What should I expect on my first visit?
- The physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation lasting approximately 45-60 minutes, which will involve you providing a brief medical history, postural assessment, tests and measures relevant to your condition. The results of the examination will be used by the physical therapist to establish an individualized treatment plan to assist you in reaching your functional goals.
What time should I arrive for my scheduled appointment?
- If you plan on completing the paperwork here at our office, please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
- If you download and complete the paperwork at home, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
What to wear
- Loose fitting clothing is best.
- For issues with low back, hips, knees and ankles it is best to bring loose fitting shorts.
What should I bring with me?
- For your fist visit you will need your insurance card(s), driver's license, and any completed paperwork that was sent to you.
- If you have any operative reports, MRI or X-ray results, or physician referral form.
- Bring any braces, orthotics, splints, crutches that you currently use for your injured body part.
What office policies should I be aware of?
- If you have to reschedule an appointment, please call us. If it is after hours, please leave a voice message as to why you are not able to make your appointment.
- If you will be late, please call us and we will see if you will still be able to receive your treatment as scheduled.
- Missed appointments are discouraged. They also become part of your medical record. Multiple missed visits may result in discharge from our care, with a note to your physician.
- Before returning to your physician, let us know several days previous to the appointment so the therapist may provide a written progress report.
What types of interventions may be part of my individualized treatment plan?
Therapeutic exercise, aerobic conditioning, manual therapy, modalities, posture re-education and proper biomechanics associated with functional training for sport, work, or home related activities.