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Lower Back pain! Finally Someone Who Can Help!

Patient’s First Visit

When you arrive for your initial visit at Olympic Sports & Spine Rehabilitation, our Patient Services Representatives will ask you to provide the following information:

Referral Form

Download our Referral Form to take to your physician to complete.

During your course of therapy, it is important that you keep us informed of any changes you may have such as a change in insurance, a change of address, or physician, etc. so we may continue to provide you with excellent care, service and accurate billing.

What should I wear?

All examinations are private. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that is appropriate for exercise.  We may need to ask you to change into a patient gown for your evaluation and treatment, but if you would be more comfortable wearing your own attire please bring your own shorts and tee shirt.

How long is each visit?

The initial evaluation, will take approximately one hour. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete Patient Registration Information. Each follow-up visit will take approximately 45 minutes depending on your treatment plan.  The frequency and duration of your treatment program will be in part determined by your physician and therapist’s recommendations but will also be based on your goals and availability.

What should I expect during my initial visit?

During your initial evaluation, a physical or occupational therapist will review your medical history with you and will then complete a thorough therapy evaluation.  Together, you and your therapist will develop a treatment plan which meets your needs.

To schedule your appointment call one of our clinics today.

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Treatment for Back Pain and Neck Pain

We can help your back pain and neck pain

Research indicates that at least 70% of people in developed countries will experience low back or neck pain at some point in their lives.

Back pain is a common complaint. Most people in the United States will experience low back pain at least once during their lives.

What are the signs/symptoms of back and neck problems?

  • Recurring pain or pain that does not go away
  • Stiffness or swelling of a joint
  • Back or neck pain which limits your activity
  • Numbness or  tingling
  • Difficulty sitting or standing
  • Loss of motion and flexibility
  • Decreased balance and falls
  • Difficulty walking or climbing stairs
  • Headaches
  • Decreased endurance and muscular weakness

What are the underlying causes of back and neck pain?

Injuries, disease, bad habits and repetitive stress can lead to low back pain and neck pain

How are back pain and neck pain treated at Olympic Sports & Spine Rehabilitation?

Our physical therapists will assess your mobility and help you to restore normal  motion. Your muscle strength, coordination and balance will also be examined.  Our well trained therapists will assess and treat the underlying cause of your musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems.  We are experts in restoring optimum function so that you can return to the activities you enjoy!
At Olympic Sports & Spine Rehabilitation you will be thoroughly evaluated. You and your therapist will design a treatment plan which meets your specific needs. Treatment may include: therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, body mechanics training, and modalities as needed (ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cold laser, etc).  A home exercise program will be developed for you to assist you in achieving your goals.

What are the goals of back pain and neck pain treatment?

Our goals are to assist you in decreasing your pain and in regaining normal mobility, strength and function.  We want to quickly and safely help you correct the following problems:

 

  • Muscle imbalances (tight or weak)
  • Hypermobility/instability (increased motion)
  • Hypomobility (loss of motion)
  • Decreased mobility of muscle, tissue or fascia (connective  tissue)
  • Inhibited muscles
  • Postural issues (“bad habits”)

This service is offered at:

Gig Harbor Clinic
Tacoma Clinic
Lakewood Clinic
Puyallup Clinic
South Hill Clinic
Spanaway Clinic
University Place Clinic

Manual therapy can help your pain. Please visit our page on MANUAL THERAPY

 

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    Insurance & Billing

    Olympic Sports & Spine Rehabilitation is a preferred provider for most insurance plans. As a courtesy to you, we will bill your health insurance. If your injury is due to a motor vehicle accident (MVA), we will also be happy to bill your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage with your auto insurance. Please contact one of our Patient Account Representatives by calling 253-581-5200 if you have any insurance questions.

    At Olympic Sports & Spine Rehabilitation you have the option to receive physical or massage therapy services without a prescription or referral from your physician. However, you need to keep in mind that your insurance carrier may not pay for therapy services without a written referral or prescription. A physician referral is required to receive occupational therapy. To receive a written referral or prescription, please contact your physician.

    Download an Olympic Sports & Spine Rehabilitation Referral Slip to take to your physician.

    Once you provide us with your insurance information, we will be happy to contact your insurance company to get a verification of your therapy benefits prior to your initial evaluation. If your insurance provider requires a co-pay, deductible or co-insurance payment we will ask for payment at the time of your visit. We accept cash, check or credit card payments.

    If you DO NOT have insurance or a third party is responsible for payment of your injury, please let us know and we will inform you about our “Private Pay Policy”. For all other questions regarding your account or billing, please contact one of our Patient Account Representatives by calling 253-581-5200.

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    Manual Therapy

    Hands on Treatments

    Manual therapy includes “hands on” techniques to improve motion and function of soft tissue and joints. These techniques also include manual lymphatic drainage (using your hands to decrease swelling) and manual traction (stretching of joints with use of your hands).

    Manual Therapy, the Hands On treatment approach.

    What are the results of manual therapy?

    Manual physical therapy techniques restore motion to stiff joints and tight muscles. Mobilization of a stiff joint helps to restore normal function as does stretching of restricted muscles.
    Who would benefit from manual therapy?

    Individuals who have decreased joint motion, tight or sore muscles or those with pain on movement will benefit from manual therapy. Faulty joint mechanics (poor joint function) may cause pain which is often relieved with manual therapy techniques.
    How is manual therapy used at Olympic Sports & Spine Rehabilitation?

    A licensed physical therapist will evaluate your motion and function and develop a treatment plan designed just for you.  Your plan will often include body mechanics training for injury prevention and exercise instruction along with the manual therapy techniques chosen to restore your function.

    We are recognized in the Puget Sound region for our highly skilled manual physical therapists.


    This service is offered at:

    Gig Harbor Clinic
    Tacoma Clinic
    Lakewood Clinic
    Puyallup Clinic
    South Hill Clinic
    Spanaway Clinic
    University Place Clinic

    Many of our therapists are certified with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy

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