Frequently Asked Questions: RIM GROUP Sports and Rehab

What should I wear to my RIMG Sports and Rehab appointment?

 

Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, or bring some with you. When possible we encourage patients to wear or bing a pair of shorts and avoid skirts for examination purposes.

 

How long will my initial and follow-up appointments lasts?

 

Initial visits can last up to one hour and follow-up visits 20-45 minutes. After a thorough history is obtained, the patient receives a thorough structural and functional examination. We discuss the best treatment program for the patient and then commonly the patient is treated the same day according to the findings and overall needs of the patient.

 

What is a Physiatrist (PM&R physician)?

 

Physiatrists take the whole body into account and are skilled in pinpointing and treating problems that affect your function without surgery. PM&R physicians treat and manage: 

 

  • acute and chronic conditions that have resulted in pain or limited function

  • accident injuries

  • patients that are considering surgery and/or recovering from surgery

  • illness that has diminished your energy or ability to move easily

  • problems related to nerve pain and/or nerve damage

  • chronic pain from arthritis

  • repetitive stress injury

  • spine problems (neck and back)

  • patients experiencing difficulty exercising due to excess weight, pain, or limited function.

  • Life changes such as childbirth that have created new challenges to your physical function

 

OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy)?

 

An Osteopathic Physician is trained to discover a treatment plan that is best for the patient according to the forces  that the body reveals following a unique physical examination, tailored for that patient. The goal in treatment, therefore, is not just simple spinal alignment, but it is also geared toward addressing abnormal body physiology using a array of direct and indirect techniques. This holistic healthcare perspective affords the specialist a broader spectrum of therapeutic options that include but not limited to: 

 

  • myofascial release

  • muscle energy

  • counterstrain

  • biodynamics

  • visceral manipulation

  • cranium rhythm

 

Do I have to commit or purchase a specific number of treatments?

 

No. We do not prescribe months or years of treatment at the first visit, instead we let the patients individual needs dictate the treatment process. 

 

Health Savings Account?


Another way to pay for your health care services is with a health savings account (HSA). A (HSA) is a tax-advantaged medical savings account available to taxpayers who are enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). The funds contributed to an account are not subject to federal income tax at the time of deposit. Unlike a flexible spending account (FSA), funds roll over and accumulate year to year if not spent.

 

For patients with a HSA debit card, payment is collected by cash or check at the time of treatment. We will issue a receipt which can be submitted to your HSA for reimbursement.