What should you expect at your first visit?
On your first visit, you will meet your personal licensed physical therapist, who will kindly ask you about what brought you here. Be prepared to talk briefly about when you began feeling pain and how the injury happened, along with your general health and past surgeries.
Your therapist will then conduct an initial evaluation to identify any postural faults and musculoskeletal imbalances, including tests for muscle length and strength, joint mobility, and soft tissue integrity. Your therapist will then use a model or illustration to ensure your understanding.
After the evaluation, based on your diagnosis and your personal goals, we will create your personalized treatment plan for you. This will include a home exercise program with specific exercises you can do on your own to speed the recovery process. Your physical therapist will explain each exercise and make sure you understand the proper technique. This will be the extent of the treatment for this visit. Your next visit will be a full treatment session.
Lastly, you will speak with our receptionist to create your treatment schedule. We do our best to accommodate you with the day and time you desire.
How frequently will I attend physical therapy?
Most prescriptions and treatment schedules are for 2-3 visits per week, but this will vary based on your condition and physical ability.
Physical therapy sessions typically last an hour. Treatment plans are usually from 6-12 weeks with periodic evaluations and regular follow-up visits with your doctor.