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What Do I Need To Schedule An Appointment?

You will need a prescription from your doctor dated within the past 30 days, your insurance card, a referral from your Primary Care Physician (as needed for your insurance company), a list of your current medications, and a photo ID.

How Long Are Appointments?

Appointments generally run about 30 minutes.

How Often Will I Attend Physical, Occupational Or Speech Therapy?

You will attend two to three times a week. The time and length will be determined between you and your therapist depending on your need.

Will I Have A Co Pay And What Will It Be?

Your insurance plan will determine your co-pay.  Any questions about what your particular insurance covers should be directed towards your insurance company.  MetroWest Medical Center offers a 20% discount on co-payments made on the day of treatment and any future treatments.

Do You Take My Insurance Plan?

What Should I Wear To My First Session?

You should wear something comfortable, and it should allow the evaluating therapist to access the body part that will be receiving treatment.  We also have gowns available for patient use.

What Will My Treatment Consist Of?

Your treatment may consist of a variety of modalities, manual therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, injury management and prevention education.

What Should I Expect On My First Visit?

On your first visit if you could arrive 15-20minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out your paperwork. During your evaluation, you and your therapist will discuss your needs for therapy. At this time, your therapist may also use some tests (i.e. to measure your strength, range of motion, pain) to establish appropriate goals with you.

What Types Of Diagnoses Do You Treat?

Physical, occupational, and speech therapists treat many conditions and injuries on an outpatient basis, including: 

  • arthritis 
  • neck, back and shoulder pain 
  • facial and jaw pain 
  • balance disorders 
  • vertigo
  • hand injuries 
  • carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • knee and leg injuries or pain 
  •  lymphedema 
  • neurology disorders 
  • speech disorders 
  • swallowing disorders 
  • sports-related injuries 
  • work-related injuries

Inpatient And Outpatient Rehabilitation: What's The Difference?

Inpatient rehabilitation generally refers to physician and therapy services you receive during a stay in the hospital. 

Outpatient rehabilitation refers to services you receive when you are not admitted to the hospital, such as physician services and physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

We can help you move better! 

For more information or to set up an appointment, please call 855-655-ORTHO.

 


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