Physical Therapy Clinic Services in St. John & Whiting, IN
Genesis Rehab Services
is here to treat patients for their chronic pain management and injuries that require physical therapies.
With the increasingly busy lifestyles, experiencing bodily pain is quite common. Our Therapists have the knowledge and expertise to treat the troubles that can cause this: stress, back and neck problems, knee pain, shoulder pain, and arthritis.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy combines the science of healing with the art of caring. it is a hands-on approach to healthcare. Physical Therapists evaluate your movement patterns; identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it. While every patient's pain is unique, the physical therapist may use various techniques to decrease your pain. As your pain decreases, the therapist will progress to stretching and strengthening exercises specific to your needs. The overall goal is to restore your mobility and function to prevent the injury from reoccurring.
How do I know if physical therapy would help me?
Working with you and your doctor, we can discuss your options and help determine if physical therapy would be right for you. Talk to your doctor or contact us to set up a free consultation.
What should I bring to my first visit?
- A prescription for physical therapy from your referring physician, or PA
- List of current prescribed medications and over the counter vitamins/herbals.
- Picture I.D.
- Insurance information (we will take a copy of your card)
- In case of an automobile accident or worker's compensation claim, also bring any contact names, phone numbers and claim number.
Typically, we prefer to provide care in the least painful way possible. At Genesis Rehab Physical Therapy Services we strive to help restore mobility and function.
Sometimes your pain levels will fluctuate. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. As part of your treatment program we educate you and provide you with the tools to control your discomfort without sacrificing function.
As always good communication is the main key, and with your therapist help you can minimize any discomfort.Our goal is, always, to send you home with lesser pain than what you came in with!!
Does insurance cover my treatment?
Yes, in most cases it does. Our office will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
For more information please call us at (219) 627-3069 St. John
Or (219) 655-5285 Whiting
What type of payment do you accept?
We accept cash and checks only. We are happy to discuss payment plan options, as well.
Our patient's modesty and privacy is the most important to us. We provide treatments in private rooms to protect verbal and nonverbal communication. It is still the best to dress comfortably in loose fitting clothing.
RECOMMENDED ATTIRE ACCORDING TO AREAS TO BE TREATED:
1. Neck/cervical spine:
an open neck shirt, preferably with short sleeves or sleeveless or possibly a loose tank top. Avoid turtle necks or tight fitting clothing/tops.2. Shoulder:
Please bring or wear a loose fitting tank top that exposes the neck and shoulder region. Men may be asked to remove their shirt.3. Elbow/wrist/hand:
Please wear a short sleeve shirt or a loose fitting long sleeve that can be rolled up above the elbow.4. Low Back/lumbar spine/ Hip:
Bottoms with a loose or elastic waist line like gym or sweatpants. You may wear shorts that have an elastic waist and a loose fitting leg.5. Knee:
Please wear or bring loose fitting shorts with an elastic waist band. If wearing sweat pants or long gym pants you MUST be able to roll the pants to above the knee.6. Foot and Ankle:
Please wear or bring loose fitting shorts with an elastic waist band. If you wear sweat pants or long gym pants you must be able to roll the pants to above the knee. Must be able to remove shoes and socks for the exam and treatmentWe provide gowns during your session if needed.
What can I expect my first visit?
The physical therapist will:
Complete your evaluation, which typically consists of getting a thorough past medical history and testing your functional movement, flexibility and strength; and2.
Initiate treatment to help eliminate pain and establish a unique and specific plan of care.
How long will my therapy sessions last?
Typically, the most of our sessions last for 1 hour of one on one therapy with the designated physical therapist. The time will be based on your specific needs.
How many sessions will I have?
Each patient's diagnosis is different, so together with your referring physician, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit.
What types of education/training do your therapists have?
Physical therapists are evidence-based health care professionals who offer cost effective treatment that helps increase motion, relieve pain and improve quality of life. Physical therapists have graduated from an accredited post baccalaureate program and passed their state board examination. Depending on the university, the physical therapy program is a bachelors, masters or doctorate level degree.