Physical Therapy Staff
|Erica Heiman, PT, DPT, MSA, OCS, CHT||Julie Obear, PT, DPT, CHT||Carol Ortlieb, PT, MPT||John Chatwell, DPT|
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ACL Rehab Guidelines
Bankart Repair Rehab Guidelines
Rotator Cuff (Large Tear) Rehab Guidelines
Rotator Cuff (Medium Tear) Rehab Guidelines
Rotator Cuff (Small Tear) Rehab Guidelines
SLAP Repair Rehab Guidelines
Total Shoulder Rehab Guidelines
Will my insurance cover Physical Therapy (PT) at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC (POPS)?
While our PT’s are in network with most local insurance companies, be sure to check with your individual insurance company to determine if POPS PT is in your network and if your policy places restrictions on the number of PT visits per year.
How long does a therapy session last?
The first session usually lasts about 1 hour and then any sessions needed after that average between 30 to 45 minutes.
What should I wear to Physical Therapy?
You should wear comfortable loose fitting clothing that would make it easy to exercise in. Keep in mind the body part being treated; for example knee patients should bring or wear shorts, shoulder patients should wear loose fitting T-shirts or tank tops to allow access to the shoulder.
Who will see me?
We employ only licensed Physical Therapists. Combined, our therapists have over 55 years of experience. We occasionally have student interns that will be involved with your treatment. We do not employ physical therapy assistants or aides, therefore all of your treatments will be with one of our licensed physical therapists.
What can I expect to happen at my first visit?
During your first physical therapy appointment you can expect the therapist to review your medical history and the nature of your injury. Evaluate your range of motion, pain, strength, and functional use of the affected extremity and then make a diagnosis, list of goals and treatment plan. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs and will likely include a home exercise program or possible follow up appointments if deemed necessary.
Can I only come to Physical Therapy at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery if I am a patient of Dr. Patrick Hurlbut’s?
No, POPS can accept Physical Therapy referrals from any primary care physician or specialist. All that is needed is a prescription for PT from the referring physician and then you can call to schedule an appointment.
Do you only treat shoulder, elbow, and hand problems at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery Physical Therapy?
No, all of our therapists have years of experience with general orthopaedic injuries, including the neck, back, hip, knee and ankle.