Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment in order to complete the necessary paperwork. (Or you can print out the forms and bring them in already filled out.)
What To Bring
Please bring your insurance card, a photo ID, the referral or prescription from your doctor (if you’ve seen one for this injury), any relevant medical reports you might have (such as an MRI report), and comfortable clothing to move around in (T-shirt or tank top for upper body injuries, shorts for lower body injuries).
Length of Appointment
Your first appointment will likely take between 1 hour and 1 hour & 15 minutes. If you are short on time, we can limit it to 30-40 minutes of consultation only and start the actual treatment next time.
Your physical therapist will review your paperwork and discuss your injury and symptoms with you to get background information. He or she will then assess the way you move, the way you walk, your posture, your strength, your flexibility and more in order to determine the problem areas and the necessary solutions.
In most cases, treatment will begin immediately, which may include hands-on techniques and/or specific exercises. Most likely, your therapist will instruct you in a home exercise program with a few important things that you can start doing on your own at home to reinforce the longer term treatment plan.
What to Expect From Your First Appointment
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