Choosing an Outpatient Site for Your Physical Therapy Needs
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:26am | Scott Nier, PT, MA
If you have had surgery or are unable to perform your normal activities due to pain from an injury, arthritis or overuse, your physician may recommend outpatient physical or occupational therapy. Good Shepherd outpatient sites address these common orthopedic problems, as well as serve patients with neurological problems such as Parkinson’s, MS or stroke recovery. Most recently, Good Shepherd has developed and introduced a program designed to provide care for those who suffer from headaches, also at our outpatient sites.
To determine the best site for your specific needs you should:
Generally, you will need a prescription from a physician to receive therapy services. At Good Shepherd, we have many therapists who have met stringent licensing requirements allowing them to perform your evaluation and provide treatment for your condition, within the scope of therapy practice, for up to 30 days without a physician prescription. We inform your physician of your care and work with him or her to assure you are receiving the proper treatment.
Good Shepherd is available to assist you in arranging your therapy services, or to serve as a resource for you should you have questions about therapy. With more than 100 years of experience, we know rehabilitation!