ABOUT REHABILITATION

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Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is committed to making a difference in people’s lives through excellent rehabilitative care. From post-operative care for orthopedic patients to therapy designed to address specific deficits, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital serves patients with rehabilitation programs tailored to meet their individual needs.

What to Expect During Outpatient Rehab

Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists are experts in teaching patients and their families’ research proven treatment techniques in order to regain and improve current functional limitations. We offer superior care, professional expertise and exceptional outcomes—customized to you.

First appointment/Evaluation

Upon check in you will be asked to complete an online assessment called FOTO (Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes).

  • The assessment will ask you about difficulties you may have with certain activities with respect to the problem for which we are seeing you. By answering these questions, your therapist will be able to gain a better understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing.
  • You will undergo a comprehensive clinical evaluation with the therapist that will take about 45 minutes.
  • The information from FOTO combined with the results of your therapist’s evaluation, will help us in providing the most efficient and effective care possible.
  • At that time a plan of care will be developed, establishing goals to meet your individual needs.

Follow Up Visits ( Regularly scheduled appointments)

  • Your frequency of visits and length of treatment is based on your specific injury or condition, physician prescription, your insurance plan and the therapists recommended plan of care.

  • You will be provided with a home exercise program (HEP) that compliments your plan of care. The HEP is a VERY IMPORTANT aspect of the rehabilitation process and will assist you in achieving your goals. The exercises are life-long.

  • Throughout your treatment you will be asked to complete follow up FOTO assessments which will help us assess your progress toward your goals since starting therapy. Included in the update and discharge assessments are satisfaction questions so you can let us know if we are meeting your needs and expectations.

What activities might I be doing in therapy?

Individualized treatment programs may include stretching, strengthening, balance/postural exercises along with the use of modalities and manual therapy.

How you can help your therapist?

  • Attend all your scheduled appointments.

    • We have reserved this time especially for you

  • Be an active participant rather than a passive recipient.

  • Share your accomplishments and concerns with your therapist at each visit.

  • Let us know if we are meeting your needs and expectations.

  • Ask questions!!

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING FMH REHAB!!!

Off Campus
19 College Road, Suite D
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Phone:
(907) 458-5670
Fax:

(907) 458-3071

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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