Terry Rehabilitation & Testing | Physical Rehabilitation and Functional Testing

For State Farm Policy Holders

Approximately 10% – 15% of our therapy is provided to patients who were injured in a car accident. This area of therapy is rife with fraud and abuse, partially due to the rules regarding these claims,  partially due to abuse of those rules, or the situation in general. We provide ethical, evidence-based treatment to all clients, and charge all clients the same, fair price for our services. Read more

Fear, Avoidance, and Beliefs

Fear, Avoidance, and Beliefs negatively impact patient care on a daily basis, however, they can be helpful in recovery when properly oriented an placed in perspective.

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Notice of Privacy Practices

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.  PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

If you have any questions, please contact our Privacy Office at the address or phone number at the bottom of this notice.

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Scope of Practice – Therapy Services

Therapy Services Provided: “Orthopedic Spine and Sports for All Ages”

We specialize in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation of all types, and for all joints.

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Pain and Therapy

Physical therapists get a bad rap when it comes to pain. Sometimes pain is necessary for recovery, however, saying “no pain, no gain” goes too far. Although I’ve addressed the role of pain in therapy, and used the term productive and unproductive a thousand times related to pain, I never thought to put it down on paper (in cyberspace) quite that way until the other day.

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Treatment Effectiveness – Trick or Treat?

Read This First

This is a very interesting article, and I think that any patient that is planning to undergo physical therapy should read through it.  After you’ve read it, I have a few (ok, more than a few) comments:

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We Have a Facebook Username!

What is a Username?

A Username on facebook is a shortened URL that allows others to easily find a facebook page.

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While individuals were able to obtain usernames over the summer (maybe before that) business pages initially had to jump through some hoops.

 

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Treatment Expectations

I have recently started doing “Utilization Peer Review” work in my spare time.  I wanted to ensure that I was acquainted with all aspects of the workers compensation system, and to be honest, I was a little curious to see what other clinics were doing.  UPR means that I spend some of my time each week working on a contract basis for insurance companies, reviewing the work of other therapists, and making recommendations regarding the appropriateness of proposed future care.

Well, it’s been extremely revealing, and leads me to today’s post about treatment expectations.

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The information on this Web site is provided by Terry Rehabilitation & Testing for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care, and medical advice and services are not being offered.

If you have, or suspect you have, a health problem you should consult your primary healthcare provider.

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Therapeutic Exercise – Terms Defined

These are a few of the most common terms used to describe therapeutic exercise

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Therapeutic Exercise – What Is It?

Therapeutic Exercise is Prescribed Exercise

Each component of prescribed exercise is targeted specifically to change some parameter of function within your body. A parameter of function may be flexibility, range of motion, strength, muscular, or cardiovascular endurance.

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The Role of Pain in Injury and Rehabilitation

“Is it OK for me to do _____ right now?”

Patients often ask that, or a variation of the question such as “I’d like to do _____ this weekend, but I wasn’t sure if I should avoid that or not.” Read more

Personal Attention

What Personal Attention Mean?

When we say that we provide “personal attention” it means that our full attention will be focused on you during your appointment. That means that we don’t split your time with another one, two or even three patients, as is common in some other physical therapy clinics. Read more

Mechanical and Inflammatory Pain

A Common Question

A patient asked me a question today that I get from time to time: “If I get one of those spinal injections…is that a cure or does it just cover up the pain?” The answer is a little more complex and needs some background to explain fully. One of the determinants in diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic problems is the concept of mechanical versus inflammatory pain. Read more

Your First Therapy Appointment

What Will Happen?

Your first therapy appointment will consist of an initial evaluation to determine the extent and nature of your problem, and to determine the need and future course of your care. Treatment goals are also laid out as part of the initial evaluation.

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