WHAT TO BRING

 

- Picture ID

- Medical History Form

- Patient Information Sheet

- Any other form that supports your condition

 

Wear appropriate clothing that will allow the physical therapist to visually inspect the area we are treating and be comfortable to exercise in.

 

General Forms

 

Medical History Form

 

Patient Information Form

 

Other Forms

 

Image Release Consent Form

 

Neck Pain Form

 

Low Back Pain Form

 

Shoulder/Arm/Hand Pain Form

 

Hip/Leg Pain Form

FAQs

How do I make an Appointment? 

You may fill out the information here or call (504) 228-0524
 
What should I wear? 
You may be performing therapeutic exercise and you will need to have clothing that is not restrictive and free-moving.  If you are going to have treatment on your knee shorts are important.  Avoid skirts.  If you are being treated for problems with your neck, upper back or shoulders and need a gown, own will be provided for you.
 
What if my symptoms increase? 
An increase in symptoms may occur.  You may have what is called treatment soreness and not the original pain.  This can occur during your visit and up to 18 hours afterward.  This should be minimal and not pain.
 
Do I need a referral to come to Grimm Physiotherapy? 
Yes, physical therapy treatment shall be based on the prescription or referral of a person licensed to practice medicine, surgery, dentistry, podiatry, or chiropractic.   Physical therapy treatment for a diagnosed condition or conditions may be provided after the PT has determined that the condition has been diagnosed within the preceding 90 days by a health care provider authorized by law to make a diagnosis.  If you don’t have a doctor or haven’t seen one in the last 30 days we will be happy to refer you to one who is familiar with our excellent care. 
 
Do you communicate with my doctor? 
YES…..if we find something during our evaluations or treatments that we think is beyond the scope of Physical Therapy or needs to be brought to the physician’s attention we will contact him/her immediately.  We also send them a progress report within the PT shall provide to the diagnosing healthcare provider, the plan of care for physical therapy services within 15 days of the physical therapy intervention.
 
Is it OK to ask my doctor about physical therapy?
Yes, your doctor wants you to be an informed patient.  It is your right and the law in Louisiana that you can choose where you attend physical therapy.  
 
Is this type of Physical Therapy suitable for my Back Pain?
If you check 4 or more of the following questions, then this may be just the right treatment for you!
-  Do you have difficulty getting out of bed in the morning due     to pain or stiffness?
-  Are there periods in the day when you have no pain, even if     it is for only 10 minutes?
-  Does sitting for long periods make you feel stiff?
-  Is the pain located to areas above your knee?
-  When getting out of the car do you feel pain/stiffness in           your low back that is relieved with walking?
-  Do you have difficulty getting up out of a chair?
-  Do you have pain that moves from the low back to your           hips, thighs, and down your leg to your foot?
-  Are you generally worse during or right after prolonged           bending as in bed-making, ironing, emptying the                     dishwasher, digging or gardening?
-  Do you have good days and bad days?
-  Are you generally better when you are walking and on the
    move?
-  When standing in one position do you find it necessary to
    sit due to back pain?
-  Does your ability to walk become progressively worse? 
-  Have you had several episode of back pain over the last
    few months or even years?
-  Are you pain free in between episodes?
-  Do you have days when you look shifted to one side with
    pain down your leg?
 
Is this type of Physical Therapy suitable for my Neck Pain?
If you answer yes to any of the following then this may be an appropriate treatment approach for you.
-  Do you have days when you can't turn your head to the
    right or left?
-  Do you have pain in between your shoulder blades and/or
    across your shoulders?
-  Do you have pain that moves up and down your arm?
-  Do you get headaches that move up from your neck and
    wrap around your head to your forehead?
-  Do you wake up with stiff necks?
-  Do you have good and bad days?
 
Will this type of treatment help my extremity (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist) pain?
If you answer yes to any of the following, there is a good chance this type of treatment is for you!
-  Are there periods in the day when you have no pain?  Even
    for 10 minutes?
-  Do you have pain when you move your involved joint?
-  Are some days better than others?
-  Do you have difficulty squatting, walking up or down
    stairs/hills, or with prolonged sitting?
-  Do you have limited motion at your hip, shoulder, knee,
    ankle, wrist, or elbow with pain?
-  Were you told you had bursitis, patella femoral syndrome,
    frozen shoulder or tendonitis?
-  Do you have golfer's elbow or tennis elbow?
-  Do you have rotator cuff pain that is coming from your
    neck?
-  Have you had several episodes of pain over the past few
    months or even years?
-  Are you generally better when you are on the move?
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FAQs
How do I make an Appointment? 
You may schedule online above or call (504) 228-0524
 
What should I wear? 
You may be performing therapeutic exercise and you will need to have clothing that is not restrictive and free-moving.  If you are going to have treatment on your knee, shorts are important.  Avoid skirts.  If you are being treated for problems with your neck, upper back or shoulders and need a gown, one will be provided for you.
 
What if my symptoms increase? 
An increase in symptoms may occur.  You may have what is called treatment soreness and not your original pain.  This can occur during your visit and up to 18 hours afterward.  This should be minimal and may be normal.
 
Do I need a referral to come to Grimm Physical Therapy? 
No, in the state of Louisiana, Physical Therapists do not need a physician’s referral.
 
Do you communicate with my doctor? 
Yes, if you wish us to. If we find something during our evaluations or treatments that we think is beyond the scope of Physical Therapy or needs to be brought to the physician’s attention we will contact him/her immediately.
 
Is it OK to ask my doctor about physical therapy?
Yes, your doctor wants you to be an informed patient.  It is your right and the law in Louisiana that you can choose where you attend physical therapy.
Is this type of Physical Therapy suitable for my Back Pain?
If you check 4 or more of the following questions, then this may be just the right treatment for you!
-  Do you have difficulty getting out of bed in the morning due
    to pain or stiffness?
-  Are there periods in the day when you have no pain, even if
    it is for only 10 minutes?
-  Does sitting for long periods make you feel stiff?
-  Is the pain located to areas above your knee?
-  When getting out of the car do you feel pain/stiffness in
    your low back that is relieved with walking?
-  Do you have difficulty getting up out of a chair?
-  Do you have pain that moves from the low back to your
    hips, thighs, and down your leg to your foot?
-  Are you generally worse during or right after prolonged
    bending as in bed-making, ironing, emptying the
    dishwasher, digging or gardening?
-  Do you have good days and bad days?
-  Are you generally better when you are walking and on the
    move?
-  When standing in one position do you find it necessary to
    sit due to back pain?
-  Does your ability to walk become progressively worse? 
-  Have you had several episode of back pain over the last
    few months or even years?
-  Are you pain free in between episodes?
-  Do you have days when you look shifted to one side with
    pain down your leg?
Is this type of Physical Therapy suitable for my Neck Pain?
If you answer yes to any of the following then this may be an appropriate treatment approach for you.
-  Do you have days when you can't turn your head to the
    right or left?
-  Do you have pain in between your shoulder blades and/or
    across your shoulders?
-  Do you have pain that moves up and down your arm?
-  Do you get headaches that move up from your neck and
    wrap around your head to your forehead?
-  Do you wake up with stiff necks?
-  Do you have good and bad days?
Will this type of treatment help my extremity (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist) pain?
If you answer yes to any of the following, there is a good chance this type of treatment is for you!
-  Are there periods in the day when you have no pain?  Even
    for 10 minutes?
-  Do you have pain when you move your involved joint?
-  Are some days better than others?
-  Do you have difficulty squatting, walking up or down
    stairs/hills, or with prolonged sitting?
-  Do you have limited motion at your hip, shoulder, knee,
    ankle, wrist, or elbow with pain?
-  Were you told you had bursitis, patella femoral syndrome,
    frozen shoulder or tendonitis?
-  Do you have golfer's elbow or tennis elbow?
-  Do you have rotator cuff pain that is coming from your
    neck?
-  Have you had several episodes of pain over the past few
    months or even years?
-  Are you generally better when you are on the move?

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If you or someone that you know suffers from physical pain and would like to try Grimm Physical Therapy, then contact us today! We would love to help you!

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