Orthopedic Rehabilitation: FAQ
FAQ About Outpatient Rehabilitation at Good Shepherd
Q. What is outpatient rehabilitation?
A. At Good Shepherd, outpatient rehabilitation treatment programs are designed to help patients regain function following an injury, illness or surgery. Each treatment plan is individually developed with your specific goals and needs in mind, and each patient is treated as a full participating member of the Good Shepherd rehabilitation team.
Q. Where can I receive Good Shepherd outpatient rehabilitation?
A. Good Shepherd offers outpatient rehabilitation at 29 locations throughout the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia.
Q. What clinicians provide outpatient care at Good Shepherd?
A. Certified physical and occupational therapists and assistants, along with certified speech therapists, provided individualized outpatient care at Good Shepherd.
Q. What treatment methods are used at Good Shepherd?
A. Good Shepherd believes in combining expert hands-on therapy with state-of-the-art rehabilitation technology. In fact, Good Shepherd is a Center of Excellence in the use of technology to improve wellness and function, and employs nearly 20 percent of all the certified Assistive Technology Practitioners in Pennsylvania.
Q. How often will I receive therapy?
A. Each patient receives an individually designed rehabilitation program, based on his or her medical needs and therapy goals.
Q. Will my primary physician be kept informed of my progress?
A. Yes. Staff at Good Shepherd will communicate with your primary care physician to let him or her know how your therapy is progressing.
Q. Do I need a physician prescription to receive outpatient rehabilitation?
A. A physician prescription is required for services at Good Shepherd. You may get a prescription from your primary care physician or a specialist.
Q. Will my insurance cover outpatient rehabilitation at Good Shepherd?
A. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network holds contracts with most insurance providers, and we will work with any insurance provider on behalf of our patients. Click here for more information.