PREPARING FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY
Please arrive 15 minutes before 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:
- Complete new patient paperwork.
- Bring a current identification card.
- Bring your most current health insurance card.
- If you have one, bring your prescription for physical therapy from your referring physician.
- Bring any X-rays, MRIs or physician reports related to your injury, if applicable.
WHAT TO WEAR
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
At your first visit, during your initial evaluation, you will meet your physical therapist, discuss your current condition or injury and identify your goals for pursuing physical therapy. Your physical therapist will conduct the appropriate tests to determine your range of motion and strength and integrity of your neurological system. 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. At the end of the initial evaluation, your physical therapist will provide his/her exam findings and present a unique recommended treatment plan.