What should I expect during my first visit?

During your first visit you can expect the following:

  • Arrive 15 minutes before your first visit to complete paperwork or Click download to download forms at home and fill them out before your appointment.

  • You will provide us your prescription for physical therapy (If you have one).

  • We will copy your insurance card.

  • You will be seen for the initial evaluation by the physical therapist.

  • The physical therapist will discuss the following:

    1. Your medical history.

    2. Your current problems/complaints.

    3. Pain intensity, what aggravates and eases the symptoms.

    4. How this is impacting your daily activities or your functional limitations.

    5. Your goals with physical therapy.

    6. Medications, tests, and procedures related to your health.

  • The therapist will then perform the objective evaluation

The physical therapist will then formulate a list of problems you are having, and how to treat those problems. A plan is subsequently developed with the patient's input. This includes how many times you should see the therapist per week, how many weeks you will need therapy, home exercise programs, patient education, short-term/long-term goals, and what is expected after discharge from therapy. This plan is created with input from you, your physical therapist, and your doctor.