Please arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment. This will provide time to confirm your completed forms, collect your insurance card and identification, verify your insurance benefits and review our privacy policies.
Prior to your appointment, please:
WHAT TO WEAR
In order to make the most of your physical therapy sessions, we ask that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Basic work-out or athletic attire is most appropriate.
WHAT TO EXPECT
On your first visit (the initial evaluation), you will meet your physical therapist, discuss your current condition or injury, and identify your goals for pursuing physical therapy. At this time your physical therapist will conduct the appropriate tests to determine your range of motion and strength and integrity of your neurological system. Some hands-on tests will determine how your affected joints are moving and whether certain joints are contributing to your current dysfunction. Do not be surprised if your physical therapist investigates joints distant from your pain, as some pain can be referred. We want to be sure to get to the root of the issue and not just treat your symptoms! At the end of the initial evaluation, your physical therapist will present his/her exam findings and present a unique recommended treatment plan to improve your condition. Every patient is different, so it is extremely important to realize that treatment plans will be unique too. All of our therapists are open to discussion and questions, as it is our goal that you have a full understanding of your condition and treatment plan.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU BRING YOUR CHILD FOR A THERAPY APPOINTMENT
Your child or loved one has been referred for therapy services. We look forward to helping them improve in the best way possible! Please be prepared to assist with your child during the therapy visits. We highly encourage you to ask questions about the care they are receiving, and the techniques being provided to help your child.
Therapy for children from an outsider's perspective appears to be "just play," but know that we, as therapists, are assessing development, joint mobility, strength, movement patterns and cognitive status within the "play." When we are providing therapy to help your child, we are directing the play activities to focus on specific movements and activities to help your child improve upon their deficits and be a happy, healthy child!