Patient Forms for Your First Visit
Patient Intake Forms
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
What to 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, 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.
Then, we will create 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
Lastly, you will speak with a member of our administrative staff to create treatment
schedule, which can easily fit into your lifestyle. For your convenience, we can
schedule treatment as early as 6:00 am or as late as 7:20 pm, Saturday appointments
are also available.
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 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.