frequently asked questions
Thanks for wanting to know more about your health! We really hope
we can answer some of your questions here on our FAQ page, but if
not then please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Will my evaluation hurt?
What will we do at the evaluation?
First, we will talk. After reviewing any forms that you bring in, you will have the opportunity to share your history and concerns. The exam will be discussed with you so that you can have any questions answered right away. Your exam may include general movement like bending forward and backward, observing how you move your body, and specific tests of your joints, muscles, and nerves. If you come to the clinic for pelvic rehabilitation, an assessment of your pelvic muscles internally (through the rectum or vaginal canal) may be valuable, and you will have the option to choose or refuse any part of the examination or treatment with which you don’t feel comfortable. We will then develop your plan of care and give recommendations for frequency and duration of treatments.
How early should I arrive for my first visit?
If you were able to complete the new patient paperwork that was emailed to you or found on this website 10 minutes early will be fine. If you still need to complete the paperwork, we recommend 20 minutes early.
What is the average number of visits patients typically need?
Based on our findings during the initial evaluation, we will create an individualized and customized plan of care for you. We will update at follow up visits. We typically see orthopedic injuries 2-3x/week for 4 weeks and pelvic health issues 1x/week for 6 weeks. If you have been dealing with your problem for many years, it may take longer.
Do you follow a particular technique?
No, our therapists have multiple different treatment techniques they use depending on your specific needs. For women’s health, they have all been trained by the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Will you just tell me to do Kegels for my pelvic floor dysfunction?
No, there is so much more for us to teach you!
Should I bring previous medical records?
All information is helpful. You may want to bring in any reports to have them explained to you so you can thoroughly understand your condition.
Will you be in touch with my doctor and will my doctor be informed about what is going on with my treatment?
Yes, if you sign the disclosure form. If not, your visits are strictly confidential.
Should I bring anyone with me?
Feel free to bring whomever you want. All visits are confidential and private so it is your decision to have another person present.
What should I wear?
Please wear loose fitting clothing or bring gym shorts if you like, but it is not necessary. Try to allow access to the area we will be treating. We provide exam and treatment gowns if needed.
Can I bring my child/ren?
Yes. Children are always welcome if no other option is available.
What should I do if I have my period?
Generally there is no need to reschedule unless you have an infection. It is your decision. If you have heavy flows or cramps, you may feel more comfortable rescheduling.
How do I get in touch with the office if I am running late or there is a traffic issue, you know you are on Eagle Road right?
You can call 208-501-8264 and let our front desk staff know.