Allied Health Professions

Frequently Asked Questions

What services does the Faculty Clinic provide?
How do I make an appointment?
What do I bring to my initial evaluation appointment?
What can I expect at my first appointment?

Q. What services does the Faculty Clinic provide?
A. The Rehabilitation Faculty Clinic provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to children and adults. The clinic has the following resources:

  • Board-certified PT specialists in geriatrics, orthopedics, neurology, and wound care
  • Women’s health physical therapy services
  • Overground bodyweight-supported BioNess Vector gait training system
  • BioNess Integrated Therapy System (BITS) – visuomotor training via OT/PT
  • BioNess H200 and L300 Plus functional electrical stimulation neuroprostheses for the upper and lower extremities
  • Aquatic therapy warm water pool with lift system
  • Functional electrical stimulation bicycles
  • Biodex Dynamometer – muscle testing, functional capacity testing
  • NeuroCom Balance Master – vestibular, balance testing and training
  • Pilates private instruction

Q. How do I make an appointment?
A. Call 318-813-2970 to inquire about your particular situation. A referral from a physician or other healthcare provider may be required. Other information that will expedite the process is a copy of your insurance card (front and back).
Appointment requests, referrals and insurance information can be faxed directly to us at 318-813-2981. Once we have this information, our billing office will verify your insurance coverage and notify you if any co-payments, co-insurances, or deductibles apply. The therapist assigned to you will then call you to schedule your initial evaluation appointment.

Q. What do I bring to my initial evaluation appointment?
A. Please bring the following to your initial evaluation appointment:

  • Identification (driver’s license, state-issued ID, etc.)
  • Insurance card(s)
  • List of current medications
  • Comfortable clothes you can exercise in (shorts if you are coming for a lower body diagnosis, gowns and changing rooms are available if needed).
  • Braces or other assistive devices related to your diagnosis

Q. What can I expect at my first appointment?
A. This will vary depending on your diagnosis and the type(s) of therapy you are receiving (physical, occupational, or speech). There will be some standard forms for you to sign after you check in at the front desk.
Then, the therapist will spend the first part of the session gathering information about your medical history, how you are functioning at home/work/school, and your diagnosis, injury, or surgery. If you have recently had surgery, your therapist will typically take down your dressing to assess your incisions/portal sites for signs of infection. Your therapist will also ask you what goals you would like to achieve with therapy. The therapist may give you a questionnaire, take measurements, and perform testing to provide you with a therapy diagnosis. They will then discuss goals and the treatment plan with you. They may also give you a written exercise program to perform at home between therapy visits.