Clinic Location

Lake Zurich, Illinois
755 Ela Road.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
phone: 847.550.9784
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WoMen's Physical Therapy Institute

What can I expect at my first visit?

The first thing you can expect at WoMen’s Physical Therapy Institute is service. Our friendly, relaxing atmosphere is apparent as soon as you walk in our door. We are available to answer any questions you might have prior to your visit. As with other medical practices we have forms for you to fill out. You can download the forms or fill them out at our office.

When scheduling your first visit we will ask for your insurance information. A complementary insurance verification will be completed to provide you with your physical therapy insurance benefits. We always recommend that patients also contact their insurance carrier to confirm coverage for physical therapy.

What can I expect if I have an orthopedic diagnosis?

  • Bring or wear a sleeveless shirt if we are working on your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
  • If your diagnosis involves your knee, ankle, or low back please wear or bring a loose fitting pair of shorts
  • If your diagnosis involves your spine, you may be asked to change into a patient gown.

Your therapist will:

  • Discuss the history of your diagnosis
  • Perform a musculoskeletal evaluation
  • Evaluate your posture and flexibility of the body part involved
  • Assess the surrounding joints (for example, if you have a knee problem, your ankle and/ or hip may also be evaluated)
  • Evaluate the soft tissue surrounding your condition for tension and trigger points
  • Analyze your gait and/or strength (if appropriate)
  • Provide treatment
  • Prescribe exercises or activities to do at home
  • Give you a folder, in which to, record your future appoints and keep your home program.
  • Assess pain levels & location

What can I expect if I have pelvic disorders?

We acknowledge that coming for treatment of a pelvic dysfunction could be uncomfortable. We know it takes courage to pursue treatment for these issues.

Your therapist will:

  • Educate you on the musculature and function of the pelvis before any evaluation takes place
  • Take a thorough medical history
  • Ask you questions about your bowel, bladder and sexual function as the pelvic musculature involves all three functions.
  • Evaluate posture, core strength, pelvis and hip musculature
  • Assess your pelvic floor musculature. This can be performed vaginally or rectally. This is not a pelvic exam (no stirrups or speculum is utilized); it is an assessment of the pelvic musculature. If you are not comfortable with this, your therapist will present evaluation options to you.
  • Provide treatment
  • Prescribe exercises or activities to be performed at home
  • Give you a folder, in which to, record your future appoints and keep your home program.

  • Assess pain levels & location

Products

Your therapist may recommend the use of various durable goods to support your treatment and home exercise program (examples of such items may include: Theraband, exercise Balls, Kegel Balls, vaginal dilators).

If you have any question prior to your first visit, please call and a therapist will be glad to discuss the evaluation and treatment with you.