Leaders in on-site Physical Therapy (PT)/Occupational Therapy (OT).

Rehabilitation Institute of Wisconsin logo

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

It is recommended that you obtain a prescription from your physician for physical or occupational therapy, as many insurances require this. Then call us to schedule your first visit, which will include evaluation and the development of a plan of care, based on the evaluation findings.

What should I wear?

Wear or bring with you clothes that will be comfortable for you to move in. Shorts are helpful for treatment of the lower extremity and a short-sleeve t-shirt or tank top works well for shoulder or other upper extremity treatment. We do have hospital gowns too, if you prefer to change into one of these.

What does physical or occupational therapy treatment consist of?

Your plan of care will be individualized to address your particular problems and goals and the deficits found during your evaluation. Physical and occupational therapy may consist of the following:

Manual therapy techniques
Therapeutic exercise
Therapeutic activities
Neuromuscular re-education

Gait training
Modalities
Patient education
Home exercise program instruction

Will it hurt?

For the majority of patients we treat, we typically avoid working through increased levels of pain. There are exceptions to this, however, that are dependent upon the type of musculoskeletal injury you've had and the treatment goals and indications. This will always be discussed with you and your therapist will work within your tolerance. It isn't unusual to experience temporary soreness after the sessions, just as you would after exercising.

What diagnoses does Rehabilitation Institute of Wisconsin provide physical therapy or occupational therapy treatment for?

We are an outpatient clinic and most of our patients have experienced an orthopedic, sports, or work-related injury or are seen for post-surgical rehabilitation or pain relief. Some common diagnoses we treat include:

TMJ syndrome
headaches
neck pain
whiplash
disc bulge or herniation
radiculopathy
shoulder impingement
tennis elbow
carpal tunnel syndrome
low back pain
sciatica
discectomy
spinal fusion

plantar fasciitis
strain
sprain
fracture
tendinitis
bursitis
muscle tear
degenerative joint disease (arthritis)
total joint replacement
muscle or tendon repair
ligament reconstruction
vestibular/balance dysfunction

How long will each session last?

Each session will last about one hour.

Do you offer early morning or evening appointments?

Yes, we generally offer treatment from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will work with you to accommodate your scheduling needs, if they are outside of this range.

Is there parking nearby?

Yes, both the Brookfield and Glendale locations have plenty of free parking right outside the doors.

Do you accept my insurance?

We will be happy to contact your insurance company, on your behalf, to verify our network status and your benefits.

Brookfield     ---    Glendale                (262) 798-9650                Email:therapy@riow.com

Rehabilitation Institute of Wisconsin, Inc. © 2013 | Privacy Policy