What should I expect during my physical therapy treatments?
Your first visit will include the initial evaluation and then a treatment. You will be instructed on therapeutic exercises, learn how to manage and care for your symptoms, receive manual therapy if necessary, and may be treated with some type of therapeutic modalities. (As well as given a specific home program, ice, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, traction, etc.)
What type of treatment will I receive?
Treatment is based on the initial evaluation findings along with ongoing reassessment and evaluation. Treatment may consist of a variety of hands-on joint and soft tissue treatment techniques, exercise techniques and pain reducing modalities. Treatments are designed to increase motion and strength, reduce pain, and most importantly, restore function. Patients are typically involved in an active exercise program at home and are educated in ways to speed recovery and prevent recurrence of the problem.
What should I wear?
It is best to wear clothing and shoes that are appropriate for exercise. The clothing should either expose the area (i.e. wear shorts if you are being seen for a knee problem) or be loose fitting to easily expose the area that is being treated. You may be asked to put on a gown depending on where your pain or problem is located.
Prepare for your appointment
When making your appointment, please remember to provide the following information:
- Your health, automobile or workers compensation insurer information.
- Your home address and telephone number.
For new patient appointments, you will have the option to be emailed a New Patient Packet. Our forms are also available here online and can be printed and presented at your appointment. You will receive a Reminder Phone Message prior to your appointment.
For your first appointment, please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time:
- Present your insurance card and Identification.
- Provide the front desk with any updates to your personal information.
- Pay your co-payment.