WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY FIRST VISIT?
Upon arrival, you will meet your physical therapist which you will work closely with throughout our entire recovery process. You will be asked to fill out some basic paperwork . Don't forget to bring in your prescription for physical therapy and any written information - operative reports, x-ray and/or MRI results . The physical therapist will then ask you a series of questions about your past and present medical conditions, before performing a comprehensive evaluation of your muscles, joints, nerves, tendons, and ligaments including range of motion, strength and functional testing.
You will receive treatment and home exercises on your first visit. Future appointments will also be scheduled.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
Make sure you bring your physical therapy referral provided to you by your doctor and any written information - operative reports, x-ray, and/or MRI results .
If your insurance is covering the cost of physical therapy, bring your insurance card.
If you are covered by auto insurance or an attorney lien, make sure you bring this information.
If you are covered by Workers' Compensation, bring your claim number and your case manager's contact information.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
You should wear loose-fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you have a knee problem, it is best to wear shorts. For a shoulder problem, a tank top is a good choice, and for low back problems, wear a loose-fitting shirt and pants, again so we can perform a thorough examination.