Making the decision on where you want to spend your recovery time can be a daunting task. It is important to know the decision is all yours. And when you make that decision, we understand many questions regarding what to expect will arise. To help ease your apprehensions and fears, we have compiled a few Frequently Asked Questions below:
- What can I expect for my first therapy visit in your Rehab Facility?
At Senior Rehab & Recovery your first session will include a comprehensive assessment of your condition. Your therapist will ask about your medical history, the events that led to your issue, what aggravates and eases your symptoms, how your condition impacts your everyday life, and what your goals are for your therapy. Then your therapist will perform an examination including tests relevant to your condition. All of these tests help to confirm or rule out other problems. From all these tests and measures, a treatment plan is developed, and goals are set specific to you. These goals may be different from what you told your therapist but should be related to your desired outcomes when the therapy concludes.
- What will my therapy consist of?
After your initial session, you will then start your regular treatment sessions. These will involve your therapist asking how you are feeling, and if there are any changes in your condition. Treatments should include instruction in exercises you can do at home, as well as manual therapy and any other intervention appropriate for your condition. You should leave each session feeling as though you have worked hard! If your symptoms are worse, please let your therapist know. At Senior Rehab & Recovery, we never want to make you worse, but it is important for us to know what helps you as well as what doesn’t!
- What should I wear for my therapy sessions?
It is important for you to wear clothing that is comfortable. Jogging suits or shorts are good choices as they are loose fitting and allow for flexibility. Wearing good fitting shoes with good grips on the soles are important for safety.
- How often will I receive therapy?
Your therapy sessions will vary according to your condition. Many times therapy is offered 3 – 7 times a week depending on your medical status and doctor’s order. At Senior Rehab & recovery, each session typically lasts from 30 minutes to approximately an hour.
- My Doctor said I need both Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. What is the difference?
The main difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy is that OT focuses on improving your ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) and PT focuses on improving your mobility. This can be through therapeutic exercises/ activities and often times a pain management program.
- Why did the doctor order Speech Therapy when I can talk just fine?
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. … These disorders usually happen as a result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia, although they can be congenital.
- My Doctor is sending me to a rehab facility because I keep falling at home. How can therapy keep me from falling?
At Senior Rehab & Recovery we realize therapy itself will not keep you from falling. In fact, there is a chance you could fall in the rehab facility if you had issues with falling at home. Therapy’s role in your fall prevention is through strengthening and balance programs. Through a skilled regimen of exercises and balance activities you should increase your ability to regain your balance and avoid a fall.