Joint discomfort and dysfunction are some of the most common medical issues experienced today. A physical therapy program which incorporates hands-on treatment, exercise, and education, can successfully manage a vast majority of these issues. Furthermore, physical therapy can help you improve your mobility and quality of life without the expense of surgery or side effects of medication.
What should I bring to my first Physical, Occupational, &/or Speech Therapy visit?
Please bring a prescription from your doctor if you have one, your insurance card or other billing/payment information, and any medical reports you would like your therapist to review. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to complete the necessary paperwork . If you prefer, you may download the required forms under DOWNLOADABLE FORMS under the NEW PATIENT INFO drop down menu. We still ask that you arrive at least 5 minutes ahead of your visit to present your information to the front office.
What to expect during my first Physical Therapy visit?
On your first PT visit, the physical therapist will do an evaluation that includes a thorough assessment of overall posture, range of motion, strength, flexibility, and mobility. Your therapist will then discuss their findings with you and develop a rehabilitation program to help attain goals you will set together to get back to optimal function. This program will include how the therapist will facilitate improvement (manual therapy, exercises, and modalities, if necessary) as well as what you can do on your own.
What should I wear to PT visits?
Please wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothing for physical activity. We also ask that you wear customized apparel to expose the treating area such as a sleeveless shirt or tank top for a shoulder injury or shorts for a knee injury. If you do not bring these items with you, shorts, t-shirts, and gowns are available and we have a changing room for your convenience.