Q. Do I need a Doctor's prescription for therapy?
A. Yes, a prescription for therapy is needed. Please bring your prescription with you to your first appointment, or the physician's office can fax it to us.
Q. How do I schedule an appointment?
A. Call one of our conveniently located facilities and our staff will be able to assist you.
Q. Where are you located?
A. Click here to view our many convenient locations throughout the Great Lakes Bay area.
Q. Do you provide pool therapy?
A. Yes. Our Center for Rehabilitation facility has an Aquatic program, which includes the use of a SwimEx Therapeutic pool.
Q. What are your hours?
A. Out-patient hours are Monday through Friday. Times vary per location to meet the needs of our clients. Click here for specific hours for each site.
Q. How long does a typical therapy session last?
A. Therapy sessions may vary based on individual needs of the client. Most sessions last approximately 45 minutes. If more than one type of therapy is required, allow 45 minutes for each type of therapy.
Q. Will my insurance cover therapy?
A. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to verify coverage for therapy. During the admission process, our admitting staff will be glad to assist you with any questions.
Acute Care Rehabilitation
Q. What should I expect during my stay at the inpatient rehabilitation unit?
A. You will receive 3 hours of therapy daily, at least 5 days per week. A multidisciplinary team will work with you to improve your independence in order to return home.
Q. Who makes up the multi-disciplinary team?
A. The team includes rehabilitation physician, medical physician, neuropsychologist, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, recreational therapists, nurses, case managers, social workers, and dieticians.
Q. What is the McLaren Bay Region Joint Express Program?
A. Our Joint Express Program helps prepare patients who elect to have a knee or hip replacement how to have the best possible outcome, a quick recovery, and a faster return to daily living. Patients attend a preoperative education class where representatives from nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and case management cover what you can expect before and after surgery.
Q. How long will I be in the hospital?
A. Most people are well enough to be discharged two-three days after their surgery.
Q. How long will I need to use my walker, cane or crutches?
A. Your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist will give you a recovery plan before you leave the hospital.
Q. When can I use the stairs?
A. You should be able to go up and down stairs as soon as your therapist deems it appropriate. Your therapist will assist you in performing the stairs safely during your hospital stay.
Q. When can I drive?
A.Your surgeon will tell you when you can drive again.
Q. When can I return to work?
A. Most patients are cleared by their physician in eight weeks to return to work, however, this is dependent upon your work related physical demands.
Q. When can I shower?
A. Most patients can resume showering activities upon discharge from the hospital but you are instructed to avoid immersing the surgical wound in water until cleared by your physician.
Q. When can I resume sports activities?
A. Most patients are able to resume low impact sporting activities in approximately 8 to 12 weeks. High impact sporting activities must be cleared by your surgeon.