Physical therapy and occupational therapy are forms of health care that treat physical disorders of movement, pain, and activities of daily living. Speech pathologist addresses disorders of speech, cognition, communication and swallowing difficulty.
To receive outpatient rehabilitative services, speak with your doctor about the physical problems you’re experiencing. If your doctor determines rehabilitation is the best fit for your problems, a prescription will be written. Upon your first visit, an initial evaluation will be performed to determine your specific needs and an individualized plan will be customized specifically for you. A variety of services are available to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients:
- Therapeutic Activities and Exercises
- Manual Therapy and Massage
- Physical Agent Modalities
- Electrical Stimulation
- Light Therapy
- Hot and Cold Pack
- Neuromuscular Re-Education
- Gait Training
- Custom Splint Fabrication
- Hand Writing Programs
- Sport Specific Training Programs
- Dysphagia Treatment
- Cognitive Treatment
- Speech Language Treatment
1. What happens at my first outpatient rehab visit?
The first visits will focus on a qualified therapist or provider completing an initial evaluation. We gather your medical history and appropriate measurements of which may include vital signs, range of motion, strength, balance, etc. as appropriate. The provider will then establish a plan of care and treatment goals. Some treatment may also be initiated on the first day so come prepared for exercise which is a part of most treatment plans.
2. How long do treatments last?
Treatments are generally 45 to 60 minutes in length.
3. What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing that allows for a variety of movements of the arms and legs is recommended. Clothing with easy access to the body parts being treated is also helpful although gowns are available. Closed toe, lace up shoes are preferred.
4. What should I do if I am late for an appointment?
As a rehabilitation patient, we reserve time for you with a qualified therapist or provider. If you are late for an appointment, you may be forgoing some of your allotted time. We recommend that you call our office to discuss options for re-scheduling if you will more than 15 minutes late to your appointment.
5. Should I come if I am sick?
Please do not attend therapy with any potentially contagious condition unless previously discussed and approved by your therapist. Please recognize that many patients in our facility have low immunity and are more at risk by exposure to a contagious condition. We have many alcohol hand sanitizer dispensers throughout our clinic and we recommend that you use them frequently to help keep you healthy while you are here.
6. How will I receive my bill?
Billing is completed through the Brazosport Regional Business Office. Accounts are established for each calendar month. At the end of each month, charges applied to your account will first be filed with any applicable insurance company. As the Patient Responsibilities are determined, a bill for your portion will be sent to you in the mail for the Business Office.
Co-pays or self pay accounts can be paid at the time of service. Please inquire with our front office staff regarding the procedure. If you have any questions regarding your benefits, our office staff will provide you with information that your insurance company has provided us, but we also recommend that you discuss rehabilitation benefits with your insurance representative.
If you have any questions regarding your bill, please contact the Brazosport Regional Business Office at 979-299-2882.
7. How often do I need to make appointments?
Treatment plans vary according to individual patient cases and doctors’ orders, but most treatment plans call for 2-3 treatments per week.
Treatments are scheduled according to the recommended frequency of duration. Re-evaluation of your progress will occur prior to the completion of your treatment session. If an extension is recommended, the new treatment plan will be sent to the referring physician for approval.
8. What appointment times are available?
For PT, OT, and Speech Therapy, treatment sessions are available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 until 11:00 and 1:00 until 4:00 and Friday from 8:00 until 11:00. The Rehabilitation Center closes at 5:00 Monday through Thursday and at 12:00 on Friday. Rehab is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
For Cardiac Rehab, Phase II sessions occur on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:00 and 3:00. For Cardiac Rehab Phase III members, wellness sessions are available either 2 per week on Tuesday and Thursday or 3 times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Sessions occur on an hourly basis and you will discuss the session options with the evaluating staff at your first visit.
Pulmonary Wellness sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday.
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