
In order to make the most of your physical therapy sessions, we ask that you wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Exercise clothing, such as sweats, t-shirts and shorts are most appropriate.
Because you are the primary focus of our care, your active participation is essential to a successful rehabilitation program. These 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.