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PATIENT INFO

People who are in pain, have had an injury, or have a disease that prevents them from moving around as freely as they would like should consider physical therapy.

We at Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy are dedicated to determining the source of your discomfort and providing a treatment plan that will allow you to return to living a full and healthy life.

Our Wauwatosa, WI physical therapy facility is available to assist you in resuming your favorite activities! Please call (414) 763-2941 or click here to request an appointment or learn more about our services.

What Should I Do To Prepare For My Appointment?

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment.

  • It is a good idea to make a list of questions that you want to discuss on your first visit.

  • Bring a copy of your insurance card and a photo ID with you.

  • Please call our office at (414) 763-2941 to verify your insurance benefits beforehand.

  • Have in writing key past medical history, previous treatments, current medications, and other important information.

  • List out signs and symptoms that can be of importance to the therapist. What has been hurting or bothering you? For how long? What is it preventing you from doing? A list of your goals and what you want to accomplish in physical therapy.

 

What To Expect At Your First Appointment

  • When you arrive at our office, you will register at the front desk. They will help you with the insurance process so you can focus on getting better as soon as possible.

  • After that, you will have your initial evaluation with one of our physical therapists. We will ask about your medical history, present pain, ailment, or injury during your evaluation. Try to be as honest as possible; open communication helps us better understand your issue and find the best solution for you!

  • During your appointment, your movement, strength, coordination, and other factors will be evaluated. Our goal is to assist you, so please let our therapist know if anything hurts or bothers you during the examination!

  • Following your evaluation, our physical therapist will recommend and prepare a personalized treatment plan to ensure the fastest recovery and best results. On the first day, some treatments will be administered to get you started on the road to recovery. During your next visit, however, you will be able to fully implement your treatment plan.

  • Our therapist will document their findings and treatment plan, which will be given to your referring physician or another medical expert of your choice.

  • You will plan a series of visits at the front desk when your first appointment is completed. The number of treatment sessions required will be determined by the recommendation of our therapist and will be discussed with you at your first appointment.

 

We have a lot of convenient appointment times, but peak times can fill up quickly, so plan as much as possible.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have any questions. We want to make sure you are comfortable so you can experience a full recovery.

Insurance and Direct Access

Although insurance is always changing, most private health insurance companies including United HealthCare and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield are covered under Direct Access. 

As long as the physical therapist establishes a plan of care for the patient, care is covered under Medicare. Just keep in mind that for continued treatment, the physical therapist must have the plan of care approved and signed off by a licensed doctor.

Studies about direct access In physical therapy have shown:

  • Patients reported a higher level of satisfaction when they received physical therapy through Direct Access versus physician referral.

  • Patients receiving physical therapy through direct access versus referral had better outcomes at discharge.

 

All around, Direct Access is changing the landscape of healthcare. If you or someone you love would like to learn more about Direct Access to physical therapy, or how physical therapy can combat chronic pain of any sort, contact our clinic today to schedule an appointment with a Wauwatosa, WI physical therapist. 

Refer a Friend

Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy prides itself on its growth through word of mouth. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our great patients sending great patients!

Do you know someone who could benefit from our pain-relieving services? Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy wants to help everyone in Wauwatosa, WI find pain relief! We strive to make a positive difference in as many people’s lives as possible so that we might serve as a source of hope to our patients in need. Could we make a difference in the life of someone you know?

Perhaps you have had a friend or family member complain about their back bothering them? Or a niece or nephew suffering a sports injury? If so, share your experience with them and lead them to recovery at Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy!

If you know someone who could benefit from our assistance, please fill out the form below and we’ll send them information on how we might be able to help them!

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