What to Bring To Your First Visit
For your first visit to the office, please be sure to bring the following:
- Your Insurance Card
- Your prescription for physical therapy from your physician and a referral (if required).
- A filled out medical history form, a consent to treat form, and a notice of privacy practice form (“HIPPA”). (You can download, print, and fill out these forms from our website; however, if that’s not convenient, don’t worry. These forms can be filled out at the time of your visit.)
In addition, some insurance companies will require you to fill out additional paper work.
Lastly, we request that during your visit with the physical therapist, please dress in comfortable, loose clothing, such as shorts, sweats, or a loose t-shirt.
What To Expect At Your First Visit
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 interventions including manual therapy, exercise and modalities (hot and cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc..) if needed. All of our therapists are trained in manual physical therapy techniques to assist in your recovery from injury or dysfunction. Manual physical therapy includes the assessment of joint movement, tissue restrictions and muscular compensation. An eclectic, hands on approach will be used to help you towards full recovery.
After the initial evaluation, your physical therapist may get you started on some general exercises. These exercises are designed to improve your condition and may be followed by a modality or a combination of modalities. The exercise prescription after your initial evaluation can be dependent on the state of your condition. Once your initial treatment is finished, you can schedule subsequent treatments or visits. Your visits are dependent on the doctor’s prescription, which has a written frequency and duration (example: 3x/weekx4weeks, which translates into 12 visits).
Downloadable Forms For Your First Visit
Before your first visit to our offices, please download, print, and fill out the following forms:
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