Synergy Health Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ page for insights into our specialized services, spanning physical therapy, occupational therapy, and pain management. Whether you’re navigating recovery, seeking assistance with daily tasks, or aiming to alleviate chronic discomfort, our collection of answers can help you discover the information needed to make informed decisions about your health journey.

FAQ - Pain Management

The duration of pain management treatment can vary significantly depending on the individual’s condition, the type of treatment, and the response to therapy. In some cases, short-term treatment may be sufficient, while for chronic or persistent pain, ongoing pain management may be necessary. Your healthcare provider will work with you to regularly evaluate your progress and adjust your treatment plan accordingly.

As with any medical treatment, there are potential risks and side effects associated with pain management therapies. These may include bleeding, infection, allergic reactions, or complications specific to certain procedures or medications. Your healthcare provider will discuss these risks with you and take steps to minimize them.

Medication may be part of a comprehensive pain management plan, but it is often used in combination with other therapies. Your healthcare provider will carefully consider the risks and benefits of medication and may prescribe analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or other medications to help manage your pain.

Yes, many pain management programs incorporate psychological support and counseling to address the emotional and mental health aspects of living with chronic pain. This may include cognitive-behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, or coping strategies to help manage stress, anxiety, and depression related to persistent pain.

To get the most out of your pain management appointment, it’s helpful to keep a record of your pain levels, triggers, and activities that exacerbate or relieve your pain. Be prepared to discuss your medical history, previous treatments, and any concerns or goals you may have. It’s also a good idea to bring a list of your current medications and any relevant medical records.

Occupational Therapy addresses developmental delays, sensory issues, and helps children participate in age-appropriate activities.

Coverage for pain management treatments can vary depending on your insurance plan and the specific procedures or therapies involved. Many insurance providers cover at least a portion of evidence-based pain management treatments, but it’s always a good idea to check with your insurance provider beforehand and understand any out-of-pocket costs or deductibles you may be responsible for.

FAQ - Physical Therapy

The duration of physical therapy treatment can vary greatly depending on the individual’s condition, goals, and progress. Some patients may only require a few sessions, while others with more complex or chronic conditions may need ongoing therapy. Your physical therapist will regularly evaluate your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

The duration of a physical therapy session can vary depending on the individual and the specific treatment plan. On average, a physical therapy session typically lasts around 30 to 60 minutes. However, this can be shorter or longer depending on the goals of the therapy, the type of treatment being provided, and the progress of the individual. The physical therapist will work closely with you to determine the appropriate session length to ensure you receive the necessary care and attention for your condition. They will also guide you on the frequency and duration of your overall treatment plan.

The number of physical therapy sessions needed depends on condition, severity of symptoms, and progress. Some patients may require only a few sessions to address a specific issue, while others may need ongoing therapy over several weeks or even months. A personalized treatment plan will be developed and recommendations made for session frequency and duration. Attendance and participation are key for optimal outcomes. Progress will be regularly monitored and adjustments made as needed to achieve desired goals.

 It’s best to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows for easy movement and access to the area being treated. Appropriate attire may include athletic shorts, t-shirts, or sweatpants. Your therapist may also ask you to remove certain clothing or jewelry to better access the treatment area.

While some temporary soreness or discomfort is normal, especially as you begin to regain strength and mobility, physical therapy should not be excessively painful. Your therapist will work within your pain tolerance and adjust techniques as needed to ensure your comfort and safety.

Your therapist will provide guidance on appropriate exercise and activity levels based on your condition and treatment plan. In some cases, certain exercises or activities may need to be modified or avoided temporarily to allow for proper healing or recovery.

To get the most out of your physical therapy sessions, it’s essential to follow your therapist’s instructions and complete any prescribed home exercises or activities. Communicating openly with your therapist about your progress, concerns, or limitations can also help ensure your treatment plan remains effective.

Depending on your condition and treatment plan, your physical therapist may recommend the use of certain equipment or assistive devices, such as crutches, walkers, braces, or therapeutic modalities. These tools can aid in your recovery and help you achieve your goals more effectively.

In some cases, physical therapy can be an effective alternative to surgery, particularly for certain musculoskeletal conditions or injuries. Your therapist will work closely with your healthcare team to determine the most appropriate course of treatment, which may include conservative management through physical therapy or a referral for surgical intervention if necessary.

FAQ - Occupational Therapy

Many insurance plans cover OT when medically necessary, but coverage varies.

An evaluation of your abilities, goal setting, and introduction to therapeutic activities.

OT provides strategies, adaptive techniques, and equipment for self-care, work, and leisure tasks.

Yes, OT can help develop the skills and accommodations needed for successful re-entry.

Devices like wheelchairs, walkers, adapted utensils, and computer aids.

OT addresses developmental delays, sensory issues, and helps children participate in age-appropriate activities.

Yes, OT may include exercises, stretches, and activities to improve strength, coordination, and motor skills.

OT provides strategies and activities to improve memory, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

Yes, OT teaches techniques like pacing, body mechanics, and energy conservation for pain relief.

Physical therapy focuses on movement and mobility, while occupational therapy focuses on daily living skills and activities.

Frequency can range from weekly to monthly, depending on your needs and goals.

Yes, home programming and modifications are often part of occupational therapy.

Through periodic evaluations, goal assessments, and observations of functional performance.

Comfortable clothing, any assistive devices you use, and a list of questions or concerns.

Yes, family involvement is encouraged to support carry-over of strategies at home.