What To Expect on Your First Visit
When you come to the clinic, you will be asked for the following:
- Your insurance card and a photo ID – we will make a copy and file it in your chart.
- Your prescription for physical therapy from your physician if it is required by your insurance company
- Fill out a medical history form, personal information, and a policy regarding cancellations and no-shows.
- Any applicable co-pay or estimated coinsurance.
Next Your Physical Therapist will work with you to discover the actual “Cause” of your symptoms.
During your visit with the physical therapist we ask you to dress in comfortable, loose clothing, ideally shorts and a t-shirt. For back and neck injuries we can provide a gown which has ties in the back for your examination and treatment.
During this initial evaluation, the physical therapist will examine you, discuss your problem with you in detail and provide a mutually agreed upon treatment plan to achieve your goals. The treatment plan includes number of patient visits expected , and you will discuss which interventions will be most beneficial- including manual therapy, exercise and modalities (hot pack, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis) if needed. All of our therapists are trained in manual physical therapy techniques to assist in your recovery from injury or dysfunction, so your treatment will include Hands-on treatment techniques.