755 Ela Road Lake Zurich IL

(847) 550-9784

The cornerstone of our philosophy is personal service and respect for our patients. Our friendly, relaxing atmosphere will put you at ease as soon as you enter. We are always available to answer any questions you may have prior to your visit. As with other medical practices, we will have forms for you to fill out before you meet with your therapist. You can download the forms, to fill out prior to your first visit, or fill them out at our office.

When scheduling your first visit, we will ask for your insurance information. We strongly recommend that patients contact their insurance carrier to confirm coverage for physical therapy.

What can I expect if I have an orthopedic diagnosis?

  • Bring or wear a sleeveless shirt if we are working on your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
  • If your diagnosis involves your knee, ankle, or low back please wear or bring a loose fitting pair of shorts
  • If your diagnosis involves your spine, you may be asked to change into a patient gown.

At your first visit, your therapist will:

  • Discuss the history of your diagnosis
  • Perform a musculoskeletal evaluation
  • Evaluate your posture and flexibility of the body part involved
  • Assess the surrounding joints (for example, if you have a knee problem, your ankle and/ or hip may also be evaluated)
  • Evaluate the soft tissue surrounding your condition for tension and trigger points
  • Analyze your gait and/or strength (if appropriate)
  • Provide initial treatment
  • Prescribe exercises or activities to do at home

What can I expect if I have pelvic disorders?

At your first visit, your therapist will:

  • Inform you about the musculature and function of the pelvis, before any evaluation takes place
  • Take a thorough medical history
  • Ask you questions about your bowel, bladder and sexual function as the pelvic musculature involves all three functions.
  • Evaluate posture, core strength, pelvis and hip musculature
  • Assess your pelvic floor musculature. This can be performed vaginally or rectally. This is not a pelvic exam (no stirrups or speculum is utilized).  It is an assessment of the pelvic musculature. If you are not comfortable with this, your therapist will present evaluation options to you.
  • Provide initial treatment
  • Prescribe exercises or activities to be performed at home

If you have any questions prior to your first visit, please call and a therapist will be pleased to discuss the evaluation and treatment with you.