FAQs

At Northern Rehab our team of skilled therapists specialize in the thorough evaluation of sports injuries and orthopedic problems.

We treat our patients with gentle exercises, hands-on techniques, and education in self management skills.

Our cost effective care includes: specialized hands-on treatment, injury assessment & rehab, individual conditioning programs, custom orthotics, and educational programs.

 
 
  • What does a physical therapist do?

    Physical therapists are experts trained in the evaluation and treatment of muscle, joint, and nerve dysfunction. We are trained specifically to improve movement and function, relieve pain, and expand movement potential. Physical therapy is often the treatment of choice in situations where pain impairs function, in recovering from an injury or surgery, and in recovering from a disease process or illness. Physical therapists also teach adaptive and physical coping skills in dealing with impaired function from a disease, injury or illness.
  • What should I expect on my first visit?

    On your first visit, your therapist will perform a thorough examination of the problem. The examination involves a history, tests and measurements, postural and movement analysis, and palpation to determine muscular and joint involvement. Following the evaluation, these findings will be discussed with you and a physical therapy plan of care will be developed by you and your therapist. Treatment is rendered on the first visit as appropriate.
  • What type of treatment will I receive?

    Treatment is based on the initial examination findings along with ongoing reassessment and evaluation. Treatment may consist of a variety of hands-on joint and soft tissue treatment techniques, gentle exercise techniques, pain reducing modalities, and education in self-management skills. Treatments are designed to increase motion and strength, reduce pain, and most importantly, restore function. Patients are typically involved in an active exercise program at home and are educated in ways to speed recovery and prevent recurrence of the problem.
  • When should I arrive and what should I bring for my initial evaluation appointment?

    You should arrive 15 minutes early for your scheduled appointment so that you can fill out any necessary registration forms. If you would like to fill out your new patient forms ahead of time, you can download them from our new patient forms page. You will need to bring your insurance card, photo ID, and a copy of your prescription for physical therapy.
  • How long will each visit last?

    The first session will last approximately one hour. Subsequent sessions are ½ – 1 hour in length.
  • When is the best time to start physical therapy?

    Typically, treatment should begin as early as possible. Treating a problem early helps to prevent it from becoming chronic and in the prevention of future problems. This decreases the length of time you may require treatment and reduces healthcare costs.
  • Should I ask my doctor to refer me if I think I may need therapy?

    Definitely. When you have a problem you think may be helped by physical therapy ask your doctor or give us a call and we will help you to determine if this is a problem that may be helped by physical therapy.
  • Can I choose what physical therapist I go to?

    Absolutely! The decision of where you go to receive treatment is yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you would like to go to, you should let your doctor or insurance company know this. Not all physical therapists or practices are the same and the choice of your provider is yours. Sometimes your physician will recommend a specific therapist or practice to you, sometimes your insurance company will require you to go to specific therapists or practices. You always have the right to ask for a specific provider. If we are not “in network” with your specific insurance company, many have out of network options that still provide coverage.
  • Will my insurance cover physical therapy?

    Most insurance companies do cover physical therapy services. The amount and type of coverage varies. It is always best to check with your insurance company regarding specific coverage guidelines. Our office staff will also verify your specific coverage guidelines at your first visit.
  • How can I make an appointment?

    We have four locations to serve you better. DeKalb Resource Pkwy Office- 3266 Resource Parkway, DeKalb, IL 60115 815-756-8524 DeKalb Lincoln Hwy Office- 232 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115 815-756-2369 Rochelle Office- 1211 Currency Court, Suite C, Rochelle IL 61068 815-562-3299 Genoa Office- 540 East Main Street, Suite 5, Genoa IL 60135 815-784-6417 Just give us a call and our office staff will assist you in setting up an appointment.
  • What should I wear to my physical therapy appointments?

    You should wear loose comfort clothes that you can easily move in. If we are seeing you for your knees, please bring or wear shorts.

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Your Right to Choose

The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.