Patient Responsibilities

At Teton Therapy our main purpose and goal is to maximize your results in a minimal amount of time. WE WANT TO GET YOU BETTER FAST! We guarantee that we will do everything in our power to help you achieve your goals. However, without your help and total commitment those efforts will fall short. We take your health and well-being seriously and ask that you do the same. By following these simple guidelines and patient responsibilities, you can be sure that you will have the most positive and successful experience possible at Teton Therapy.

1. ATTEND ALL SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS

We want to see you succeed. Failure to attend appointments will affect your recovery process and results. Quite simply, if you do not attend your appointments, our therapists will not be able to help you. It should also be noted that Teton Therapy enforces a $20 cancellation fee for no- shows or cancellations less than 24 hours in advance.

2. ARRIVE ON TIME FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS

Teton Therapy’s physical and occupational therapists have busy schedules. Please arrive on time to your appointment to get the best care and attention possible. If you are going to be late, please call ahead and confirm the therapist’s availability or reschedule as necessary.

3. WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING

Rolling up the legs of your jeans is tough to do, and it makes the examination of a painful knee difficult. Long sleeved shirts get in the way of a shoulder examination. Skirts make exercising almost impossible. Before coming to therapy, please plan ahead and choose comfortable and accessible clothing to wear. If you are unsure, call ahead and ask what clothing would be best suited for your specific condition. All Teton Therapy clinics have changing rooms that you are welcome to use. Also, please wear or bring comfortable shoes. Exercises for hips, knees and shoulders often require that you hold weights. Wearing sandals (or no shoes at all) could put your feet at risk for injury.

4. ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CONDITION AND TREATMENT

As a patient, you should be involved with your treatment. Our therapists are here to guide you through your treatment and we encourage open dialogue with them about what to expect. Think of the relationship with your therapists as a therapeutic alliance; both parties should be working together to help you improve and feel better.

5. PERFORM YOUR HOME EXERCISE PROGRAM AS DIRECTED

During your course of therapy, you may be required to perform an exercise program at home. It is essential that you do your best to perform the exercises as prescribed by our therapists. If, for some reason, you cannot do the exercises, please tell the therapist. Taking responsibility for your condition and engaging in a self-care exercise program can help you return to optimal function quickly.

6. WORK HARD

Recovering from illness, injury, or surgery is hard work. Please be ready to put forth your best effort while in therapy. This hard work will allow you to regain maximal independence and function throughout your everyday life. You CAN do this!