Evaluation Your treatment begins with a focused evaluation, which includes health history and overall health assessment. A physical examination is then conducted to assess your range of motion, sensation awareness, pain levels, strength, and ability to perform specific functional tasks.
Setting Goals Using information gathered during the evaluation, you and your therapist will establish a treatment plan and therapy goals designed to help you achieve recovery as quickly and safely as possible.
Your treatment program will initially focus on relieving your symptoms and stabilizing your condition. Treatment then progresses to strengthening and regaining maximum movement and function. Exercise and strengthening programs are tailored to meet your individual goals and assist in this process. In addition, you will learn ways to prevent future problems and maintain health.
Since your understanding and participation are essential to achieving your treatment goals, you will be taught strategies to take control of your body and its healing process from day one. Education is part of what we do as physical therapists. Expect to receive a home program that will include both flexibility and strengthening techniques.
Open communication is vital between you and your therapist, and we encourage you to ask questions during the course of your therapy.
In order to make the most of your physical therapy sessions, we ask that you wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Exercise clothing, such as sweats, t-shirts, and shorts are most appropriate. We do ask that women wear a bra or a sports-bra.
What to Bring to Your First PT Appointment
Be sure to bring in your updated insurance cards, a current medication list, and any forms that you may have filled out. You may also bring in your doctor's notes, XRAY, and/or MRI disc for our PT's to go over the results with you. If you decide to fill out forms in our office be sure to arrive about 15-20 minutes early to your scheduled appointment and bring a pair of glasses.
Because you are the primary focus of our care, your active participation is essential to a successful rehabilitation program. The following guidelines are highly recommended to enhance the achievement of your goals.
Welcome. We have made every effort to minimize the paperwork required for our patients, while also getting the information we need to provide you with the highest quality service possible.
In order to make better use of your time at our clinic, we have provided you with registration forms to be printed and completed prior to arriving at your first appointment or fill out online if you wish.
Patient Initial Questionnaire
Feel free to stop by our office for forms before your first appointment or click on tab "questionnaire" to find a form!