What to Expect on the First Visit

What to Expect on your First Visit

During your first visit, your Physical or Occupational Therapist will conduct a comprehensive assessment that includes strength and flexibility tests as well as observation of functional moments preformed on regular basis. Based on the assessments your physical therapist will develop a specialized plan of treatment specifically tailored to your needs. Although a majority of the initial visit is occupied by this assessment, your therapist will provide you with a plan of action to improve your physical limitations.This initial visit is crucial to the success of your physical therapy treatment. It is important that you convey accurate information about your injury, prior medical history, and any concerns you may be having. 

 

 

What to Bring to your First Visit

To ensure patient satisfaction and ensure your appointment runs as smooth and efficient as possible, we ask that you please bring the following things. 

  • Referral from your doctor: This can be faxed to use via your referring doctor or it can be brought in at the time of the Initial Evaluation 
  • Insurance Card(s), Drivers License 
  • If you wish to reduce your wait time you can print and fill out the patient intake forms. Please bring these completed forms to your appointment and present them to the front desk. 
  • If you have a long medication/injury history please write all information down prior to your initial visit. 
  • Please wear clothes that are comfortable and appropriate to preform exercises given by your therapist.