Frequently Asked Questions
- How long will my visit last?
On the first visit, the initial evaluation takes about one hour. Each follow-up visit will take about an hour as well, but this can vary based on your condition.
- How many visits will I need?
This is highly variable. You may need one visit or you may need months of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments and your past medical history. You will be re-evaluated regularly and when you see your doctor, we will provide a progress report for the doctor with our recommendations.
- Can I go to any physical therapy clinic?
In most cases, you have the right to choose any physical therapy clinic. We have several convenient locations in the Rockford and Chicago area.
- Can I go directly to a physical therapist?
No, in Illinois, you need a prescription from a medical doctor, chiropractor, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner before being seen by a physical therapist.
- Can my therapist provide me with a diagnosis?
In most states, including Illinois, physical therapists cannot make a medical diagnosis. Your doctor will provide you with a diagnosis.
- Are physical therapists licensed?
Yes. Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are licensed by their state.
- What are commonly treated injuries?
We have a wide variety of exercises and treatments for many different injuries. Some of the commonly-treated injuries are listed below.
•Rotator cuff sprains, strains, tears or post surgical
•Tennis or golfers elbow (lateral or medial epicondylitis)
•Carpal tunnel syndrome
•Finger/hand lacerations or injuries
•Sciatic nerve pain
•Hamstring/quadriceps pain, strains or tears
•Knee strain, sprain, ligament or meniscal injuries
•Ankle sprains and fractures
•Heel pain or spurs
Head, Neck and Back
•Postural problems or pain
•Balance problems or frequent falls
- Can I bring children to my visit?
Yes, but they must remain supervised and in the waiting area.