Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need therapy after surgery or an injury?
An Occupational or Physical Therapist can assist you to returning to your work, sport, or just basic activities after a surgery or an injury. We provide that assistance by setting up a treatment program which may include some form of manual therapy, exercises, and/or modalities. You will also receive instruction in a home exercise program and proper body mechanics to prevent re-injury.
Do I need a physician’s referral/prescription for Occupational or Physical Therapy?
Yes, when you are going through your health insurance to cover the treatments.
No, if you will not use health insurance and will pay privately.
How do I know if my health insurance will cover Occupational or Physical Therapy?
Most health insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid cover Occupational and Physical Therapy. We will contact your health insurance company for you to verify coverage and benefits.
I called my insurance plan and they do not show OrthoSport Therapy & Rehab as an In-Network provider, what should I do?
You need to look for Omaha Orthopedic Clinic & Sports Medicine as the In-Network provider and this will include our therapists in your network. If you are still unsure, please contact us at (402) 691-0400.
My physician has ordered physical and/or occupational therapy for me (or family member). What do I do next?
Just call our appointment desk at 402-691-0400 to schedule a time for your first appointment. We are open from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday thru Friday.
What can I expect to happen on my first visit to therapy?
Please arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time to fill out paperwork and answer a few questions about your problem. If you would like, you can print copies of the required paperwork ahead of your appointment to fill out and bring with you. You may download these from this web site. You will also need to bring your prescription for therapy, insurance card(s), and comfortable clothes. Most initial visits last 60-75 minutes.
You will then see a licensed physical or occupational therapist (depending on your problem) and they will ask you questions and perform an evaluation of your movement, strength, and abilities to perform activities. Then a plan of care with goals will be established and appropriate exercises and treatment will be initiated. Follow up appointments (if needed) will be scheduled at that time.
What should I wear to my therapy appointments?
The therapist will need access to the skin and area around the injured/surgical site so appropriate comfortable clothing that you can easily move in would be beneficial. For example, wear a pair of shorts for a hip or knee problem, or a tank top for a shoulder problem. If you are being seen for a spine problem then sweat pants, t-shirts or other loose comfortable clothing would be appropriate. We do have exam gowns if needed.
A pair of tennis shoes and socks would also be helpful as you perform exercises.