The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
If your question is not answered here, please call 877-SPEAR-01, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I need to wear for my initial appointment?
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and a pair of rubber soled sneakers. Every
treatment course begins with a comprehensive evaluation.
Should I bring any X-rays and MRI reports with me?
Yes, please do. Although we can request these from your doctor or lab facility,
it is better if you provide them for us during your first visit so that we can perform
a more complete and accurate evaluation.
You will be asked to fill out some basic paperwork, so don't forget to bring your
prescription for physical therapy.
What types of treatments do you perform?
We perform various types of treatments, and will customize a program combining the
best techniques specific for your particular injury. The modalities and techniques
we use include soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, electrical stimulation,
stretching, therapeutic exercises, and ice. The treatment program will be performed
in a private treatment room as well as a gym setting using a variety of athletic
and rehabilitation equipment.
What type of equipment do you have on the premises?
Because we focus on rehabilitation as well as performance enhancement, we have a
full gym on the premises, including a variety of equipment intended solely for rehabilitation.
Please take a Virtual Tour of our facility to see for yourself.
Do I always see the same therapist?
At the SPEAR Center, you will always see the same physical therapist that you start
with, except for special circumstances such as scheduling difficulties or special
How long does each session last?
Generally, your initial visit will last over 1 hour since the therapist will need
to evaluate your condition, provide treatment, and give home instructions. Following
visits may last from 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on your injury and level of
How often will I come?
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 usually are from
6-12 weeks with periodic re-evaluations and regular follow-up visits with your doctor.
- Arrive 15 minutes prior to you scheduled appointment to check in.
- Bring all necessary insurance verification, physicians prescription, list of medications,
radiographs (MRI's, X-rays), etc.
- Bring or wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and a pair of rubber soled sneakers.